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Insurance and reinsurance

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Insurance and environmental conservation (With Rob George)

07 May 2021

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Welcome to Insurance Covered! The podcast that looks at the inner workings of the insurance industry with the help of expert guests. This week we are joined by Rob George, Head of Corporate Governance and Risk at the RSPB and our topic for discussion is the role insurance can (and does) play in environmental conservation.

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Product liability bulletin - April 2021

Published on 26 April 2021. By Gavin Reese, Partner and Mamata Dutta, Legal Director and Peter Rudd-Clarke, Legal Director and Elinor Sidwell, Associate and Sharona Zovich, Trainee Solicitor

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Welcome to the latest edition of our product liability bulletin, looking at key news articles and cases affecting the industry. In this edition we look at: OPSS guidance following Brexit, Group Action against Vauxhall, new button battery safety campaign & much more.

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The month that was - March 2021 - Adams v Carey and an update on DB transfers

22 April 2021

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Welcome to Money Covered, a monthly podcast from RPC aimed at those dealing with complaints, claims and risk management in the financial services sector.

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A look at LIIBA

15 April 2021

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Welcome to Insurance Covered! The podcast that looks at the inner workings of the insurance industry with the help of expert guests. Our guest this week is Christopher Croft and we will be looking at the London and International Insurance Brokers Association or LIIBA and the role they play in the insurance market.

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Treating customers fairly

13 April 2021

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Welcome to Insurance Covered! The podcast that looks at the inner workings of the insurance industry with the help of expert guests. This episode we are joined by James Daley, founder of Fairer Finance, and we will be discussing the concept of treating customers fairly.

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Certainly Uncertain – The Material Uncertainty Clause

Published on 08 April 2021. By Victoria Paxton, Associate and Alexandra Anderson, Partner

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The circumstances related to the global COVID-19 pandemic have raised questions as to whether surveyors should include a declaration that the valuation is subject to material valuation uncertainty, highlighting that a greater degree of caution should be used when relying on it.

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Time to hit the reset button

Published on 29 March 2021. By Simon Laird, Global Head of Insurance and Peter Mansfield, Partner

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The insurance industry is uniquely placed to confront issues, such as climate change, rather than simply picking up the pieces from disaster.

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A look at the Zong Massacre

23 March 2021

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Welcome to Insurance Covered! The podcast that looks at the inner workings of the insurance industry with the help of expert guests. Our guest this week is Trevor Burnard and we will be discussing the most notorious insurance coverage case in history, Gregson v Gilbert also known as 'The Zong Massacre'. Trevor is the Wilberforce Professor of Slavery and Emancipation at the University of Hull and the Director of the Wilberforce Institute.

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What makes a good underwriter

04 March 2021

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Welcome to Insurance Covered! The podcast that looks at the inner workings of the insurance industry with the help of expert guests. Our guest this week is Ben Bolton, Managing Director of Gracechurch Consulting and we will be discussing what makes a great underwriter.

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A look at blockchain in insurance

24 February 2021

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Welcome to Insurance Covered! The podcast that looks at the inner workings of the insurance industry with the help of expert guests. Our guest this week is blockchain expert and entrepreneur, Walid Al Saqqaf, and we will be discussing blockchain and its uses in the insurance industry.

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The role of claims in client service

08 February 2021

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Welcome to Insurance Covered! The podcast that looks at the inner workings of the insurance industry with the help of expert guests. For this episode we are doing something a bit different.

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Diversity & Inclusion in the insurance industry

29 January 2021

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Welcome to Insurance Covered! The podcast that looks at the inner workings of the insurance industry with the help of expert guests. Our guest this week is Marc McKenna-Coles, Global Diversity & Inclusion Manager at Lloyd's, and we will be discussing diversity and inclusion in the insurance industry.

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A look at cyber insurance

14 January 2021

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Welcome to Insurance Covered! The podcast that looks at the inner workings of the insurance industry with the help of expert guests. This episode we are joined by Dania Rifaat, Speciality Claims Manager at Hiscox, and we will be looking at cyber insurance.

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Halliburton v Chubb

Published on 06 January 2021. By Paul Baker, Legal Counsel

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Repeat arbitrator appointments in the context of trade credit and political risk insurance arbitration

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Recruitment in the insurance industry

22 December 2020

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Welcome to Insurance Covered! The podcast that looks at the inner workings of the insurance industry with the help of expert guests. Our guest this week is Paul Miller, Senior Consultant at HFG Insurance Recruitment, and our topic for discussion will be recruitment in the insurance industry.

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Blog

Die Hard and the importance of insurance

18 December 2020

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Insurance is at the heart of modern life; and what better way to remind ourselves of this fact, at this festive time of year, than to consider the film Die Hard and all its many insurance claims.

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Insurance Covered Christmas special – A look at Armadillo (With William Boyd)

07 December 2020

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Welcome to Insurance Covered! The podcast that looks at the inner workings of the insurance industry with the help of expert guests. For this episode we are doing something a bit different.

