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Navigating the digital shift: balancing efficiency and customer care in insurance brokerage

Published on 23 May 2024. By Kirstie Pike, Partner

Workflow and process efficiency is something that insurance brokers report as one of their main challenges year on year. As technology accelerates faster than ever before, using data and technology is critical to providing exceptional customer service and improving productivity, but what are the risks involved in automation?

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Rising to the challenge of social inflation (With Marc Adee)

22 May 2024

Welcome to Insurance Covered, the podcast that covers everything insurance. In this 2 part series, Peter is joined by Marc Adee, CEO and Chairman of Crum & Forster to discuss social inflation the causes, challenges and consequences of it and the steps that can be taken to mitigate the challenges.

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No bouncing back for directors

Published on 20 May 2024. By James Wickes, Partner and Adam Craggs, Partner and Catherine Zakarias-Welch, Knowledge Lawyer

Banned! Fraudsters! – Terms used by the Insolvency Service for directors who abused the government backed loan scheme which was put in place to help businesses struggling during the pandemic.

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General Liability newsletter – May 2024

Published on 13 May 2024. By Gavin Reese, Partner, Head of Regulatory and Fiona Hahlo, Partner and Beth Lewis, Associate and Sally Lord, Knowledge Lawyer

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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Star Wars special: The insurance of the Death Star

09 May 2024

Welcome to Insurance Covered, the podcast that covers everything insurance. In this episode we are doing something a little different, Peter is joined by an ensemble cast of experts to answer the question, in the Star Wars universe, could the Death Star be insured, and if so, what policies would cover it.

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Are you being smart with your connectable products?

Published on 26 April 2024. By Gavin Reese, Partner, Head of Regulatory and Andrew Martin, Associate

The growth of "smart" products that can connect to the internet has grown significantly over the past 10 years and the UK government estimate that there could be 50 million connectable products worldwide by 2030, and on average there are currently 9 in each UK household.

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Insurance as a force for good (With Rowan Douglas)

25 April 2024

Welcome to Insurance Covered, the podcast that covers everything insurance. In this episode Peter is joined by Rowan Douglas, CEO of Climate Risk and Resilience at Howden. In this episode they discuss the role insurance has to play in building resilience in the face of climate change.

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Source@RPC – April 2024

Published on 15 April 2024. By Mark Crichard, Partner and Nigel Wilson, Of Counsel and Jonathan Greenway, Senior Associate

The aim of Source@RPC is to provide lawyers, procurement professionals and CIOs/CTOs (amongst others) with a regular update on the legal implications and risks (and how best to manage them) of sourcing and utilising technology and outsourced technology-enabled services, as they affect businesses operating in the insurance and financial services sector.

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Insurance as the great enabler (Dr Franziska Arnold Dwyer)

10 April 2024

Welcome to Insurance Covered, the podcast that covers everything insurance. In this episode Peter is joined by Dr. Franziska Arnold Dwyer. In this episode they discuss her new book, Insurance, Climate Change and the Law, which among other things looks at insurance as the great enabler for change.

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The 5 secrets to handling large claims (With Sarah Howell)

26 March 2024

Welcome to Insurance Covered, the podcast that covers everything insurance. In this episode Peter is joined by Sarah Howell, Claims Manager at Liberty Specialty Markets, and the topic for discussion is the 5 secrets to handling large claims.

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Asbestos update: "implausible" deniability

Published on 14 March 2024. By Thom Lumley, Partner and Chris Gower, Associate

The recent case of Evans v Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, follows the trend of low exposure asbestos cases being defendable, when many feared that the 2018 case Bussey v Anglia Heating Ltd made that near on impossible.

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The birth of an MGA (With James Sterling & Charles Boorman)

14 March 2024

Welcome to Insurance Covered, the podcast that covers everything insurance. In this episode Peter is joined by two guests, Charles Boorman, CEO and James Sterling, Head of Claims, at Kayzen Specialty a new MGA, and in this episode we discuss the story of how Kayzen was formed.

