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Mariana v BHP may expand scope of environmental group litigation

Published on 19 May 2022. By Lucy Dyson , Partner and Marcela Calife Marotti, Associate

The much-anticipated Court of Appeal decision on a claim resulting from Brazil's worst environmental disaster could herald a new era for group litigation against multinationals in the English courts.

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Podcast

The Importance of Brand (with Ben Bolton)

11 May 2022

Welcome to Insurance Covered, the podcast that covers everything insurance. In this episode Peter is joined by Ben Bolton for his second appearance on the podcast. In this episode we discuss the growing importance of brand in commercial insurance.

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A look at lawyers PI insurance (With Martin Ellis)

26 April 2022

Welcome to Insurance Covered, the podcast that covers everything insurance. In this episode Peter is joined by Martin Ellis, Executive Director at Howden and our topic of discussion is Lawyers professional indemnity insurance.

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COVID-19 and the impact on UK corporate insolvencies

Published on 25 April 2022. By James Wickes, Partner and Paul Bagon, Partner

It has been just over two years since the World Health Organisation first declared Covid-19 a pandemic, and as the UK prepares to transition away from an era of pandemic restrictions and unprecedented government intervention, to a more ‘business-as-usual’ open economy, it seems timely to consider the possible legacies of this crisis on UK businesses.

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Podcast

A look at climate insurance (With Richard Matsui)

20 April 2022

Welcome to Insurance Covered, the podcast that covers everything insurance. In this episode Peter is joined by Richard Matsui, Co-founder of kWh Analytics, and they will be discussing the insurance of renewable energy sources with a particular focus on solar power.

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Blog

'Big Plastic' is an emerging climate risk and a ticking time-bomb for litigation

Published on 14 April 2022. By Lucy Dyson , Partner

The tangible commitment to plastics regulation and action will likely trigger a new wave of plastics-related litigation.

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50th episode special - A judges view of insurance (With Sir Bernard Rix)

29 March 2022

Welcome to a special episode of Insurance Covered, celebrating our 50th episode. In this episode Peter interviews Sir Bernard Rix discussing his career as a barrister and a judge, focusing on the judgements he made that impacted the insurance industry.

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Insurers need their own Hippocratic Oath

Published on 22 March 2022. By Simon Laird, Global Head of Insurance and Peter Mansfield, Partner

Does insurance have a role to play in setting the ethical standard for corporate ESG and promoting a ‘do no harm’ philosophy?"

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Podcast

The Bermuda insurance market (a podcast with Stephen Weinstein)

15 March 2022

Welcome to Insurance Covered, the podcast that covers everything insurance. In this episode Peter is joined by Stephen Weinstein, Chair of the Bermuda Business Development Agency (BDA). The topic for discussion is the Bermuda Insurance Market and why it has become a global insurance hub.

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International Comparative Legal Guide – Insurance & Reinsurance 2022

Published on 07 March 2022. By Sumyutha Sivamani , Senior Associate and Liqi Cheng, Associate

Practical cross-border insights into insurance and reinsurance law

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Why Gen Z should choose insurance (A podcast with Tom Beckett)

02 March 2022

Welcome to Insurance Covered, the podcast that covers everything insurance. In this episode Peter is joined by Tom Beckett who a broker with CityNet Insurance Brokers and in this episode, we look at why Tom chose to start his career in insurance and why others should consider doing the same.

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A look at the Association of British Insurers (a podcast with Seth Williams)

21 February 2022

Welcome to Insurance Covered, the podcast that covers everything insurance. In this episode Peter is joined by Seth Williams of the Association of British Insurers (ABI) which is also their topic for discussion.

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Is Cyber insurance in crisis? (a podcast with Tom Johansmeyer)

08 February 2022

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Welcome to Insurance Covered, the podcast that covers everything insurance. In this episode Peter is joined by returning guest Tom Johansmeyer, Head of Property Claims services at Verisk. In this episode they discuss and try to answer the following question: 'Is cyber insurance in crisis?'.

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A look at sustainable insurance (a podcast with Julian Richardson)

20 January 2022

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Welcome to Insurance Covered, the podcast that covers everything insurance. In this episode Peter is joined by Julian Richardson, CEO of Parhelion Underwriting and our topic for this episode is sustainable insurance.

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Parametric innovation in travel insurance (a podcast with Carl Carter)

10 January 2022

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Welcome to Season 3 of Insurance Covered, the podcast that covers everything insurance. In our first episode of the year Peter is joined by Carl Carter, UK Country CEO at CPP Group UK and our topic for this episode is parametric insurance and its applications in travel insurance.

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A look at Flood Re (a podcast with Andy Bord)

22 December 2021

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Welcome to Insurance Covered, the podcast that covers everything insurance. In this episode Peter is joined by Andy Bord, CEO of Flood Re, a specialist UK reinsurer of flood risks. In this episode we will be discussing all things Flood Re.

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Home Alone: the birth of a lawyer

Published on 21 December 2021. By Peter Mansfield, Partner

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Partner Peter Mansfield reveals the shocking truth about the iconic Christmas movie Home Alone.

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Blog

First English judgment on the ‘Duty of Fair Presentation’ under the Insurance Act 2015

Published on 17 December 2021. By Catherine Percy, Partner

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Berkshire Assets (West London) Limited v AXA Insurance UK plc [2021] EWHC 2689 (Comm) High Court of Justice Queen’s BenchDivision Commercial Court This judgment of the High Court Queen’s Bench Division provides a welcome analysis of how the courts will approach a policyholder’s breach of the ‘Duty of Fair Presentation’ under the Insurance Act 2015 (the ‘Act’).

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The Matrix and the Reality of Insurance

Published on 15 December 2021. By Peter Mansfield, Partner

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1 hour, 31 minutes and 39 seconds into The Matrix, something remarkable happens. We glimpse a skyscraper, at the top of which is the single word, 'Norwich', and what looks suspiciously like the Norwich Union logo. 15 minutes and 9 seconds later, it's a different skyscraper, but this one has 'Aon'. This tells us everything we need to know about The Matrix. Literally everything.

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Podcast

The birth of modern life assurance (a podcast with Craig Turnbull)

09 December 2021

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Welcome to Insurance Covered, the podcast that covers everything insurance. In this episode Peter is joined by Craig Turnbull, Senior Technical Specialist at the Bank of England, and our topic is the birth of modern life assurance.

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When the bough breaks...

Published on 03 December 2021. By Andrew Roper, Partner and Ally Yeandle, Associate

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When the bough breaks: Force majeure or Third Party negligence? How to identify a recovery. When trees fail, they have the potential to cause significant damage and disruption to property and businesses.

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Product law bulletin – December 2021

Published on 02 December 2021. By Gavin Reese, Partner and Mamata Dutta, Legal Director and Elinor Sidwell, Associate and Bonar Whitlock, Trainee Solicitor

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Welcome to the latest edition of our product law bulletin, this month we focus on compliance with Natasha's law, the extension of the UKCA mark deadline, the OPSS Awareness Scheme into the dangers of swallowing small high powered magnets and whether COVID-19 can cause new allergic reactions to products.

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The role of an in-house lawyer (a podcast with Will Bloomer)

30 November 2021

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Welcome to Insurance Covered, the podcast that covers everything insurance. In this episode Peter is joined by Will Bloomer, Chief Corporate & Legal Affairs Officer at Howden Group and we will be discussing the role of an in-house lawyer in the insurance market.

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An introduction to InsurTech (With Sarah Kocianski)

16 November 2021

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Welcome to Insurance Covered. In this episode our guest is Sarah Kocianski, Strategic Insight Lead at Founders Factory, an accelerator that invests in FinTech and InsurTech start-ups. This week we are looking at an introduction to InsurTech's.

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The Titanic: a tale of insurance (a podcast with Paul Miller)

02 November 2021

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Welcome to Insurance Covered. In this episode our guest is Paul Miller, Senior Consultant at HFG Insurance Recruitment, and we will be discussing the sinking of the Titanic from an insurance perspective.

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Blog

When does an arbitration clause become binding? A reminder from the English High Court in Markel Bermuda Limited v Caesars Entertainment Inc

Published on 02 November 2021. By Paul Baker, Legal Counsel and Sarah Herniman, Associate

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Parties can agree and become bound by an arbitration clause in advance of the finalisation of the remainder of a contract; a recent case in the English High Court concerning an insurance policy has served as a salient reminder. The judgement also includes a thorough walk through of the law as to when an insurance policy comes into existence (Hint: it is not necessarily when the final policy wording is provided to the Insured and/or its broker).

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Are procedural and administrative errors driving claims?

Published on 01 November 2021. By Laura Stocks, Partner and Georgia Durham, Associate

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The PI insurance market has continued to harden in 2021, with most firms seeing premium increases in their 2021 renewals. As we come out of a highly disruptive period off the back of the pandemic and adjust to a new way of working, the solicitors PI market is likely to continue to see claims arising in areas such as cyber-related incidents, residential conveyancing, commercial property, wills and probate, and lost litigation. In this article we look at a common thread in many of these types of claim: procedural and administrative errors.

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Blog

Navigating the hazards of Part 36 offers Part 2

Published on 08 October 2021. By Gavin Reese, Partner and Jonathan Drake, Senior Associate

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In our first article we looked at problems associated with settlement offers made in multiparty actions and settlement offers where the intended consequence is unclear. In this article we look at some of the issues that can be caused by the litigation process itself and upon the way the offer is made.

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Podcast

How to create an insurer - the Inigo story (a podcast with Karen Graves)

05 October 2021

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Welcome to Insurance Covered. In this episode our guest is Karen Graves, Chief Operating Officer at Inigo Insurance and we will be discussing what goes into creating an insurer.

