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September 29, 2022
Margot De Villiers
head of marine and executive surveyor, major and complex loss, Australia
Marine insurance: why institute cargo clauses matter

Imagine you purchase 10 timber crates of tools from a supplier halfway around the world. To get to you, the tools embark on a long and complicated journey: traveling on land (via train or truck) from the factory to an international seaport, getting l…

September 29, 2022 by Margot De Villiers, head of marine and executive surveyor, major and complex loss, Australia
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
August 30, 2022
Laura Horrocks, ‪head of fraud data and insight and Chris Frechette, vice president, liability practice
The rise of e-scooters and electric vehicles: What does it mean for the claims industry?

As transportation technology progresses, issues of safety, fraud and liability will need continuous monitoring to match the changing landscape. Electric scooters (or e-scooters) are now a familiar sight on UK streets but are new enough that safety an…

August 30, 2022 by Laura Horrocks, ‪head of fraud data and insight and Chris Frechette, vice president, liability practice
August 25, 2022
Chris Bakes, managing director, auto solutions; Jason Kurutz, director, product management and business strategy; and James Paprocki, managing director
Economic turmoil fuels the rising cost of auto claims

For more than two years, news of global economic fluctuation — driven by the fallout of COVID-19 and a variety of climatic, geopolitical and other factors — has dominated financial headlines. The automotive industry is, of course, not imm…

August 25, 2022 by Chris Bakes, managing director, auto solutions; Jason Kurutz, director, product management and business strategy; and James Paprocki, managing director
July 26, 2022
Eric Malterre, chief client officer – international and David Stills, SVP, carrier and risk practice
Climate change and risk management — challenges today and solutions for tomorrow

Lisez ceci en français. While climate change regulation remains a highly debated issue among nations, an increased burden falls to corporations and individual organizations to step up initiatives as a means of reducing carbon footprint and changing …

July 26, 2022 by Eric Malterre, chief client officer – international and David Stills, SVP, carrier and risk practice
June 28, 2022
Chris Occleshaw
recall consultant
European recalls decline 2.4% overall in the first quarter of 2022

Even as many countries eased pandemic-related restrictions, recent events have introduced a new host of challenges and risks for the five key industries surveyed in our latest edition of the European Recall Index report. Our report includes analysis …

June 28, 2022 by Chris Occleshaw, recall consultant
June 24, 2022
Chris Harvey
VP, crisis solution
More than 900 million units recalled in the US as enforcement activity picks up

More than 900 million units of vehicles, food, drugs, consumer products and medical devices were recalled during the first quarter of 2022. This is the highest number recalled in a single quarter over the past 10 years, as reported in our latest edit…

June 24, 2022 by Chris Harvey, VP, crisis solution
June 06, 2022
Chris Occleshaw
recall consultant
Food safety priorities for the coming year

With an increase of food-related product recalls in the European Union and United Kingdom in the past few years, food safety has become an increasingly relevant topic worldwide. Consumers and regulators are paying closer attention to food safety and …

June 06, 2022 by Chris Occleshaw, recall consultant
June 01, 2022
Dr. Paul Peak
vice president, clinical pharmacy
Sounding the alarm on ill-advised physician dispensing of topicals

From higher prices at the gas pump to increased costs at the grocery store, we’re all feeling the effects of inflation. Many of the proposed solutions — like fixing supply chain disruptions, increasing computer-chip production, and raising inte…

June 01, 2022 by Dr. Paul Peak, vice president, clinical pharmacy
May 11, 2022
Eric Malterre, chief client officer, international, and James Norman, international business development director
Managing unpredictability in claims

From geopolitics to climate change to fears of another pandemic outbreak, instability seems prevalent everywhere. Current business risks abound, including cybersecurity, rising inflation, supply chain issues and the Great Resignation, which continues…

May 11, 2022 by Eric Malterre, chief client officer, international, and James Norman, international business development director
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
April 20, 2022
Guest author: Nicola Smith
Spotlight: What’s driving the increase in food recalls in the EU?

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…

April 20, 2022 by Guest author: Nicola Smith
April 18, 2022
Ryan Gooley
With the FDA’s latest recall guidance, mock recalls are now a must

As COVID-19 begins to subside, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), like other federal agencies is shifting its focus away from the pandemic and back toward more routine issues. As an example, the FDA recently published its final guidance out…

April 18, 2022 by Ryan Gooley
March 24, 2022
Chris Harvey
VP, crisis solution
FDA urges companies to be ‘recall ready’ as it releases finalized guidance

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently finalized a guidance document outlining how companies and stakeholders should become “recall ready” to minimize buyers’ and users’ exposure to potential health risks.The Initiation of Voluntary Rec…

March 24, 2022 by Chris Harvey, VP, crisis solution
March 18, 2022
Wayne Mitchell
global director, sales and marketing
Is it feasible to expect new EV sales in the US to reach 50% by 2030?

It may seem like everyone you know is driving an electric vehicle (EV) or is planning to buy one in the near future. On the contrary, adoption of EVs in the United States is very low – lower than in other major markets like China and Europe. Despite …

March 18, 2022 by Wayne Mitchell, global director, sales and marketing