How can insurers help customers facing Brexit uncertainly when they themselves face taking a blind bet on whether the UK will face a hard or soft deal when leaving the European Union? David Worsfold investigates.
Against a backdrop of changing client demands, political uncertainty and new legislation, Jonathan Swift caught up with BLM senior partner Matthew Harrington and director of policy and government affairs Alistair Kinley to discuss how the law firm is…
Claims management companies who deal with travel sickness should be included in upcoming Financial Conduct Authority regulation of the sector, warn experts.
Coffee chains and similar outlets may face negligence claims following Pret allergy deaths, warn experts.
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.
Getting a nasty surprise when the bill arrives is a feeling many of us have experienced. Some insured losses are no different.
The epidemic of holiday sickness claims might be over, but insurers have been warned claims management companies are already moving into new areas to make up for the shortfall in revenue.
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
The Supreme Court ruling in Pimlico Plumbers, granting employment rights to a gig worker, might lead to an increase or a shift in liability claims. But it also opens up a door for new products as gig economy platforms will want to cover their new…
BLM has named Damian Cleary as head of London market and Gavin Coull as head of reinsurance as the law firm targets growth in Lloyd’s.
As professional sportspeople complain about their insufficient cover for career-ending injuries, insurers fear a surge in claims from contact sports
BLM partner Greg McEwen considers the liability implications of using artificial intelligence for medical diagnostics.
This week in Post, the majority of the team managed to continue putting off doing any substantial exercise for our upcoming Tough Mudder course.
Insurers and lawyers trying to automate claims through artificial intelligence must be careful not to violate ethical boundaries, explains Andrew Dunkley, head of analytics at BLM, pointing to the Cambridge Analytica scandal as a warning sign.
Over two decades ago, a quintet sat down to formulate the pre-action protocols for personal injury claims. Post gathered four [Nigel Tomkins, then of Thompsons could not make it] back together to reflect on their influence, lessons learned and the…
Christmas parties can result in claims against employers. Alistair Kinley, director of policy and government affairs at BLM, examines a recent case.
This week I attended a briefing on hostage negotiation skills organised by an underwriting association and a wine tasting hosted by a rehabilitation provider.
The insurance industry is currently battling with a multitude of uncertainties: Brexit, Ogden, and the impact of technology. Mike Brown, senior partner, and Alistair Kinley, director of policy and government affairs, BLM, spoke to Post about how those…
BLM partners Jennette Newman and Julian Smart explain how macroeconomic trends can be analysed to predict insurance claims.
Businesses are opening themselves up to online exposures every single day. What do companies and insurers need to do to bring themselves up to speed with these new risks and incoming regulations affecting this area?
The third Claims Club meet in 2017 focused on getting claims right through communication and customer service. Terry Renouf, consultant at BLM, explains.
Insurers will need to get the consent from their policyholders to collect their personal data, under regulation coming into force next year
Thomas Cook has successfully defended against a fraudulent holiday illness claim seeking damages of up to £10,000.
The General Data Protection Regulation could stall the industry’s efforts to use artificial intelligence and Big Data to enhance their propositions.