Natasha’s Law has opened up a fresh range of risks for food businesses, while Brexit and Covid-19 have impacted product recall in other areas and ways. Post looks at what insurance cover is available for firms and what triggers they respond to
The debate about the personal injury discount rate in Northern Ireland is a combination of big political forces, small political points-scoring and, perhaps, some missed opportunities, argue BLM director Alistair Kinley and partner Patrick Connolly,…
From when the All Party Parliamentary Group on Insurance & Financial Services was established in 1991 to the infamous 10 Downing Street summit on Valentine’s Day 2012 insurance and politics often cross paths. Post investigates the impact insurance has…
'Freedom Day' may be approaching but a return to normality could remain a risky business for employers, writes BLM occupational disease team partner Simon Morrow.
A second independence referendum raised its head again in the recent elections for the Scottish Parliament, Post investigates what this would mean for the UK insurance sector
Insurers are expecting claims volumes to rise in Scotland as Qualified One Way Costs Shifting goes live.
Allianz and LV have appointed BLM, DWF and Keoghs to their claims legal panel and are considering joint panels across other areas, Post has learned.
Many will have breathed a sigh a relief when the government finally agreed a trade deal with the European Union at the turn of the year. However, a few months on, the cost implications for escape of water claims are now becoming clear, argues Yuling Kao…
The resumption of outdoor sports from 29 March is perhaps surprising given the risk that it creates for the spread of Covid-19, says BLM's partner for occupational disease Simon Morrow.
The Northern Irish Department of Justice intends to push its minus 1.75% personal injury discount rate change through by the end of May.
Professor Tony Maden has been cleared in two investigations by the General Medical Council over fitness to practice relating to complaints submitted by non-recent child sexual abuse claimants.
With the roll out of Covid-19 vaccines under way, and firms saying they might require them to be mandatory for their staff, Post investigates what impact this could have on insurance
For the fourteenth episode of Post’s video series Fully Comp we gathered together a group of experts to discuss the highly anticipated publication of the rules, tarriffs, pre-action protocol and practice direction linked with the whiplash portal.
Policymakers, retailers and environmentalists hope that e-scooters will be a green saviour. Trials to ascertain the risks are ongoing, as the insurance industry watches on with a wary eye.
Some business interruption policyholders are looking to claim damages under the Enterprise Act (2006) for late payouts, following the Supreme Court's verdict in the regulator's test case.
Post spoke to insurers, brokers and claims professionals to get their predictions for what 2021 will look like.
Post spoke to loss adjusting and legal professionals to get their thoughts on the highs and lows of 2020
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…