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General Liability newsletter – November 2020

30 November 2020

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Welcome to the latest edition of our general liability newsletter, rounding up some of the key cases from the last few months.

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Podcast

The insurance of terrorism risks

26 November 2020

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Welcome to Insurance Covered! The podcast that looks at the inner workings of the insurance industry with the help of expert guests. This episode we are joined by Julian Enoizi, CEO of Pool Re, and we will be looking at terrorism insurance.

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A look at drone insurance

17 November 2020

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Welcome to Insurance Covered! The podcast that looks at the inner workings of the insurance industry with the help of expert guests. This episode we are joined by Antton Peña, Founder of Flock, and we will be looking at the insurance of drones.

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Big data and data profiling in the insurance industry

27 October 2020

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Welcome to Insurance Covered! The podcast that looks at the inner workings of the insurance industry with the help of expert guests.

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A look at the Insurance Museum

06 October 2020

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Welcome to Insurance Covered! The podcast that looks at the inner workings of the insurance industry with the help of expert guests.

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ClauseMatch and their Lloyd's Lab journey

28 September 2020

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Welcome to Insurance Covered! The podcast that looks at the inner workings of the insurance industry with the help of expert guests. This week we are joined by Anastasia Dokuchaeva, Head of Partnerships at ClauseMatch and we will be discussing their Lloyd's Lab journey.

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Building on renewable energy #3 – Anaerobic Digestion

Published on 24 September 2020. By Adrian Hurlock, Associate

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Anaerobic digestion is the process by which biodegradable materials are broken down in a controlled environment. Whilst being broken down, the materials emit gas (which can be used as a source of renewable energy), and produce heat (which can also be harnessed on or near-to site). The process also leaves a waste material (digestate), which can be used as fertiliser, contributing to the circular economy.

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Product Law bulletin – August 2020

Published on 28 August 2020. By Gavin Reese, Partner and Robert John, Senior Associate and Elinor Sidwell, Associate

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Welcome to the latest edition of our product law update, this month we focus on how COVID-19 is impacting product liability regulation.

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The future of insurance

25 August 2020

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Welcome to Insurance Covered! The podcast that looks at the inner workings of the insurance industry with the help of expert guests.

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Insuring the sharing economy with Chris Moore

17 August 2020

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Welcome to Insurance Covered! The podcast that looks at the inner workings of the insurance industry with the help of expert guests.

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General Liability newsletter – July 2020

10 August 2020

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Welcome to the latest edition of our general liability newsletter, rounding up some the key cases from the last few months. This month we look at recent cases and government updates regarding: Ogden tables, fraudulent or exaggerated claims, consent orders, pre action disclosure applications and the vital importance of causation as an ingredient of negligence in addition to breach of duty.

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Tales from COVID: Insurance in the time of coronavirus – Cyber

Published on 10 August 2020. By Peter Mansfield, Partner and Simon Laird, Global Head of Insurance

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In conjunction with our US alliance partners, Hinshaw and Culbertson LLP, we have produced a series of 'informal chats' with the title 'Tales from Covid: Insurance in the Time of Coronavirus'.

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A look at the Lloyd's Market Association

03 August 2020

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Welcome to Insurance Covered! The podcast that looks at the inner workings of the insurance industry with the help of expert guests.

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D&O – the irrelevance of the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act

Published on 28 July 2020. By Simon Goldring, Partner

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The Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act ("the Act") came into expedited effect on 26 June 2020 and is intended to maximise the chance of corporate survival and reduce the threat of personal liability on directors during this unprecedented economic crisis.

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Business interruption update

Published on 27 July 2020. By Toby Savage, Partner and Victoria Sherratt, Partner and Catherine Percy, Partner and Leigh Williams, Partner

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In the wake of the government lockdowns across the globe and as restrictions begin to be eased in some countries, RPC has accessed a number of pre-eminent insurance practices in the major claims centres to swap notes on some of the key legislative developments to date in their respective jurisdictions and any recent cases of interest.

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Tax incentives for HK Insurance market

Published on 24 July 2020. By Andrew Carpenter, Partner

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First proposed in December last year, the Hong Kong Legislative Council has now passed a measure that will reduce profits tax on several insurance businesses.

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International risk team: The future at Lloyd’s

Published on 24 July 2020. By Hugh Thomas, Senior Associate and Toby Savage, Partner

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At the end of last year Lloyd’s published its Blueprint One, another instalment in the Future at Lloyd’s initiative. Blueprint One is a strategic document which maps out the ways in which the Corporation intends to combine data, technology and new ways of working in order to revolutionise the Lloyd’s market. The proposals are wide ranging and touch upon all facets of business at Lloyd’s, from risk placement through to claim payment, along with initiatives for attracting more capital and the development of new products.

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Is your OEE cover under control?

