During the High Court hearing of the Financial Conduct Authority’s business interruption test case, the regulator argued that reversing the judgment in the historic Orient Express case would “restore sanity”. If the Supreme Court chooses to overrule the…
Financial pressures caused by Covid-19 could lead to an increase in guaranteed asset protection insurance fraud, with some insurers already seeing worrying signs, experts have cautioned.
The mass migration to working from home may well result in a wave of claims for back pain, mental health, stress, and repetitive strain injuries, warns BLM head of casualty Simon Jones.
The Department of Justice for Northern Ireland has decided against changing the country's personal injury discount rate until a revised legal framework is in place.
The predicted coronavirus-related economic hit is being compared to the 2008 recession, with financial pressure a driver of insurance fraud.
Specialists across the insurance industry have voiced their concerns about the potential for a build-up of legionella bacteria in buildings left empty over lockdown.
As a result of the coronavirus pandemic, the shipping industry finds itself amid the sharpest decline in trade in 35 years, according to Clarksons Research. The intelligence provider estimates that seaborne trade fell by 10.6% year-on-year in May and…
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The Met Office has issued further wind and rain warnings for today as storm Francis hits the UK, while the impact of Scottish floods continues to be felt.
While the serious injury claims cycle faced delays during the start of the pandemic, time pressures are now “easing” as care providers find ways to adapt.
Escape of water claims across the insurance sector often form the highest proportion of all claims notified and the number and cost of those claims continue to rise. John O’Shea, partner and head of property damage and recovery at BLM, and Paul Redington…
If Ecclesiastical CEO Mark Hews is sorry for how the insurer has handled non-recent child sexual abuse claims, should he not be addressing the victims rather than shareholders?
With the UK government ready to introduce e-scooters on the roads from this weekend as part of trials, the British Insurance Brokers’ Association has called for the development of a “low-level minimal insurance requirement."
Briefing: EC3's 'Plantation Place' – Insurers back renaming as London’s Square Mile faces up to slavery links
When the Black Lives Matters movement blew up in the UK following the death of George Floyd in Minnesota I wondered how long it would take before the insurance sector came under the spotlight.
Insurance Covid-Cast episode 16: “From feast to famine in ten days” – How the travel insurance sector is dealing with the Coronavirus with no sales
In the latest episode of Post and Insurance Age’s video series we gathered together a group of travel insurance experts to discuss how the travel insurance sector is coping with a “tsunami of claims” and whether it will bounce back post-pandemic.
Claims farmers looking to exploit the new type of claims arising from coronavirus will contribute to an increase in fraud, warn lawyers.
Insurance Covid-Cast episode 13: Litigation under lockdown - how are lawyers and insurers managing legal disputes during the coronavirus?
In the latest episode of Insurance Post and Insurance Age’s new video series brought to you while our journalists are working from home, we gathered together a group of lawyers and claims experts to discuss how they are managing dispute resolution and…
The UK government has been urged to “err on the side of caution” when dictating the rules of e-scooter trials next month.
As investment returns drop due to coronavirus claimant and insurance lawyers have urged parties not to take a short-term view on the discount rate and a possible early review of a dual discount rate saying its a time for "stability and not disruption”.
We have seen a great deal in the press about the immediate impact of Covid-19 on the insurance claims landscape, including motor and credit hire. BLM’s head of catastrophic injury, Andrew Hibbert, believes there are a number of things the insurance…
Analysis: How insurance law firms are responding to the coronavirus - virtual forums, video evidence and resolution based on documentary evidence
In light of the coronavirus pandemic, Jonathan Swift, director of content for Infopro insurance division, caught up with a number of insurance law firms to find out what they are doing to manage case loads and meetings during these difficult times; and…
The Association of British Insurers has called for an appropriate regulatory framework to be introduced to keep all road users safe if the government allows micromobility vehicles to be used on the streets.
If the discount rate in Northern Ireland is made minus 1.75% this will lead to price hikes and potentially vast jumps in the cost of individual claims, insurers and lawyers have warned.
December 2019 was the first anniversary of Royal Assent to the Civil Liability Act 2018 and mid-January 2020 marked six months on from one of David Gauke’s last decisions as Lord Chancellor to set a new personal injury discount rate of -0.25% for England…