Against a backdrop of changing client demands, political uncertainty and new legislation, Jonathan Swift caught up with BLM senior partner Matthew Harrington and director of policy and government affairs Alistair Kinley to discuss how the law firm is…
Artificial intelligence will have unexpected consequences, which will raise tricky liability questions and will probably change the nature of claims
A panel of independent experts needs to be involved in the first review of the discount rate, argues Brett Dixon, president of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers.
Despite the large amounts of money associated with booking and kitting out for winter sports holidays, there will still be skiers and snowboarders heading overseas this winter with inappropriate cover. What are insurers doing to prevent policyholders…
In six months’ time, claims management companies will fall under the umbrella of the Financial Conduct Authority.
In 2017, the combined underwriting results of the largest 100 UK non-life insurers improved but remained in the red. How well did insurers perform under pressure from strong competition and unfavourable claims trends?
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Carolyn Mackenzie, director of complex claims at RSA, argues that whiplash reforms are striking a delicate balance well.
Injuries and damage potentially caused by dogs can be covered by pet or household policies. But there is a market for liability products, if not for owners, definitely for canine businesses
The epidemic of holiday sickness claims might be over, but insurers have been warned claims management companies are already moving into new areas to make up for the shortfall in revenue.
Insurers will not be required to pass on savings from whiplash reform to customers, but they will have to report what those savings are.
Insurers have welcomed rules aimed at limiting claims management companies from calling vast swathes of the population.
The controversy over the proposed Civil Liability Bill has centred on whether the changes represent a good deal for consumers or for the insurers.
A government amendment to planned personal injury reforms could see insurers have to prove to the regulator that they are passing on savings to customers.
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.
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.
Four men have been sentenced for carrying out a series of ‘crash for cash’ frauds, and then claiming against fraudulent insurance policies.
The cost of regulating claims management companies could be £16.8m with the bill falling on the firms themselves, according to the Financial Conduct Authority.
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 government's whiplash reforms discriminate against legitimate claimants, whose rights need to be protected, argues Simon Stanfield, chair of the Motor Accident Solicitors Society.
When Paul Geddes took over the role of CEO of Royal Bank of Scotland’s insurance business in July 2009, moving from the retail arm of the bank, and replacing Chris Sullivan, I cannot remember many getting too excited.
Alan Hayes, chief legal officer of Carpenters Group, argues the delayed whiplash reforms will likely bring unintended consequences.
Two years ago, when I told my friends that I got a job as an insurance journalist, they were baffled. They still are.
Whiplash reforms should be delayed still further if testing proves the system is inaccessible for people unable to access the internet, MPs have warned.