It is the year 2030. After a number of false starts the government finally introduced its Whiplash reforms in April 2022 following delays due to the extended impact of Brexit and Covid 19.
In the second of a new monthly series, Post looks into the future at how the insurance market might change, with each part focusing on a specific issue. Jonathan Swift fast forwards a decade to look at how a new era of collaboration and ethics changed…
Insurance Covid-Cast episode 13: Litigation under lockdown - how are lawyers and insurers managing legal disputes during the coronavirus?
In the latest episode of Insurance Post and Insurance Age’s new video series brought to you while our journalists are working from home, we gathered together a group of lawyers and claims experts to discuss how they are managing dispute resolution and…
Without judicial rules in place, the claims portal is just a “smart-looking tin with nothing in it”, cautions trade body.
The Motor Insurers’ Bureau is confident in delivering the Official Injury Claim portal “that is fit for anyone who needs it”.
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.
The industry has welcomed the government’s response to a consultation into the future provision of medical reports.
The Motor Insurer's Bureau might have outlined how it expects the proposed litigant in person portal to work. But Marcus Taylor, director of claims at Minster Law, argues that while this might be fine for 'sunny day' scenarios, there was much detail…
Extending Fixed Recoverable Costs could lead to claimants playing the system, lawyers warn.
Changes to Medco proposed in a government consultation could offer too much choice to claimants, the body has warned, potentially creating confusion.
The government has launched a consultation on a revised medical reporting process for road traffic accident claims.
The Ministry of Justice has launched a consultation into extending fixed recoverable costs.
Given consumers less that flattering view of business, Marcus Taylor, director of claims, Minster Law, warns the insurance sector needs to make sure it listens to the public before enforcing the new online claims journey post April 2020.
Insurers have welcomed the progression of hotly anticipated personal injury reforms through Parliament, however yesterday’s events in Westminster have whipped up fresh disapproval from the legal sector.
Claimant lawyers have slammed the financial watchdog’s proposal to regulate claims management companies, arguing it unfairly penalises practicing firms and that insurers should be made to take a share of the burden too.
The cost of regulating claims management companies could be £16.8m with the bill falling on the firms themselves, according to the Financial Conduct Authority.
The motor insurance market has kept a ‘rational’ head amidst uncertain pricing and changing whiplash reform, Direct Line Group’s CEO Paul Geddes said.
Hotly anticipated personal injury reforms have been delayed a year, the government has confirmed.
The UK insurance sector has criticised proposed changes to the Motor Insurance Directive, following the Vnuk ruling as being “unworkable and unfair”.
LLegislators have revealed proposals for an updated whiplash definition and damages tariff, prompting fresh debate across the industry.
A battle is raging over who is liable for costs to replace cladding on high-rise residential buildings across the country
Discount rate and whiplash reforms are going through parliament. Will the outcome be beneficial to all?
Exclusive: Campaigners have called for the Office of National Statistics to collate motor insurance statistics for use in parliament.
This week I attended my first Maths Jam, a gathering of self-confessed maths enthusiasts who get together in a pub and share stuff they like.