Seven former employees of Autofocus have been collectively sentenced to over five years after being found guilty of doctoring hire rate evidence to defend insurers in court.
As Her Majesty the Queen delivered her all-important speech to open parliament, insurers had a lot to think about.
The government has put whiplash reform back on the agenda with a promise to tackle “rampant compensation culture” in the Queen’s Speech.
A negative discount rate can have negative consequences for claimants, writes Andrew Parker, head of strategic litigation at DAC Beachcroft.
Some are sounding the death knell of the personal injury reforms but Rob Townend, claims director at Aviva Insurance, explains why insurers must be alive to an increasingly aggressive claims management company industry.
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With some of the most congested roads in Europe and tailgating a major cause of low speed accidents in the UK, Brett Dixon, Association of Personal Injury Lawyers president, urges insurers to join his member in supporting Injury Prevention Day.
The board of Medco has removed Tier 1 status from four organisations and suspended two as part of its ongoing audit programme.
The UK wedding market is worth £10bn and growing exponentially, but the wedding insurance market is comparatively less fruitful
A no-win-no-fee law firm has unveiled a £1m rebrand and a move away from the “aggressive” advertising associated with the sector.
Claimant lawyers need to report dodgy peers to the Solicitors Regulation Authority, urges Andrew Twambley, spokesperson for Access to Justice, arguing current legislation is enough to tackle fraud.
Gallagher Bassett has acquired Strata Solicitors as the third-party administrator continues to bolster its size and offering in the United Kingdom.
Aviva detected £85 million of insurance fraud last year and recorded a 9.5% increase in the number of fraudulent claims.
Personal accident data has allegedly been hacked from a nationwide bodyshop firm and used by claimant solicitors to drum up business.
The company that owns Manchester Arena had previously carried out extensive incident response planning for the threat of a terrorist attack.
The reintroduction of whiplash reform if the Conservatives win the election could come with a reversal of the discount rate, the Association of Professional Injury Lawyers has warned.
Data analytics firm Lexis Nexis have developed a new predictor of motor claims loss.
The development of the Medco platform is being stalled by the shelved whiplash consultation and the general election.
The Conservative Party has pledged to consider a ban on cold calling for personal injury claims if it wins the general election.
ERS has hired ex-AA head of counter fraud, Steve Gaywood, as the new head of counter fraud for the syndicate.
The Association of British Insurers has suggested changes to the way the personal injury discount rate is set, calling for a dual-rate system for calculating lump sum payments in personal injury claims.
Horwich Farrelly has unveiled plans to shut its claimant legal arm, with the 42 staff impacted expected to be redeployed elsewhere in the business.
A claims management company has been fined a record fine of £400,000 for making over 100 million nuisance calls.
The government's proposed whiplash reform has been kicked into the long grass as a result of the general election.