Legal expenses insurer Arc Legal is aiming to capitalise on developments around whiplash reforms and fixed recoverable costs in commercial disputes, following the integration of fellow Amtrust subsidiary Composite Legal Expenses.
This week’s podcast brings you two topics in one episode. Jonathan Swift, content director for Insurance Post, interviews Simon Gallimore, vice-president for casualty and motor claims at AIG, on the topics of whiplash reforms and the customer journey.
Recent research from the Association of British Insurers found compensators pay out millions every day on repairs and bodily injury claims in the UK but according to Olly Savage, Minsitry of Justice data reveals they’re handling high volumes of injury…
The decision by the Ministry of Justice to remove alternative dispute resolution from the whiplash claims portal has been slammed by law organisations as a broken promise, just not good enough and removing a central plank of the whole process.
The Ministry of Justice has addressed a “loophole” meaning children and vulnerable adults will be able to recoup representation costs when the delayed whiplash portal rolls out, but questions linger over its start date, pressure on courts and claimants…
The government has decided that it would not be “practical” to implement the whiplash portal as planned and has delayed it until August.
Delays to the legislation that will govern the whiplash portal mean it is highly unlikely the portal will launch in April, Association of British Insurers director general Huw Evans projected.
Industry experts have predicted that the government is ready to delay the upcoming launch of the claims portal with an announcement expected “very soon”.
Ageas UK saw its profitability slump by 21% last year, reporting full-year profits of £60.3m compared to £76.7m in 2018.
Following Davies' acquisition of Keoghs further consolidation is expected in the claims sector and it could push mid-sized firms out of the picture.
December 2019 was the first anniversary of Royal Assent to the Civil Liability Act 2018 and mid-January 2020 marked six months on from one of David Gauke’s last decisions as Lord Chancellor to set a new personal injury discount rate of -0.25% for England…
The UK motor market had the unwanted title of the biggest riser in the annual global reinsurance renewal season this January, adding another reason for intense scrutiny on insurance pricing in the loss-making sector
Without judicial rules in place, the claims portal is just a “smart-looking tin with nothing in it”, cautions trade body.
Aviva general insurance CEO Colm Holmes has said that claims inflation is far exceeding expectations, pinning the blame on poor driving.
The wait began in 2017, and many of us felt that the agonising limbo might never end. But after two and a half years, the wait is finally over. That’s right: Kesha’s new album is out today.
The Motor Insurers’ Bureau is waiting on a number of government decisions in order to meet the slated 6 April launch date for its whiplash portal.
The Motor Insurers’ Bureau is confident in delivering the Official Injury Claim portal “that is fit for anyone who needs it”.
As the January sales draw to an end consumers aren't the only ones with deals on their minds.
The Motor Insurers' Bureau has opened registration for the incoming whiplash portal ahead of its April launch.
Though a new decade and the opportunity for new beginnings are now firmly in view, this week proved that 2019 still has some endings to get out of the way first.
The Ministry of Justice continues to face criticism for "missing the point" in its response to allegations of a “loophole” in whiplash legislation that affects children and vulnerable road users.
For an industry that strives to understand and manage risk, uncertainty is not something that is relished. But with some market hardening, a final report from the Financial Conduct Authority on pricing practices and the possibility of Brexit all on the…
James Dalton, director of general insurance policy at the Association of British Insurers, reveals what the trade body will be focusing on next year and why.
It feels as if 2019 was an uncomfortable year for the general insurance market as it never quite seemed to grasp control of its own destiny. Wherever you look, carefully laid plans were derailed by the unexpected – and often unwanted – intervention of…