Late last year, James Heath was appointed the 23rd president of the Forum of Insurance Lawyers, succeeding Stephen Hines. He speaks to Post about the legal issues facing the industry.
The British Airways data breach is the first major case since the General Data Protection Regulation became law. With the firm facing group legal action and the Information Commissioner’s Office testing its teeth for the first time, what might this mean…
2019 is sure to be mostly about Brexit but, as Sam Barrett explains, there will be other challenges and opportunities for insurers as well
Three years ago, the government established an Insurance Fraud Taskforce with much fanfare. However, in the last 18 months, the project has gone quiet. A report from the latter half of 2017 has yet to be published. Post looks at what the holdup is.
The government has launched a call for evidence ahead of a review of the current discount rate.
Parliament expects the insurance industry to deliver on pledges to pass on discount rate reform savings and will be monitoring its progress, Lord Keen of Elie told a conference.
Medco has started consulting over the creation of a 'litigants in person' portal on the back of the government's whiplash Bill.
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…
Claims management companies who deal with travel sickness should be included in upcoming Financial Conduct Authority regulation of the sector, warn experts.
The average shop-around premium for annual comprehensive car insurance dropped 3.9% over the third quarter of 2018, while home premiums also decreased by 1.2%, according to the AA British Insurance Premium Index.
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.
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?
Carolyn Mackenzie, director of complex claims at RSA, argues that whiplash reforms are striking a delicate balance well.
Getting a nasty surprise when the bill arrives is a feeling many of us have experienced. Some insured losses are no different.
Insurers will not be required to pass on savings from whiplash reform to customers, but they will have to report what those savings are.
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.
Vocal opposition to the Civil Liability Bill is ramping up as MPs prepare to debate it in its second reading.
Exclusive: Access to Justice has unleashed a barrage of criticism over a survey commissioned by the Association of British Insurers, claiming it is “worthless propaganda”.
Two-thirds of people feel “positive” about the proposed changes to personal injury compensation, a Consumer Intelligence survey commissioned by the Association of British Insurers shows.
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.