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October 12, 2022
Mark Buckingham
recall advisor
EU still at work on draft proposal to overhaul pharmaceuticals law

Reports indicate that the European Commission’s proposed overhaul of the EU’s general legislation on medicines for human use was rejected by the Regulatory Scrutiny Board, sending it back to the Commission for revision. The Commission was originally…

October 12, 2022 by Mark Buckingham, recall advisor
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September 21, 2022
Ian Newth - head of construction & engineering and Andrew Cavan - head of major & complex loss – North, Sedgwick UK
Civil unrest: Will history repeat itself?

We’re in the business of being prepared to respond to unthinkable situations. And while bad weather warnings indicate the potential for a surge event, there’s a new storm brewing that could hit anywhere, anytime and with little notice. The potentiall…

September 21, 2022 by Ian Newth - head of construction & engineering and Andrew Cavan - head of major & complex loss – North, Sedgwick UK
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September 16, 2022
Chris Harvey
VP, crisis solution
U.S. surpasses milestone of 1 billion product recalls year to date

The total number of U.S. products recalled this year has now topped 1 billion, according to our latest U.S. product Recall Index. More than 1 billion units have been recalled only twice before in history, in 2018 and 2021. However, it took a full yea…

September 16, 2022 by Chris Harvey, VP, crisis solution
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September 06, 2022
Max Koonce
chief claims officer
Considerations for the future of workers’ compensation

Workers’ compensation’s original premise, the “Grand Bargain”, has remained consistent since its inception in the early 20th century. There have been exceptions and variations to the definition of disease and injury coverage, types of benefits and to…

September 06, 2022 by Max Koonce, chief claims officer
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July 25, 2022
Arno de Jong
MCL expert, Netherlands
Sluit de Brand-opstalpolis nog aan bij de actualiteit?

Lees dit in het Engels Aanleiding Bij het afwikkelen van opstalschades ontstaan steeds vaker knellende situaties. Er spelen nieuwe ontwikkeling op het gebied van (bouw-)regelgeving. In dit artikel delen wij onze inzichten graag met onze klanten en …

July 25, 2022 by Arno de Jong, MCL expert, Netherlands
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July 25, 2022
Arno de Jong
MCL expert, Netherlands
Are fire property insurance options still relevant amid current events?

Read the Dutch version Settling building damage poses challenges, especially during increasingly restrictive situations. As building and construction regulations continue to develop, customers and other parties in the market should consider how the …

July 25, 2022 by Arno de Jong, MCL expert, Netherlands
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May 05, 2022
Guest author: Nicola Smith
Spotlight: The scope of food safety is expanding in the EU and the UK

Foreword by Julie Ross, international business development director at Sedgwick: Welcome to the latest edition of spotlight. Spotlight is our way of sharing insights and perspectives from our strategic partners – lawyers, insurers, risk managers and…

May 05, 2022 by Guest author: Nicola Smith
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April 06, 2022
Dan Ogale
AVP, workers’ compensation, Canada
Navigating the workers’ compensation landscape in Canada

Sedgwick is best known in Canada for property loss adjusting and related services, but did you know that we’re also one of the leading Canadian third party administrators (TPAs) in the workers’ compensation (WC) arena? Many of the inquiries we get ab…

April 06, 2022 by Dan Ogale, AVP, workers’ compensation, Canada
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April 01, 2022
Graham Hawkins, director, UK environmental adjusting and Laura Horrocks, director, head of fraud technology and intelligence
Rising costs in the UK drive increase in oil theft

Oil has become a precious commodity and is now being targeted by thieves across the UK. Exposure is far reachi­­ng — from commercial premises to rural properties and private vehicles. One haulage firm had £24,000 of diesel stolen recently and, …

April 01, 2022 by Graham Hawkins, director, UK environmental adjusting and Laura Horrocks, director, head of fraud technology and intelligence
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March 22, 2022
Duncan Muress, deputy head of complex liability and Dan Peck, regional director of complex liability
The rising tide of UK flood claims and rights of recovery

Landowners, developers, local authorities and government agencies can’t ignore the evidence of increasing flooding incidents. Nor can they abrogate responsibilities to insurers for the subsequent costs. The challenges related to flood claims and righ…

March 22, 2022 by Duncan Muress, deputy head of complex liability and Dan Peck, regional director of complex liability
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March 15, 2022
Julie Ross
International business development director
The European Commission may be ready to subsidise the semiconductor industry

The global semiconductor shortage has plagued many industries and frustrated consumers for the best part of two years. To avert future shortages, the European Union (EU) has now joined the ranks of several countries in introducing legislation to shor…

March 15, 2022 by Julie Ross, International business development director
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December 13, 2021
Chris Harvey
VP, crisis solution
Regulatory, legal and reputational risks increasing for all businesses in 2022

We are living through a perfect storm of heightened business risks that are impacting every industry — from labor shortages, supply chain issues and inflation to increased regulatory oversight and enforcement. When combined, these risks pose su…

December 13, 2021 by Chris Harvey, VP, crisis solution
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November 24, 2021
Mark Buckingham
recall advisor
Is all well with our daily vitamins?

European consumers have always had a strong interest in health and wellness. But when it comes to vitamins and minerals, are they getting the treatment they deserve? During COVID-19, European’s use of dietary supplements more than doubled — fr…

November 24, 2021 by Mark Buckingham, recall advisor
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November 12, 2021
Ryan Gooley
A crackdown on counterfeit goods is on the way

Counterfeit goods have become increasingly problematic for the consumer product industry as more brands transition from traditional brick-and-mortar to online retail. The rise of counterfeit goods poses both a physical and financial threat, as they’r…

November 12, 2021 by Ryan Gooley
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April 02, 2021
Mark Buckingham
Recall Advisor, Sedgwick UK
UK’s energy efficiency framework brings forth a right to repair

A new law which gives consumers the right to repair electrical appliances in the home is coming this summer, say UK ministers. The overall objective with this new piece of legislation is to ensure manufacturers make spare parts available for up to 1…

April 02, 2021 by Mark Buckingham, Recall Advisor, Sedgwick UK
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