Post - 2010-01-14

The contented regulator

Six months into his regulatory role, Ken Hogg talks to Jonathan Swift about why after two decades working for insurance companies he is now well placed for life at the Financial Services Authority.

Postbox: European model unworkable in UK

Why is [DAS chief executive] Paul Asplin sounding the death knell for the UK legal expenses model (, when alternative UK business models are already demonstrating that add-on legal expenses can deliver both a responsive…

Motor insurance: Pay as you go?

Motor insurers have faced a barrage of bad publicity over the costs associated with spreading premium payments over a year, rather than in one lump sum. Jakki May reports on the issues.

Crime scene investigation

Amy Ellis reports on how police forensic investigations can delay the reinstatement process for buildings and examines the implications this has for major loss claims.

Digital revolution

Fraud investigations are often hampered by traditional methods of recording and transcribing interviews. Simon Jones examines the advances made in digital recording and explains how this could help insurers cut fraud bills.

Half-baked reform

Andrew Milne examines the radical changes originally proposed by the Civil Law Reform Bill on limitation, highlighting the problems that would have beset the construction sector as a result.

Brand of gold

Mark Williamson takes a look at the importance of positioning your brand correctly, and the perils and pitfalls that can occur if you make a mistake in tying your brand to another entity.

Scope of employment

Employers are responsible for acts committed by staff in the course of their employment. Will Jones examines case law to determine how wide-ranging this liability is.

Muddying the waters

Financial deputies act for claimants unable to manage their finances. However, Adam Fullwood explains that a Court of Appeal decision has muddied the waters once again over the key issue of public funding of future care costs.


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