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Rise with RPC: Tips for developing your insurance network

Published on 13 March 2024. By Ella Crawley, Associate

In the aftermath of the "Rise with RPC" event, we're immensely grateful to everyone who joined us, contributing to the dynamic exchange of ideas on "Building your insurance network." Here’s a distilled version of the top tips shared, each designed to be an actionable takeaway to apply in your professional journey.

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On being the Director General of the ABI (With Hannah Gurga)

28 February 2024

Welcome to Insurance Covered, the podcast that covers everything insurance. In this episode Peter is joined by Hannah Gurga, Director General of the ABI, and they will be discussing Hannah's role at the ABI.

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Finding joy in your job: insights from FIG's latest panel

Published on 26 February 2024. By Alexandra Anderson, Partner

On 21 February, RPC's inclusive insurance network, FIG, reconvened for a notable panel discussion, shedding light on the theme of "Finding joy in your job."

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In the familiar, lies the unseen

Published on 23 February 2024. By Tom Scanlon, Trainee Solicitor and Tamsin Hyland, Partner

We like to look at boilerplate language with fresh eyes and so taking the recent case of Dassault Aviation SA v Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Co Ltd [2024] EWCA Civ 5 as a jumping off point, we consider the potential tensions, hidden to some extent in plain sight, between anti-assignment and subrogation rights and the take aways for those drafting insurance policy wordings.

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How should Financial Institutions manage the rise of non-financial misconduct?

Published on 19 February 2024. By James Wickes, Partner and Amber Oldershaw, Associate

Over the last few months, Parliament's Treasury Committee has sought to examine the many barriers faced by women in financial services through the aptly named "Sexism in the City" inquiry.

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Source@RPC - February 2024

Published on 19 February 2024. By Mark Crichard, Partner

The aim of Source@RPC is to provide lawyers, procurement professionals and CIOs/CTOs (amongst others) with a regular update on the legal implications and risks (and how best to manage them) of sourcing and utilising technology and outsourced technology-enabled services, as they affect businesses operating in the insurance and financial services sector.

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A look at kidnap and ransom insurance (with Charlie Hanbury)

12 February 2024

Welcome to Insurance Covered, the podcast that covers everything insurance. In this episode Peter is joined by Charlie Hanbury, CEO of Samphire MGA, and in this episode they will be discussing all things K&R, that's kidnap and ransom insurance.

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Hurricane Otis Acapulco

Published on 09 February 2024. By Alex Almaguer, Partner and Latin America Insurance Practice Lead and Chris Burt, Senior Associate and Martin Jimenez Bonola, Associate

Acapulco, one of the main tourist destinations in Mexico, suffered extensive damage from Hurricane Otis (category 5) when it struck on Wednesday, 25 October 2023.

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Quid game – fixed costs; pick your battles

Published on 30 January 2024. By Thom Lumley, Partner and Chris Gower, Associate and Sally Lord, Knowledge Lawyer

Ordinarily, the claims that make the headlines are those that have the highest value or the most significant impact on the public. With the costs landscape ever-changing in civil claims, without careful planning and strategy, even modest claims can end up biting defendants in the longer-term.

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Moral hazard: the dark heart of insurance (With Robert Hartwig)

24 January 2024

Welcome to Insurance Covered, the podcast that covers everything insurance. In this episode Peter is joined by Robert Hartwig, Associate Professor of Finance at the University of South Carolina. In this episode they discuss the concept of moral hazard in insurance.

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Castle caper condoned? Court of Appeal rules on dishonest condonation and aggregation under solicitors policy in Discovery Land v AXIS

Published on 17 January 2024. By Graham Reid, Partner and Will Sefton, Partner and Head of Professional and Financial Risks and Aimee Talbot, Knowledge Lawyer

On 15 January 2024 the Court of Appeal handed down judgment in Discovery Land Company LLC and others v Axis Specialty Europe SE [2024] EWCA Civ 7. The case concerns the ability of a solicitors’ insurer to decline cover for a claim on grounds of dishonesty and, in particular, the meaning of “condonation” of dishonesty. It also concerns how the aggregation clause operates in a solicitors’ professional indemnity insurance policy.

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The insurance of coral reefs (With Sarah Conway)

08 January 2024

Welcome to Insurance Covered, the podcast that covers everything insurance. In this episode Peter is joined by Sarah Conway who is a Director in WTW’s Disaster Risk, Finance & Parametrics team, leading the Ecosystem Resilience practice. In this episode we discuss insurance of coral reefs and climate finance.

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The Terminator: A Tale of Two Insurance Claims

Published on 19 December 2023. By Peter Mansfield, Partner

It is 2029, and the Machines are losing their war with Humanity. What to do?

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100th Episode Special: On Being the Chairman of Lloyd's of London (With Bruce Carnegie-Brown)

19 December 2023

Welcome to Insurance Covered, the podcast that covers everything insurance. In this special episode Peter is joined by Bruce Carnegie-Brown and they discuss his role as the Chairman of Lloyd's.

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Source@RPC - December 2023

Published on 12 December 2023. By Mark Crichard, Partner

The aim of Source@RPC is to provide lawyers, procurement professionals and CIOs/CTOs (amongst others) with a regular update on the legal implications and risks (and how best to manage them) of sourcing and utilising technology and outsourced technology-enabled services, as they affect businesses operating in the insurance and financial services sector.

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Product law bulletin – December 2023

Published on 07 December 2023. By Gavin Reese, Partner, Head of Regulatory and Fiona Hahlo, Partner and Mamata Dutta, Partner and Elinor Sidwell, Associate and Andrew Martin, Associate and Rashna Vaswani, Associate

Welcome to the latest edition of our product law bulletin, this month we focus on: • EU CE marking recognition extended indefinitely • Best Practice for food allergen labelling published by FSA • Consultation on non-surgical cosmetic procedures • UK Product Safety Review Consultation • EU Product Liability Directive • New regulations on batteries • Developments in e-scooter and e-bike battery safety discussion

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Florida: Insurance in the Sunshine State (With David Altmaier)

07 December 2023

Welcome to Insurance Covered, the podcast that covers everything insurance. In this episode Peter is joined by David Altmaier, former Commissioner of Insurance for Florida State and now Consultant for the Southern Group Florida. In this episode they will discuss the Florida insurance market and David's time as Insurance Commissioner.

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Project Angel Bidco v AXIS - what are the key takeaways for warranty and indemnity insurers?

Published on 30 November 2023. By James Wickes, Partner and Matthew Wood, Senior Associate and Matt Ward, Trainee Solicitor

On 31 October 2023, the London Circuit Commercial Court gave judgment in Project Angel Bidco Limited (in administration) v Axis Managing Agency Limited & Ors (2023) EWHC 2649.

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Insurance and The Foundation of The United States (With Professor Hannah Farber)

22 November 2023

Welcome to Insurance Covered, the podcast that covers everything insurance. In this episode Peter is joined by Hannah Farber, Assistant Professor of History at Columbia University in New York. In this episode they look at the American revolution and the role insurance played in the foundation of the United States.

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Recruitment Special Part 2: Starting a Career in Insurance (With George Barker)

09 November 2023

Welcome to Insurance Covered, the podcast that covers everything insurance. In this special episode on recruitment Peter explores the world of insurance recruitment through conversations with 4 guests:

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Wordings do matter

Published on 06 November 2023. By Tamsin Hyland, Partner

Contract drafting has been brass tacks for lawyers since the dawn of time. In its broadest terms, it involves putting the scope of a bargain reached between parties into clear and effective language.

