The Department of Justice for Northern Ireland has decided against changing the country's personal injury discount rate until a revised legal framework is in place.
The Court of Appeal has rewritten the approach to calculating personal injury accommodation claims in a landmark judgment that awarded the claimant additional damages of £802,000 for the cost of special accommodation.
Insurer Ecclesiastical has faced criticism after failing to provide evidence “in a candid manner” during the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse’s investigation into Anglican Church abuse.
The 100 largest UK-regulated insurers reported a combined underwriting profit in 2019, albeit lower than in 2018. Bond yields fell in 2019, however, investment earnings benefited from the strong performance of equity markets. How will the impact of the…
Association of Personal Injury Lawyers president Sam Elsby reflects on the need for collaboration between the representatives of claimants and defendants to ensure the best outcomes for injured people, both during and beyond the coronavirus pandemic.
While the serious injury claims cycle faced delays during the start of the pandemic, time pressures are now “easing” as care providers find ways to adapt.
If Ecclesiastical CEO Mark Hews is sorry for how the insurer has handled non-recent child sexual abuse claims, should he not be addressing the victims rather than shareholders?
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…
Swift v Carpenter: Change needed if costs formula 'no longer fits' purpose, says Personal Injuries Bar Association
If the current formula for calculating serious injury accommodation costs is no longer fit for purpose then it should be improved, the Personal Injuries Bar Association's representative said on the third and final day of the Swift v Carpenter appeal.
In the 29th episode of Post and Insurance Age’s video series we gathered together an expert panel to discuss the prevention, detection and prosecution of insurance fraud at a time of pandemic.
Swift v Carpenter: Appeal Court hears arguments on whether market value of property is a fair measure
On the second day of the appeal to a 2018 judgment in Swift v Carpenter relating to serious injury claim accommodation costs, judges heard from further witnesses.
On Tuesday the appeals court heard from expert witnesses testifying on the topic of additional accommodation costs in serious injury claims in appeal to Swift v Carpenter.
The Northern Irish Department of Justice has launched a consultation into possible changes to the legal framework for setting the personal injury discount rate.
It is the year 2030. As the demands for a green economy has intensified the government has announced the ban on selling new petrol, diesel or hybrid cars in the UK will be brought forward from 2035 to this year (2030). Concerns still exist over electric…
In the first 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. For the first instalment, Jonathan Swift fast forwards a decade to report on the changing face of the…
Claims farmers looking to exploit the new type of claims arising from coronavirus will contribute to an increase in fraud, warn lawyers.
Now in its twelfth year Post' s Insurance Fraud Awards is your opportunity to promote the outstanding work your business and employees have been doing to curtail and catch criminals intent on making money through nefarious means.
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…
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…
Kicking off the Post Claims Club Live digital event today we have a podcast recording featuring experts and industry professionals analysing the impact of Covid-19 on claims operations.
The Association of Consumer Support Organisations and the Association of British Insurers have set a number of voluntary principles for insurers and law firms to follow to enable the timely resolution of disputes during the ongoing coronavirus crisis.
The personal injury protocol calling for solicitors and insurers to work together to mitigate the impact of the Covid-19 outbreak and protect access to justice will now remain in place for at least an extra four weeks.
Whiplash reforms, including the implementation of the claims portal, have been pushed back to April 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic.