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May 04, 2022
Martha McGorman
MCL adjuster
Maximum Indemnity Period: Is 12 months long enough?

All too often, we see claims where an insufficient Maximum Indemnity Period (MIP) has been set — resulting in serious consequences related to the recovery of the policyholder’s business. When the MIP — known as the time interval for insur…

May 04, 2022 by Martha McGorman, MCL adjuster
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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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December 21, 2021
John Armstrong, director - executive MCL adjuster and Martha McGorman, commercial property adjuster
The SME underinsurance crisis

There are approximately 4.3 million small or medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the UK and alarmingly, around 80% are underinsured. In addition, government research suggests that one in five businesses suffer a major disruption every year — wit…

December 21, 2021 by John Armstrong, director - executive MCL adjuster and Martha McGorman, commercial property adjuster
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September 16, 2021
Eur Ing Mark Hawksworth
Global technology specialist practice group leader and executive MCL adjuster
Claim farming for damages in light of data protection laws

As new data protection laws are introduced, so are new challenges. Claim farming occurs when parties submit claims for financial gain against targets unaware of data misuse and is on the rise in the UK. After navigating hardship related to COVID-19 a…

September 16, 2021 by Eur Ing Mark Hawksworth, Global technology specialist practice group leader and executive MCL adjuster
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June 18, 2021
Luke Evans
Green light for self-drive in UK raises risk concerns in motor supply chain

The UK is the first country in the world to announce regulated guidelines for self-driving cars on motorways. This means you could see cars with Automated Lane Keeping Systems (ALKS) on British roads by the end of 2021. Many cars already incorporate…

June 18, 2021 by Luke Evans
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May 25, 2021
Graham Plaister
principal specialist – agriculture & rural
UK food and farming post-Brexit

The UK farming sector is at a crossroads due to major changes brought by Brexit. Fundamentally, the government plans to phase out any direct payments to farmers by 2022 and the funds from these payments will be redirected to environmental schemes. Th…

May 25, 2021 by Graham Plaister, principal specialist – agriculture & rural
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April 21, 2021
Damian Glynn
Director, Head of Financial Lines, UK
Business interruption… Groundhog Day?

COVID-19 has raised some tricky questions about business interruption cover around the world and cyber-related issues continue to present complicated challenges. We can afford to focus on those concerns because we already have the basic BI cover sort…

April 21, 2021 by Damian Glynn, Director, Head of Financial Lines, UK
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March 30, 2021
Mark Buckingham
UK Government intends to modernise product safety laws

The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy has announced plans to review and strengthen the UK’s product safety laws to ensure they are robust enough for the 21st century. This is largely because much of the current safety regime is ba…

March 30, 2021 by Mark Buckingham
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February 05, 2021
Leon Briggs
Head of forensic advisory services, New Zealand
Flogging a dead hotel

What’s next for insurers following the recent UK Supreme Court ruling? Earlier this year, the UK Supreme Court handed down its highly anticipated decision on insurers’ obligations under policies providing non-physical damage business interruption co…

February 05, 2021 by Leon Briggs, Head of forensic advisory services, New Zealand
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January 29, 2021
UK slow to report on product recalls in Europe

Last week [Week 3], there were 38 recall notifications placed in Europe, and 37% (14) of those were for motor vehicles. All but two of the vehicles are being recalled from end users. Germany submitted the most alerts (10), however five of those rela…

January 29, 2021
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January 15, 2021
Trade agreements and consumer behaviour are shaping the future of automotive recalls

Brexit negotiations were firmly in the headlines in late December, with European leaders working to reach agreements on the movement of goods throughout the continent from the beginning of this month.On 24 December, the European Automobile Manufactur…

January 15, 2021
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December 23, 2020
UK announcement sends shockwaves across European supply chain

Recalls of consumer products reached a total of 73 by 21 December against only one professional product this month according to RAPEX, the EU’s rapid alert system for dangerous non-food products.Among the items were chemical products (4), childcare i…

December 23, 2020
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December 22, 2020
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas recalls

As consumer demand for children’s toys grows at Christmas so too does the volume of recalls. As expected, the recall table is packed with children’s items that have been deemed unfit for purpose by countries across Europe.Of the 36 alerts and notific…

December 22, 2020
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December 17, 2020
Car giant puts pedal to the metal on issuing recalls

The most wonderful time of the year is upon us, and many people will be looking to bid 2020 goodbye and ring in the bells on a much-anticipated new year.For the recall market, however, there is no holiday. In the past week, one of the world’s largest…

December 17, 2020
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