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Navigating the hazards of Part 36 offers Part I

Published on 28 September 2021. By Gavin Reese, Partner and Jonathan Drake, Senior Associate

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Most claims seek money from other people. Although such claims might be for money owed for goods and services, or compensation for loss caused by breach of contract, or compensation for injury or damage to property or for defamation, the fundamental point of the claim is that the Claimant wants to be paid, and will agree to settle if sufficient money is offered.

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Slipcase: How to know what you don’t know (With Alex Hearn)

20 September 2021

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Welcome to Insurance Covered. In this episode we discuss Slipcase a curator of insurance focused news and insights. Our guest is Alex Hearn, Managing Director at Slipcase and we will be looking at how Slipcase can become a valuable tool for those working in the world of insurance.

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How the insurance industry could bring down fossil fuels (a podcast with Tom Johansmeyer)

06 September 2021

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Welcome to Insurance Covered. In this episode we discuss the relationship between fossil fuels and insurance. Our guest is Tom Johansmeyer, Head of Property Claims Services at Verisk insurance solutions. Tom recently had an article published in the Harvard Business Review 'How the insurance industry could bring down fossil fuels' which is what we will be focusing on today.

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The Month That Was – August 2021 – An FCA update – an update on Authorised Fund Managers

03 September 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 personal accident insurance (a podcast with Peter Laidlaw)

20 August 2021

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Welcome to Insurance Covered. In this episode we are looking at personal accident insurance. Our guest this week is Peter Laidlaw, Head of the accident and health underwriting team at Atrium Underwriting. Peter specialises in writing a variety of risks, from K&R to our topic for today personal accident.

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Subsidence recovery: the burden of proof - Maximising the prospects of recovery from the outset

Published on 17 August 2021. By Ally Yeandle, Associate

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Tree root induced subsidence is caused by extraction of moisture from subsoil by the roots of trees. The extraction of moisture causes the volume of the soil to shrink, undermining properties’ foundations and is by far the most common cause of subsidence damage to properties in the United Kingdom.

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The Month That Was – July 2021 –An FCA update – the 2021/22 FCA business plan and a new consumer duty of care

10 August 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 embedded insurance (a podcast with Robin Merttens)

04 August 2021

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Welcome to Insurance Covered. In this episode we are looking at embedded insurance. Our guest is Robin Merttens, Co-Founder and Partner at InsTech London, and we will be discussing a recent report published by InsTech London on embedded insurance and its current uses.

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Current developments/trends in shareholder/ D&O claims in Europe

Published on 03 August 2021. By James Wickes, Partner

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Every country across the world is increasingly taking on more debt and this has only been intensified by the pandemic, resulting in an upsurge in claims. People and companies will seek to recover funds wherever they can.

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How behavioural science can help insurers (a podcast with Ella Morrison)

21 July 2021

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Welcome to Insurance Covered. In this episode we discuss the role behavioural science can and does have in the insurance industry. Our guest is Ella Morrison, Senior Behavioural Designer at Cowry Consulting.

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The Month That Was – June 2021 –Manchester Building Society v Grant Thornton and compulsory professional indemnity insurance for tax advisers

13 July 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 space insurance (a podcast with David Wade)

12 July 2021

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Welcome to Insurance Covered. In this episode we discuss space insurance, these policies cover and why companies take these out. Peter is joined by David Wade, Underwriter at Atrium Underwriting where he specialises in Space insurance. We discuss, the insurance of space projects, satellites and the future of space exploration.

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A look at micro insurance (a podcast with Rose Goslinga)

28 June 2021

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Welcome to Insurance Covered. In this episode we discuss micro insurance with Rose Goslinga, co-founder of Pula, a micro insurance company based in Kenya. We will look at why micro insurance exists and why it has become a vital source of cover for so many people in Kenya and beyond.

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Tax liability insurance (a podcast with Giles Hambly)

17 June 2021

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Welcome to Insurance Covered. In this episode we discuss tax liability insurance and why many businesses are choosing to take it out.

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The Month That Was – May 2021 – the first interest only mortgage trial from Pure Legal and an update on issues facing D&O insurers

09 June 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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The crisis at Lloyd's in the 1980s (a podcast with Reg Brown)

02 June 2021

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Welcome to Insurance Covered. In this episode we revisit the 1980s crisis in the Lloyds market, examining the factors that led up to it and how it was ultimately resolved with the help of Lloyd's veteran Reg Brown.

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The current state of construction insurance (With Samantha Peat)

17 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 Samantha Peat, Chair of the professional indemnity insurance group at the Construction Leadership Council (CLC) and we will be discussing the current state of construction insurance, focusing on findings from a recent survey.

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The Month That Was – April 2021 – an update on Interest Only Mortgage claims

12 May 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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Blog

Subsidence mitigation: the legal principles

Published on 11 May 2021. By Ally Yeandle, Associate

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Subsidence: mitigating insurer’s outlay and maximising recovery prospects.

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