Post - 2009-12-17

Onwards to 2010

The insurance industry has called on the Chancellor to reconsider a decision to apply insurance premium tax to fees on personal lines insurance sold through intermediaries.

IIB and Biba plan united front if Tories win

Talks over how to present a united front to a new government if the Conservatives seize power next year have begun between the Institute of Insurance Brokers and British Insurance Brokers' Association.

Law firms to merge

nternational law firms Hogan & Hartson and Lovells' respective partnerships have approved the merger of their firms.

Questgates joins PTILG

Questgates is the latest insurance industry company to join the Prince's Trust Insurance Leadership Group.

Under strain

Rising complaints about the solicitors' indemnity scheme have prompted calls for change. Hugh Price and Roger Flaxman explain why varying the renewal date alone will not solve the problem.

An explosive finale

2009 looked like being a quiet year for loss adjusters, writes Leigh Jackson. However, the floods that hit Cumbria over a three-day period at its tail-end have provoked a surge in activity.

Crisis kickback

The continued credit crisis has set in motion a raft of alterations to accounting standards. John O'Neill outlines these changes and their impact.

Unruly waters

The Gulf of Aden has been plagued by pirate activity, with more than 240 attacks in 2009. But Andrew Moulton reveals how cargo providers and insurers are fighting back in a bid to reclaim the seas.


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