Insurers have been vocal about their feelings about the discount rate but Mark Cliff, executive chairman at Brightside Group, notes this has also affected brokers, who have been at the sharp end of market turmoil.
Local government insurance has to deal with emerging risks. How is it adapting as competition increases?
There has been a long history of conflict between insurers and claimant lawyers. Shirley Woolham, chief operating officer at Minster Law, urges mutual understanding and cooperation.
The UK's Brexit Withdrawal Bill is making its way through parliament but Nigel Teasdale, president of the Forum of Insurance Lawyers and partner at DWF, believes this will make interactions with the European Union even more important for the insurance…
The significance of intellectual property risks has not translated into a large demand for IP insurance policies - yet
The limitation for childhood abuse will be lifted next month in Scotland, writes Graeme Watson, partner at Clyde & Co, urging insurers to brace for a surge of claims.
Fraudsters never rest and Lior Koskas, managing director of Digilog UK, urges the industry to remain open to sharing in the latest risk identification tools and continually review procedures for fraud.
Susanna Marsden, claims executive at the TT Club, looks at the causes of cyber crime, risks to ports and ships, as well as the practical issues affecting insurers and brokers.
Securities class actions are on the increase as law firms target smaller companies and focus on litigation related to initial public offerings
Indro Mukerjee, the outgoing CEO of Watchstone has admitted that while it might have been more “romantic” or “Hollywood” to have grown the business by acquisitions during his two year tenure, it would not have benefited shareholders long term.
Solicitors have been slapped with a warning over the handling of holiday sickness claims following evidence of rising fraud.
Commercial and residential landlords are facing increaded risks from a more litigious society and Nigel Todd, head of real estate at JLT Specialty, questions whether liability limits being purchased are sufficient for the increased exposures.
Fire regulations are coming under scrutiny after the Grenfell disaster, says Vikki Watt, health & safety partner at BTO.
Five people, including three Allianz employees who made £7000 from leaking more than 700 pieces of confidential data, have been sentenced for bribery offences.
The European Commission wants to create a professional indemnity certificate for cross-border activities but insurers and brokers find the proposal unworkable.
Insurers are adapting to aviation's latest trends, despite low premiums.
John Ludlow, CEO of the Association of Insurance and Risk Managers, looks at the successes and failures of the Insurance Act, which came into force a year ago.
Two claimants, one of whom was a road traffic accident claims handler, have had their £10,000 personal injury claims dismissed at trial and been found to be fundamentally dishonest.
With London hosting the World Championships there has been a sports buzz about the city this week.
A recent prison sentence for a claimant who exaggerated injuries, is proof that compensators should pursue this kind of fraud vigorously, writes Kieran Jones, partner at Weightmans.
Law firm Keoghs is in talks over the acquisition of Hill Dickinson’s insurance business.
Insurers will need to get the consent from their policyholders to collect their personal data, under regulation coming into force next year
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.
How the blaze that killed at least 80 people promises to be one of the most complex claims in recent years