Horwich Farrelly has pledged to eliminate all single-use plastic items by 2020 and is encouraging its 750 employees to document creative ways to reduce their own plastic consumption. The two winners of an internal competition will be rewarded with a…
BLM partner Greg McEwen considers the liability implications of using artificial intelligence for medical diagnostics.
Tactical litigation is costly, underhand and rife within the technology sector, writes Tom Dixon, head of technology for Hiscox UK and Ireland, explaining how to help policyholders avoid it.
The UK insurance sector has criticised proposed changes to the Motor Insurance Directive, following the Vnuk ruling as being “unworkable and unfair”.
The High Court has ruled that metal-on-metal hip implants are not defective, in one of the largest product liability group actions in recent years.
With supply chains entwined through businesses like ivy, disruption risks are climbing. Under-utilised policy wordings and little-known specialist covers haven’t weeded them out
Insurtech startup Marshmallow has won a legal dispute from broker Marsh over the use of its name.
The UK is contemplating liability options as it wants to allow satellite launches from its soil.
Organisations are likely to be faced with data privacy claims, predicts Raf Sanchez, international breach manager at Beazley, warning cyber cover is only part of the solution.
Vicarious liability's elastic boundaries continue to be stretched, explains David Williams, insurance partner at DAC Beachcroft.
It is unlikely that all robots will require cover, Victor Fornasier and Kathryn Mycock, partner and associate at Hogan Lovells, examine the rationale for compulsory insurance.
Watchstone made an underlying Ebitda loss of £3.6m in 2017, compared to a loss of £4.9m in the previous year.
Insurers and lawyers trying to automate claims through artificial intelligence must be careful not to violate ethical boundaries, explains Andrew Dunkley, head of analytics at BLM, pointing to the Cambridge Analytica scandal as a warning sign.
Discount rate and whiplash reforms are going through parliament. Will the outcome be beneficial to all?
This week the UK has been focused on court cases and Inquiries.
Government has given the go-ahead on new rules that will help clamp down on bogus holiday sickness claims.
With more than three million Muslims in the UK, there has long been a feeling that sharia-compliant insurance products should find a market but the reality has proved the opposite. So far, every attempt to establish a takaful insurer in the UK domestic…
Exclusive: Former LV general insurance boss John O’Roarke has taken a role as a non-executive of the Aviva general insurance and life businesses.
The whiplash reform and discount rate change can be positive for customers, but Rob Townend, managing director at Aviva UK general insurance, warns the challenge for the industry will be to demonstrate these measures have indeed benefitted policyholders.
Silicosis could result in claims if employers don't manage risks correctly, explains Andy Miller, technical risk control manager at Allianz UK, wondering whether a tougher approach might be needed.
Insurers need to make sure their rehabilitation providers comply with the General Data Protection Regulation. Anthony Eeles, chief digital and information officer at HCML, shares his checklist to reduce risks of a £20m fine.
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.
Insurers welcome the whiplash compensation reform introduced in the Civil Liability Bill, while personal injury lawyers warn against its unintended consequences.
City Minister John Glen is confident the new UK framework for insurance linked securities will help the market grow.