Social inequality increased during the pandemic. Kieran Jones, director of client relationships at Weightmans and member of the board of directors at the Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation, explains what the industry can do to help.
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.
With the government announcing that careless driving will carry the possibility of a custodial sentence from 2021, Lili Oliver, Weightmans partner, explores the likely impact on the insurance industry.
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…
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.
The Court of Appeal has rewritten the approach to calculating personal injury accommodation claims in a landmark judgment that awarded the claimant additional damages of £802,000 for the cost of special accommodation.
Managing general agents and coverholder brokers remain optimistic about the sector’s prospects despite warnings from lawyers on the implications of the recent business interruption court case.
As the driver in a fatal autonomous Uber car crash from 2018 was charged with negligent homicide, the insurance industry has warned more needs to be done before introducing Automated Lane Keeping Systems onto UK roads next year.
Falling average motor premiums may represent less significant savings for individual consumers than at first glance, experts have cautioned, while a swift return to pre-Covid motor premium levels is "not inevitable."
The UK government recently took the decision to legalise the use of rental electric scooters on public roads. Glyn Thompson, head of the motor sector focus team at the Forum Of Insurance Lawyers and technical lead motor at Weightmans, looks at what the…
With the All Party Parliamentary Group for Respiratory Health’s call to arms for the reform of workplace exposure limits to silica dust, Jim Byard, insurance partner at Weightmans, explores the likely impact on the insurance industry, and how it can…
Swift v Carpenter: Change needed if costs formula 'no longer fits' purpose, says Personal Injuries Bar Association
If the current formula for calculating serious injury accommodation costs is no longer fit for purpose then it should be improved, the Personal Injuries Bar Association's representative said on the third and final day of the Swift v Carpenter appeal.
Swift v Carpenter: Appeal Court hears arguments on whether market value of property is a fair measure
On the second day of the appeal to a 2018 judgment in Swift v Carpenter relating to serious injury claim accommodation costs, judges heard from further witnesses.
On Tuesday the appeals court heard from expert witnesses testifying on the topic of additional accommodation costs in serious injury claims in appeal to Swift v Carpenter.
The UK government has been urged to “err on the side of caution” when dictating the rules of e-scooter trials next month.
The insurance industry stands ready to participate in the creation of a Pandemic Re vehicle but opinions differ on how it would work.
Quieter roads have led many to assume that car insurers are in for pandemic profits. Post investigates calls for lockdown windfalls to be re-gifted to motorists.
Microsoft’s data breach, which saw details of a reported 250 million customers made available online, could leave insureds facing knock-on phishing attempts and the tech giant facing a fine.
The Forum of Insurance Lawyers has expanded the remit of its cyber liabilities sector focus team to include insurers’ and law firms’ use of technology in claims handling, as well as claims law related to cyber cover and digital processing.
As people are increasingly switching to electric vehicles, are insurers taking the opportunity to explore this market?
The Financial Conduct Authority is working to limit charges for claims management companies’ services, but will new regulation actually be a double-edged sword for consumers?
Exclusive: Motor insurance policyholders could see their premiums increase as a result of a six year landmark case against Motor Insurers’ Bureau.
With the deadline for entering the British Insurance Awards getting ever closer, what better time to introduce the judges who will be casting an eye over these years submissions? Post canvasses them for their favourite memories of previous BIAs and their…
The British Airways data breach is the first major case since the General Data Protection Regulation became law. With the firm facing group legal action and the Information Commissioner’s Office testing its teeth for the first time, what might this mean…