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.
Kelly Huddleston, credit hire team leader for Covéa, has been crowned winner of the Claims Apprentice 2020. Post caught up with Kelly and sponsor Kennedys’ own Alan Sugar, Suzanne Liversidge about the experience, the process and the challenges
Insurers have welcomed the government’s consultation into the safe use of automated lane keeping systems in vehicles but warned against making the “huge leap” of believing this “clever bit of technology” is the same as an automated car.
Kennedys has launched a virtual work experience programme to replace its usual in-person version and still be able to give would-be lawyers a taste of legal life during Covid-19 disruption.
With the individual and team tasks now completed, it is time for the five remaining candidates to reflect on them as they sit down with Suzanne Liversidge, sponsor Kennedys’ own Alan Sugar.
The legal and political landscapes across the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland vary considerably and no less so when it comes to the personal injury discount rate. With negative (and different) discount rates and methodologies adopted in both…
With the country in Covid-19 lockdown the five remaining apprentices are given their latest task through the means of video conferencing.
With Team KDA emerging as the winners of the podcast challenge, the apprentices now move onto their next task.
With topics decided, guests lined up and vox pops taped it is time for Team Empower and Team KDA to enter the studio to record their podcasts.
Now that the six contestants have been split into teams and decided on their names, it is time for the apprentices to tackle their first challenge.
After a rigorous week interviewing rising insurance stars up and down the country, the field has been whittled down to six candidates, all competing for the prize of becoming the 2020 Claims Apprentice.
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…
Lawyers have warned that insurers could face an influx of employers' liability claims after the government changed it stance and is actively encouraging those who can’t work from home to return to their workplace following an easing of coronavirus…
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”.
Barclays' doctor assault victims denied compensation as court clarifies liability for 'independent contractor'
The Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday that Barclays Bank is not liable for the alleged sexual assault of more than 100 patients by a doctor carrying out medicals on the bank’s behalf.
Insurance lawyers have responded to today’s Supreme Court ruling which found supermarket Morrisons is not ‘vicariously liable’ for a large-scale data leak by a disgruntled employee, saying it might be a relief for corporates but that it doesn’t signal…
Lawyers remain confident the UK government won’t follow the US in mandating payouts for Covid-19 on business interruption policies after four US states tabled legislation that would require disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic to be covered.
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…
In 2009 Laurence Besemer became the first CEO of the Forum of Insurance Lawyers, the UK trade body for defendant law firms. A decade into the role he spoke to Jonathan Swift about its commitment to its members, a successful 2019 and why it is definitely…
As American film producer Harvey Weinstein's sexual abuse case again makes headlines, the spotlight on diversity and equality is having an impact on many businesses, regardless of size, nature or geographical location writes Jennifer Boldon, partner in…
The Ministry of Justice has addressed a “loophole” meaning children and vulnerable adults will be able to recoup representation costs when the delayed whiplash portal rolls out, but questions linger over its start date, pressure on courts and claimants…
Law firm Kennedys has spun out part of its innovation function as a separate wholly-owned limited company in order to speed up product development and attract staff more suited to its technology/software focus.
The wait began in 2017, and many of us felt that the agonising limbo might never end. But after two and a half years, the wait is finally over. That’s right: Kesha’s new album is out today.