15 July 2020

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This month marked the 32nd anniversary of the devastating fire and explosion which destroyed the Piper Alpha platform in the UK sector of the North Sea. The event remains one of the largest ever offshore catastrophes, tragically claiming 167 lives.

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A look at US insurance trends

15 July 2020

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Welcome to Insurance Covered! The podcast that looks at the inner workings of the insurance industry with the help of expert guests. This episode we are joined by Scott Seaman, co-chair of the insurance practice group at our US alliance firm Hinshaw & Culbertson. For this episode we will be looking at; social inflation, bad faith and punitive damages in the context of the US insurance market.

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Health and Safety Bulletin – June 2020

01 July 2020

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Welcome to the latest edition of our Health and Safety update.

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International risk team: Practical issues resulting from the impact of lockdown restrictions on BI/DSU losses

Published on 22 June 2020. By Alex Almaguer, Senior Associate and Chris Burt, Senior Associate

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There has been much discussion about the general impact of COVID-19 on the insurance sector. In this note we highlight some practical issues (re)insurers are facing following the imposition of lockdown restrictions implemented by governments on existing or new BI/DSU losses where there is covered PD that is unconnected with COVID-19.

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International risk team: Mediating in a time of social distancing

Published on 16 June 2020. By Naomi Vary, Partner and Damon Brash, Senior Associate

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The new, and arguably more relaxed, government guidance notwithstanding, it seems inevitable that the COVID-19 crisis will leave people more cautious about face-to-face meetings. Nonetheless, disputes will continue, and so must efforts to resolve them.

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Tales from COVID: Insurance in the time of coronavirus - Bad faith

Published on 12 June 2020. By Peter Mansfield, Partner

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In conjunction with our US alliance partners, Hinshaw and Culbertson LLP, we have produced a series of 'informal chats' with the title 'Tales from Covid: Insurance in the Time of Coronavirus'.

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No room for error – The decision in Mahoney v Royal Mail

Published on 10 June 2020. By Gavin Reese, Partner and Robert John, Senior Associate

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In a decision reported by Crown Office Chambers, the claim of Mahoney v Royal Mail had been proceeding through the online claims portal uneventfully and in the usual manner. Liability had been admitted by the Defendant at stage 1 and the parties had been negotiating settlement at stage 2.

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Product Law bulletin – June 2020

Published on 05 June 2020. By Gavin Reese, Partner and Robert John, Senior Associate and Peter Rudd-Clarke, Legal Director and Elinor Sidwell, Associate

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Welcome to the latest edition of our product law update, this month we focus on how COVID-19 is impacting product liability regulation.

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A look at Lloyd's of London

04 June 2020

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Welcome to Insurance Covered! The podcast that looks at the inner workings of the insurance industry with the help of expert guests. This episode we look at Lloyd's of London, who they are and why they are such a key part of the global insurance industry. Our guest this week is Elliot Maule, Senior Programme & Marketing Manager at Lloyd's.

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International risk team: The potential and perils of offshore wind

Published on 04 June 2020. By Gary Walkling, Partner

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A recent report by the IEA(1) has laid bare the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the energy industry. Demand for coal and oil plummeted as entire countries and industries went into lockdown in the first quarter of 2020. Renewable energy, however, bucked the trend and actually saw demand increase, primarily due to larger installed capacity and priority dispatch.

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Tales from COVID: Insurance in the time of coronavirus - Bankruptcy and insolvency

Published on 01 June 2020. By Peter Mansfield, Partner

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In conjunction with our US alliance partners, Hinshaw and Culbertson LLP, we have produced a series of 'informal chats' with the title 'Tales from Covid: Insurance in the Time of Coronavirus'.

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Tales from COVID: Insurance in the time of coronavirus - Event cancellation

Published on 29 May 2020. By Peter Mansfield, Partner

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In conjunction with our US alliance partners, Hinshaw and Culbertson LLP, we have produced a series of 'informal chats' with the title 'Tales from Covid: Insurance in the Time of Coronavirus'.

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Coronavirus – a bumpy road ahead for D&O

28 May 2020

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Globally, insurers are waiting to see how COVID-19 related exposures will impact their respective D&O books. RPC has accessed a number of pre-eminent insurance practices in the major claims centres to swap notes on the possible D&O exposures in their respective jurisdictions and how they envisage insurers might act in response.

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Tales from COVID: Insurance in the time of coronavirus - Business interruption

Published on 27 May 2020. By Peter Mansfield, Partner

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In conjunction with our US alliance partners, Hinshaw and Culbertson LLP, we have produced a series of 'informal chats' with the title 'Tales from Covid: Insurance in the Time of Coronavirus'.

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Draft Fatal Accidents Act 1976 (Remedial) Order 2020: Second Report

22 May 2020

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On 18 May 2020, the commons Human Rights Committee published their second report on the reforms proposed to bereavement damages available in the UK.

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International risk team - What’s my part in all this?

19 May 2020

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One of the most common issues to arise in offshore energy construction claims is the application of WELCAR’s Defective Parts clause.

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