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Recruitment Special: why insurance should be a career of choice (With Caroline Wagstaff, Ben Bolton, Samantha Ridgewell & William Gallimore)

01 November 2023

Welcome to Insurance Covered, the podcast that covers everything insurance. In this special episode on recruitment Peter explores the world of insurance recruitment through conversations with 4 guests:

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Source@RPC - October 2023

Published on 31 October 2023. By Mark Crichard, Partner

The aim of Source@RPC is to provide lawyers, procurement professionals and CIOs/CTOs (amongst others) with a regular update on the legal implications and risks (and how best to manage them) of sourcing and utilising technology and outsourced technology-enabled services, as they affect businesses operating in the insurance and financial services sector.

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Storm Babet, flooding and the insurance implications

Published on 24 October 2023. By Victoria Sherratt, Partner and Andrew Roper, Partner and Aimee Talbot, Knowledge Lawyer

Subtropical cyclone Storm Babet is currently responsible for over 350 flood warnings in the UK, with more flood warnings expected later this week.

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A Look at Friendly Societies (With Martin Shaw)

12 October 2023

Welcome to Insurance Covered, the podcast that covers everything insurance. In this episode Peter is joined by Martin Shaw, Head of Policy at the Association of Financial Mutuals, and in this episode they are discussing friendly societies.

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Getting to know Global Access Lawyers

Published on 09 October 2023. By Carmel Green, Partner and Simon Laird, Global Head of Insurance

Global Access Lawyers brings together some of the worlds leading insurance law practices. In the following pages get to know the different law firms that make up Global Access, who we are, where we operate and the kind of work we do. We hope you find this useful to understand the international reach of Global Access.

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Women, Social Impact and Motor Insurance (With Sam White)

06 October 2023

Welcome to Insurance Covered, the podcast that covers everything insurance. In this episode Peter is joined by Sam White, Founder of Stella Insurance, and amongst other things they will be discussing motor insurance.

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General Liability newsletter – September 2023

Published on 21 September 2023. By Gavin Reese, Partner, Head of Regulatory and Fiona Hahlo, Partner and Beth Lewis, Associate and Chris Gower, Associate

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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Court of Appeal finds in favour of FSCS on scope of the Policyholder Protection Rules (PRR)

Published on 14 September 2023. By Tamsin Hyland, Partner

Tamsin Hyland explores the recent judgment of JR (On the application of Manchikalapati v FSCS [2023] EWCA Civ 1006) and its relevance to insurance policy wording.

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Are settlements covered under liability policies if not consented to by the insurer? Does it make any difference if the insured was told to "act as a prudent uninsured"?

Published on 13 September 2023. By Ben Gold, Partner

Does it make any difference if the insured was told to "act as a prudent uninsured"?

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The Future Of Flooding (With Ivan Haigh)

12 September 2023

Welcome to Insurance Covered, the podcast that covers everything insurance. In this episode Peter is joined by James Platt, former Global Chief Operating Officer and Chief Digital Officer and now an Advisor at Aon. They will be discussing the 4 questions every organisation should be able to answer before considering changing and deploying digital technology.

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Meditations on Insurance And Society 8: The Unexpected Triumph Of Morality

01 September 2023

Welcome to Insurance Covered summer special miniseries Meditations on Insurance and Society.

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Meditations on Insurance and Society 7: Towards A Philosophy Of Insurance

31 August 2023

Welcome to Insurance Covered summer special miniseries Meditations on Insurance and Society.

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Meditations on Insurance and Society 6: Everyone Everywhere All At Once

24 August 2023

Welcome to Insurance Covered summer special miniseries Meditations on Insurance and Society.

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Meditations on Insurance and Society 5: Understanding Life Forwards

21 August 2023

Welcome to Insurance Covered summer special miniseries Meditations on Insurance and Society.

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Meditations on Insurance and Society 4: Unmoved Mover

17 August 2023

Welcome to Insurance Covered summer special miniseries Meditations on Insurance and Society.

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Meditations on Insurance and Society 3: The Beneficial Selfishness of Strangers

14 August 2023

Welcome to Insurance Covered summer special miniseries Meditations on Insurance and Society.

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Meditations on Insurance and Society 2: An Irreligious Faith

11 August 2023

Welcome to Insurance Covered summer special miniseries Meditations on Insurance and Society.

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