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…
Exclusive: Insurers of Grenfell Tower could face legacy claims from victims if they develop symptoms of asbestos poisoning in later life.
The perfect storm of conditions that has allowed the legacy sector to boom over the past couple of years looks set to continue throughout 2018 as capital continues to flow into the market, fuelling a pipeline of deals.
Possible mesothelioma treatment will require a new approach to asbestos claims, explains Ian Harvey, head of claims strategy at Pro Global.
Over two decades ago, a quintet sat down to formulate the pre-action protocols for personal injury claims. Post gathered four [Nigel Tomkins, then of Thompsons could not make it] back together to reflect on their influence, lessons learned and the…
Group CEO, RSA
Compre has acquired two books of business in total worth €300m (£264m) from Generali.
Compre has acquired a legacy portfolio from the Norwegian insurer Gjensidige Forsikring for an undisclosed sum.
Lord Justice Jackson has recommended extending fixed recoverable costs for fast-track legal cases and a new fixed cost intermediate track for claims worth up to £100,000.
Axa has started transferring its historical disease liability book of business to Riverstone.
RSA will use the sale of its legacy assets to further bolster its Solvency II position, according to its chief financial officer.
RSA has agreed to dispose of UK legacy insurance liabilities worth £834m to the Bermuda-based Enstar Group.
The use of e-cigarettes, or vaping, has grown exponentially since they appeared on the market 10 years ago. When it comes to covering the associated risks, are insurers and brokers playing with fire?
Referendum results, cabinet reshuffles and the shelving of long-awaited reforms add up to a turbulent year ahead for anyone in the insurance sector, not least those in the legal profession. For the Forum of Insurance Lawyers' incoming president Nigel…
The capital provided by Names at Lloyd’s has fallen from 100% to just 10% – are we seeing the end of a long tradition?
Thousands of seriously ill workers and bereaved families could have their efforts to seek redress against negligent employers severely hampered under new plans to delete Companies House records according to the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers.
Insurers with industrial disease exposures in Scotland have suffered a series of blows after a quintet of cases moved civil procedure in favour of claimants.
A ruling by the Supreme Court looks set to add to insurers' difficulties in calculating what constitutes the appropriate lump sum to set aside for serious personal injury cases.
Asbestos-related litigation in Scotland continues to develop, and diverge from the rest of the UK.
Australian giant IAG is still counting the cost of the 2011 Christchurch earthquake and announced a 19.5% fall in profits for the first half of the 2015/16 financial year.
Although some say the legal landscape is less adversarial, the number of asbestos disease claims is rising – but are insurers as guilty of drawing out the process as they stand accused?
With the Insurance Act and several important decisions in the courts, it’s been a busy year legally speaking
The Supreme Court has today (20 May) unanimously ruled in favour of Zurich in a judgment that means an insurer will only have to compensate a solvent employer for the years they were on risk in cases of asbestos-related mesothelioma.
A proposal to make insurers liable for the medical costs of treating asbestos diseases in Scotland would not benefit victims north of the border and could instead serve to inflate employers’ liability premiums, according to legal experts.