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January 28, 2020
Damian Glynn, Director, Head of Financial Risks, Sedgwick UK and Leon Briggs, National Chief Adjuster, Major and complex loss, Sedgwick New Zealand
Coronavirus outbreak: What businesses should know regarding coverage

The new coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak, originating in Wuhan in China, has been widely reported in the media and there’s a handy summary of what we know about it so far on the Sedgwick blog. The world has already seen more than 2,000 reported cases…

January 28, 2020 by Damian Glynn, Director, Head of Financial Risks, Sedgwick UK and Leon Briggs, National Chief Adjuster, Major and complex loss, Sedgwick New Zealand
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October 25, 2019
Chris Carlton
Director, Repair Solutions
Insurance Repair, Brexit, and the Elephant

Brexit has caused a lot of discussion around potential impacts, threats and mitigations. Like many organizations, we’ve been carefully monitoring the situation and talking to our building repair and restoration contractors about their views from the …

October 25, 2019 by Chris Carlton, Director, Repair Solutions
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September 20, 2019
Neil Baldwin, Head of UK Retail and Adrian Cartwright-Bain, UK Managing Director, Commercial
Supporting World Alzheimer’s Day

There are nearly 50 million people living with dementia worldwide. To raise awareness about this terrible disease, the Alzheimer’s Society is campaigning to highlight issues faced by people affected by dementia and raise funds to support vital resear…

September 20, 2019 by Neil Baldwin, Head of UK Retail and Adrian Cartwright-Bain, UK Managing Director, Commercial
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September 11, 2019
Damian Glynn
Director, Head of Financial Lines, UK
5 tricky matters: Examining the potential technical insurance pitfalls of Brexit

When the referendum result in June 2016 declared that the UK intended to leave the European Union, the plan was clear – we had to negotiate a withdrawal agreement, leave in March 2019 and enter into a transition period.   However, three ye…

September 11, 2019 by Damian Glynn, Director, Head of Financial Lines, UK
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August 16, 2019
Ian Gibbs
National Technical Manager, Sedgwick
Sedgwick helping to shape the future of UK flood resilience

In 2007, catastrophic flooding in the UK killed 13 people, saw 420,000 inhabitants left without drinking water and was estimated to have caused nearly £6 billion of damage. This disaster was the trigger for a number of insurance and government-led in…

August 16, 2019 by Ian Gibbs, National Technical Manager, Sedgwick
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May 24, 2019
Lauren Glover, Customer Care Manager for Sedgwick
Offering extra care to customers with dementia

I love solving problems. It’s a passion that I’m now thankful to be using as we pioneer a whole new approach to helping our most vulnerable customers at Sedgwick. I began my Sedgwick career with our team in Australia, and then joined the UK business…

May 24, 2019 by Lauren Glover, Customer Care Manager for Sedgwick
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May 08, 2019
Peter Wassell
Technical Director, Oriel Services
Reducing our impact amidst an environment and climate emergency

The 2nd of May, 2019 became a historic day for the UK, when Parliament approved a motion to declare an environment and climate emergency. This symbolic move recognises the need for urgent and serious changes in order to combat the climate crisis. Th…

May 08, 2019 by Peter Wassell, Technical Director, Oriel Services
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March 01, 2019
Jo Suppiah,ACMA, CGMA,
Partner, Forensic Advisory Services, UK
Supply chain risk insurance – An unknown maze?

The risk landscape is continuously changing. However, business interruption including supply chain risk continues to remain as one of the top three risks businesses face for the seventh year in a row.[i] Most businesses operate within a complex suppl…

March 01, 2019 by Jo Suppiah,ACMA, CGMA,, Partner, Forensic Advisory Services, UK
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February 20, 2019
Bruce McKenzie
National Manager, Commercial Services & Major Projects, Australia, Building consultancy division
Combustible cladding: What building owners and owner corporate managers need to know

Combustible cladding has been installed on numerous buildings where it has significantly increased the risk of fire spread, putting lives at great risk. The Lacrosse Building fire in Melbourne in 2014 and the Grenfell Tower fire in London in 2017 are…

February 20, 2019 by Bruce McKenzie, National Manager, Commercial Services & Major Projects, Australia, Building consultancy division
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February 08, 2019
Simon Melhuish
Home Investigations Director
Uncovering the silver bullet

Home case study The evidence needed to prove insurance fraud is often well hidden, which makes uncovering that crucial ‘silver bullet’ very satisfying.  A substantial water damage claim was identified as suspicious by one of our adjusters durin…

February 08, 2019 by Simon Melhuish, Home Investigations Director
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October 26, 2018
Ian Gibbs BSc (Hons) MRICS | National Technical Manager and Joseph Noel ACII CIP FCILA FEUDI-ELAE FIFAA | Complex Liability Regional Director
Cavity wall insulation claims on the rise

When you think of industries with rising claims, cavity wall insulation (CWI) is probably not one of your top choices. However, we are seeing clients that have received thousands of claims from new ‘specialists’ against CWI contractors for negligent …

October 26, 2018 by Ian Gibbs BSc (Hons) MRICS | National Technical Manager and Joseph Noel ACII CIP FCILA FEUDI-ELAE FIFAA | Complex Liability Regional Director
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August 17, 2018
Kevin Williams
Head of Subsidence
Subsidence watch 2018

With locations around the world tracking record-setting temperatures and hazardous drought conditions persisting in places such as the Pacific Northwest, Scandinavia and parts of Australia, where the drought has been considered to be among the worst …

August 17, 2018 by Kevin Williams, Head of Subsidence
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August 07, 2018
Bob Peterson
Group President
Greater than the sum of our parts

On April 16, Sedgwick announced the completion of the Cunningham Lindsey acquisition. Although the activity leading up to this important notice was significant, we knew that the real advantages for our clients would come in the near future.  Se…

August 07, 2018 by Bob Peterson, Group President
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July 19, 2018
Damian Glynn
Director, Head of Financial Lines, UK
Espionage, terrorism and disruption: Coverage complexities in an era of uncertainty

Espionage, terrorism and disruption: Coverage complexities in an era of uncertainty Business owners are faced with scenarios today that would have been almost unthinkable just a year ago – or only in Tom Clancy novels from the 1980s. Yet, this year …

July 19, 2018 by Damian Glynn , Director, Head of Financial Lines, UK
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June 29, 2018
Lisa Hynd
Claims Fraud Director, U.K.
​Holiday hoaxes: Taking on travel fraud in the U.K.

Summer holiday season is here and, in the U.K., that has meant an increased vigilance for our fraud team. Over the last few years, fraudulent gastric illness claims against U.K. travel operators reached epidemic proportions. Travel trade association …

June 29, 2018 by Lisa Hynd, Claims Fraud Director, U.K.
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