Insurer Ecclesiastical has faced criticism after failing to provide evidence “in a candid manner” during the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse’s investigation into Anglican Church abuse.
A year ago the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse released a report slamming the claims process as it stands and making a raft of recommendations. Post investigates the progress made since then.
Professor Tony Maden, psychiatrist and the former head clinician of Broadmoor’s dangerous and severe personality unit, is facing two separate investigations by the General Medical Council for his role as an expert witness in Ecclesiastical church abuse…
Enstar-owned Mercantile Indemnity has been ordered to pay out £1.1m after an appeal against a Haringey Council child sexual abuse payout failed. Mercantile appealed a 2019 judgment where RSA was the original insurer after it inherited the claim as part…
If Ecclesiastical CEO Mark Hews is sorry for how the insurer has handled non-recent child sexual abuse claims, should he not be addressing the victims rather than shareholders?
Representatives of the Church of England passed a motion opening the door for redress for survivors of child sexual abuse, but questions remain over what role its insurers will play, if any, in a fund.
In the closing statements of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse proceedings insurers were accused of profiting from limitation law and withholding payments even when convictions were made, as survivors urged for changes to the law and a…
A model similar to the Motor Insurers' Bureau's untraced and uninsured drivers payout scheme has been suggested as one way survivors of institutional child sexual abuse could be compensated.
Ecclesiastical faces fresh allegations of unethical treatment as case of ‘suicide watch’ claimant comes to light
Exclusive: Ecclesiastical’s CEO Mark Hews is being called upon to ‘put his house in order’ after experts have been left shocked and appalled at the ‘unethical’ practice of desktopping an abuse victim on suicide watch labelling it ‘shameful’ and ‘very…
Insurers remain uncertain over how any change to limitation law surrounding child sexual abuse cases could affect claims levels, an inquiry heard.
Defendant and claimant lawyers testifying in front of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse yesterday agreed that the current system is not working for victims and survivors, but warned clarity is needed on the consequences of altering…
The Association of British Insurers and Ecclesiastical are among four organisations granted core participant status in an investigation into accountability and reparations in non-recent child sexual abuse cases.
Insurers have welcomed the “thoroughness” of a report published by the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse and have committed to working with it on its recommendations.
The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse yesterday released its report on its Accountability and Reparations investigation, in which it lay down a number of recommendations it believes insurers need to follow to fix the system. David Nichols,…
Child abuse inquiry slams ‘hostile, baffling, frustrating and futile’ claims process as it pushes for insurer action
Setting up a register of public liability policies, revising damages and ensuring there is a claims code of practice are among a number of recommendations the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse has made in a report published today.
We talk a lot about reputation. Earlier this year, Post held its inaugural reputation event, which was attended by key industry stakeholders.
Ecclesiastical claims handlers suggested a child abuse survivor could be “bought off” for a modest sum, according to a cache of emails obtained by Post.
Ecclesiastical was forced to admit the advice it gave to the Church of England related to a child abuse claim could have been handled better.
Exclusive: Insurers and insurance lawyers have reacted positively to the Association of British Insurers’ calls for a review into limitation law in child sexual abuse claims cases.
Exclusive: The Association of British Insurers believes that there is a need to review limitation law surrounding cases of child sexual abuse and has pledged to engage with the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse, survivors and lawyers.
Non-recent child abuse survivors say they have faced ‘absolutely malevolent’ litigation strategies from insurer lawyers when attempting to put in claims.
Insurers will publish a report in April on the feasibility of a tool for victims of child sexual abuse in making claims.