The Financial Conduct Authority’s consultation into claims management companies has a gaping hole, warns Kurt Rowe, associate at Weightmans, explaining why it matters for insurers.
As cyber risk is climbing the concern ladder, Yogesh Virji, head of cyber - UK at Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty, explains how the materialisation of this threat can affect various lines of insurance.
Farming is the most lethal of all industries. The sector and its main insurer are trying to change rules and mentalities to make it safer
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.
Underwriters at Lloyd’s of London have been informed that they can underwrite Canadian cannabis risk.
Three time Home Counties boxing champion Conroy Downer has been ordered to pay more than £13,000 in legal costs to Axa after he made a dishonest insurance claim.
Watchstone has reported a pre-tax loss of £3.5m for the first half of 2018, with Ingenie still suffering from Ogden woes.
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.
Insurers face a variety of challenges when dealing with brain and spinal injury claims. Raouf Achour, associate at Horwich Farrelly, lists the latest treatments - and the medico-legal issues attached.
The Supreme Court ruling in Pimlico Plumbers, granting employment rights to a gig worker, might lead to an increase or a shift in liability claims. But it also opens up a door for new products as gig economy platforms will want to cover their new…
The government's whiplash reforms discriminate against legitimate claimants, whose rights need to be protected, argues Simon Stanfield, chair of the Motor Accident Solicitors Society.
Following a meeting with Wefox founder Julian Teicke, Lemonade CEO Daniel Schreiber has pledged to drop a lawsuit against One Insurance and Wefox if the start-up redesigns some features.
Alan Hayes, chief legal officer of Carpenters Group, argues the delayed whiplash reforms will likely bring unintended consequences.
Cycle insurers have mixed feelings about the European proposal to mandate insurance for electric bikes.
The fifth and final day of proceedings in Rob Terry’s case against Watchstone, formerly known as Quindell, took place yesterday.
Specialist carrier Beazley has launched a professional indemnity consortium large law firms based in the UK.
Exclusive: Former Quindell director Rob Terry appeared in court in an ongoing compensation case he brought against his former company, now renamed Watchstone.
Some success has been achieved against dishonest holiday sickness claims, writes Miles Hepworth, a DWF partner who is part of the joint fraud sector focus team at the Forum of Insurance Lawyers, calling however for more measures against claims farming.
Allowing learner drivers on motorways could increase road safety and reduce motor premiums, writes Alan Inskip, CEO of Tempcover.
Paul Asplin, David Kearns and Sally Jones were sentenced to a total of 15 years for conspiracy to defraud insurer Das.
As professional sportspeople complain about their insufficient cover for career-ending injuries, insurers fear a surge in claims from contact sports
Directors and officers are coming under ever closer scrutiny as pressure is mounting to comply with gender, cyber and environmental requirements, explains Catherina MacCabe, head of the International Management Liability focus group at Beazley.
As Britain is basking in glorious summer, the sun is also shining on the motor insurance market.