As we head towards a welcome four-day weekend, the insurance world has been getting in the spirit for Easter in the only natural way: smashing chocolate eggs.
Insurance law firm DAC Beachcroft is acquiring an office in Belfast.
Claims management companies come under the regulation of the Financial Conduct Authority today, but do the high barriers for entry threaten to create unintended consequences?
What’s fueling motor insurance today? Michele Bacchus talks to the industry and gives the low-down on what’s heading down the highway towards insurers in both the fast and slow lanes
Claims management companies will see registration fees increase by 400% when they come under the regulation of the Financial Conduct Authority next month, prompting fears that smaller firms will move into unregulated areas.
A chip shop worker was given a 16 month prison sentence and ordered to repay £2500 after he made a fraudulent claim.
After getting a taste for adjusting, Marcus Hanson has progressed to Sedgwick’s complex liability team
Insurers are coming up with ways to get round obstacles to doing business in Europe after Brexit
The spectre of Brexit loomed large over the insurance sector this year, and although the picture is still no clearer in terms of how the UK market will continue to trade with Europe after 29 March 2019, significant merger & acquisition activity was among…
Liability insurers are seeing a dramatic increase in claims arising from allegedly defectively installed cavity wall insulation. Tom Corrigan, partner at DAC Beachcroft, asks whether there is cause for concern.
Insurers and loss adjusters are using digital technologies to handle this autumn’s surge in subsidence claims but they are not forgetting the human touch is the best way to get to the root of the problem
Keoghs partner James Heath, pictured, was handed the achievement prize at the Fraud Awards last night in what proved to be a fruitful night for the law firm.
Supply chain procurement continues to evolve against a backdrop of consolidation among both insurers and third party administrators. Edward Murray looks at how tendering is changing from the demands on suppliers to the length of partnerships
Farming is the most lethal of all industries. The sector and its main insurer are trying to change rules and mentalities to make it safer
Three time Home Counties boxing champion Conroy Downer has been ordered to pay more than £13,000 in legal costs to Axa after he made a dishonest insurance claim.
The insurance industry’s perpetually uneasy relationship with credit hire has often flared up into hostility. Judging by the tone of the exchanges at a recent roundtable, the current mood is much calmer, with a greater willingness to explore ways of…
In an era of Instagram brows and duck lip selfies, the beauty industry is thriving. While most customers visit their hairdresser, nail bar or tanning salon to look smoking hot, others see a beauty treatment as a route to a windfall, via a fraudulent…
Solicitors and their professional indemnity insurers are in effect underwriting the legitimacy of property transactions on a strict liability basis, following a recent court decision analysed by Phil Murrin, partner at DAC Beachcroft.
Outdated static rating factors and underwriting losses mean the marine market is ripe for disruption. Technology, including, blockchain is set to shake up the sector.
Cyber cover is entering personal lines and offering protection against online bullying. But is it really a place for insurers?
The proposed Civil Liability Bill is set to introduce sweeping changes to the way soft tissue injury claims are paid out in England and Wales. In Scotland though, it would seem as though the effect of the whiplash reforms south of the border could…
Vicarious liability's elastic boundaries continue to be stretched, explains David Williams, insurance partner at DAC Beachcroft.
A whiplash fraudster has been handed a two month prison sentence and been ordered to pay £14,000 in costs.
Whether it’s a tumble dryer that catches fire or baby milk that’s contaminated with salmonella, an increase in safety concerns is putting product recall insurance in the spotlight. With the frequency and severity of claims on the up, there are concerns…