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…
The Northern Irish Department of Justice has launched a consultation into possible changes to the legal framework for setting the personal injury discount rate.
Markel International has stopped writing wholesale personal accident and contingency insurance as its refocuses the PACE portfolio exclusively on entertainment with immediate effect.
The Financial Conduct Authority has said if necessary it will argue 'contra proferentem' in its business interruption High Court test case. Post explores what this means.
The Ministry of Justice has defended its decision to remove alternative dispute resolution from the incoming whiplash portal having received criticism from claimant lawyers over the move.
The Financial Conduct Authority has brought new guidance into force with immediate effect, telling insurance businesses to consider the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the value of their products.
Axa has estimated it will face €1.2bn (£1.07bn) in property and casualty coronavirus related costs along with spending €300m on ‘solidarity measures’.
Randall & Quilter Investment Holdings has reported a 180% rise in pre-tax profit from continuing operations to £40.1m for the year ended 31 December 2019.
The UK government has been urged to “err on the side of caution” when dictating the rules of e-scooter trials next month.
Lawyers have warned that insurers could face an influx of employers' liability claims after the government changed it stance and is actively encouraging those who can’t work from home to return to their workplace following an easing of coronavirus…
Pricing momentum towards a hard insurance and reinsurance market will continue with the coronavirus crisis acting as a catalyst for steeper rate increases, industry executives have said.
This month we put the insurance industry under the microscope - looking into how much progress the Lloyd's market has made to bolster diversity and inclusion in the sector, the efforts taken to pay out business interruption claims and the industry's…
The Financial Conduct Authority has ordered firms to analyse if and how the coronavirus pandemic has impacted the value of personal and commercial lines insurance products and take appropriate actions.
Jennette Newman, vice-president of the Forum of Insurance Lawyers and partner at Clyde & Co, discusses the legal developments around vicarious liability and what recent court cases such as those involving Barclays and Morrisons mean for insurers.
As many businesses hit one month out of their offices and workplaces insurers have been praised for their response to unoccupied premises clauses in buildings insurance.
There may be no business like showbusiness but, without the expertise of the insurance sector, the movie industry would struggle to create the magic we see on the silver screen. Post takes a look at how insurance has shaped the world of cinema
Beazley has reported a $170m (£137.7m) impact from Covid-19 related claims while Chubb took $13m of pre-tax $13m losses in the first quarter of the year.
Whiplash reforms, including the implementation of the claims portal, have been pushed back to April 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Diversification can be key to business stability and growth as companies across the country are finding themselves navigating changing operating environments within their industries and professions, offering potentially rich rewards. But Paul Coleman,…
Product quality is essential to business survival, and yet these days, it seems recalls are rarely out of the media. Mistakes happen and processes fail, but it’s often with disastrous consequences to the business and the brand. Andrew Robinson, head of…
Falling motor claims frequencies may mean insurers reconsider what they’re charging policyholders, though their ability to act proactively could be stymied by uncertainty over the length of the Covid-19 emergency, an event heard.
Barclays' doctor assault victims denied compensation as court clarifies liability for 'independent contractor'
The Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday that Barclays Bank is not liable for the alleged sexual assault of more than 100 patients by a doctor carrying out medicals on the bank’s behalf.
Insurers plead with government to make early call on further whiplash reform delay in light of Covid-19
The whiplash reforms implementation date should be delayed and a realistic timescale put in light of the Covid-19 epidemic.