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Risk Insight: Planning for a return to the workplace
May 2020

The COVID-19 outbreak resulted in restrictions on business activities and the closure of many workplaces.This Risk Insight has been developed to provide an overview of the steps that organisations can take to safely resume work activities and manage the risks following a suspension of workplace operations.

School Site Reopening: Property Risk Management Guidance
May 2020

As the COVID-19 restrictions are lifted, educational buildings and facilities will gradually be reopened. Please use this guide to consider the steps needed to safely re-open your building. The guidance will also be of use to those schools who have remained partially open in line with Government guidance.

Living Through a Pandemic
May 2020

The majority of those around the globe are adapting to the new normal of being in lockdown, including our pets who just cannot understand why we are around all of the time! We are enjoying more virtual interaction with our loved ones and finding new hobbies to keep our restless souls occupied.

COVID-19 Pandemic global risk management response
April 2020

IRM have conducted a survey in relation to COVID-19 Pandemic Global Risk Management.

Risk Insight: Health, Safety and Wellbeing of People during Covid-19
April 2020

The spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) is unprecedented and we understand this is an incredibly difficult time for families and businesses. We are here to help customers and businesses who are affected by the impact of COVID-19 in these challenging times.

Covid-19: Protecting Your Workforce
April 2020

The spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) is unprecedented and we understand this is an incredibly difficult time for families and businesses. We are here to help customers and businesses affected by the impact of COVID-19 in these challenging times. Many people are working differently at the moment, which will bring about a new risk environment, managing daily operational challenges while maintaining normal standards and systems.

Dolmans insurance bulletin
April 2020

Welcome to the April 2020 edition of the Dolmans Insurance Bulletin. In this issue Dolmans reports on: Appeal of Fees For Intervention (FFIs) - FFI withdrawn due to financial circumstances of the recipient - All Saints Church of England School, Dorset

As Bruce Springsteen famously once sang ‘Working on the Highway’
April 2020

This article addresses the impact of COVID-19 on maintaining safe highways.

Coronavirus and the impact on insurance claims
April 2020

We are currently navigating unchartered territories as practitioners grapple with the challenges of working from home and life under lockdown. It is inevitable that the way we conduct and defend insurance claims must change to adapt to the new situation we find ourselves in. 

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse
April 2020

Government response to IICSA’s accountability and reparations report for victims and survivors of abuse.

WM Morrison Supermarkets plc v Various Claimants
April 2020

On 1 April 2020 the Supreme Court handed down judgment on two important cases which clarify and restrict the extent of an organisation’s vicarious liability for the actions of others.

Supreme Court ruling on rogue employee data breach: common sense prevails?
April 2020

Morrisons will not be held vicariously liable for the actions of a disgruntled employee who leaked the personal details and payroll data of almost 100,000 members of staff, the Supreme Court has confirmed.

Case Update: Vicarious liability for independent contractors
April 2020

With the majority of the world distracted by COVID-19 and the upheavals this has entailed, the Supreme Court handed down judgment on 1 April 2020 in two important cases, which clarify the extent of an organisation’s vicarious liability for the actions of others.

Guidance for unoccupied or temporarily closed properties
March 2020

We are seeing an unprecedented response to the coronavirus and the threat this poses. This, in turn, places a strain upon every aspect of our lives and the way we work and interact. As an insurer, Zurich is working closely with their customers to provide support and guidance. One commonly asked question is how to manage properties that have reduced numbers of staff or that close entirely. In this article, Zurich sets out their response to this question. In the second part they consider the implications for any refurbishment and maintenance work.

Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act
March 2020

On 20 March 2020 the Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018 comes into full force and will apply to all social and private rented properties, including housing associations and councils.

Dolmans insurance bulletin
March 2020

Welcome to the March 2020 edition of the Dolmans Insurance Bulletin. In this issue Dolmans reports on: QOCS, whiplash reform delays, bereavement damages, data protection and sexual abuse.

COVID-19 insurance response
March 2020

There are many ways that businesses might be effected by the escalating virus outbreak, for example, absent employees, enforced closures, increased global disruption and reduced customer footfall. Aon have produced this technical bulletin to examine the probable response of those policies most likely to be affected and some of the potential issues that may arise in pursuing a claim.

Dolmans insurance bulletin
February 2020

Welcome to the February 2020 edition of the Dolmans Insurance Bulletin. In this issue Dolmans reports on: Health and Safety Prosecutions, the Definitive Guideline and the Public Sector Adjustment of Fines - R (HSE) v Central Bedfordshire Council, 4 February 2020, Luton Magistrates’ Court

Dolmans insurance bulletin
January 2020

Welcome to the January 2020 edition of the Dolmans Insurance Bulletin. In this issue Dolmans reports on: Successful dismissal of an entire claim pursuant to Section 57 of the Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015 despite the Claimant establishing liability - JG v Newport City Council.

Municipal Mutual Insurance Limited
January 2020

Municipal Mutual Insurance (MMI) published their annual report and accounts in December 2019, for the year ending 30 June 2019. Within the commentary provided by the Scheme Administrator there are a number of important points which Gallagher wish to highlight to you. MMI have collected the original 15% Levy and the additional ten per cent Levy in April 2016. As a result members of the Scheme of Arrangement are now self-insured to the extent of 25% of any future claim payments.

Dolmans insurance bulletin
December 2019

Welcome to the December 2019 edition of the Dolmans Insurance Bulletin. In this issue Dolmans reports on: A fundamentally dishonest claim - DJB v Newport City Council.

Legal update
December 2019

Plexus law have issued the 15th edition of the Judicial College Guidelines for the assessment of damages in personal injury cases. This issue offers updated guidance for the courts, personal injury practitioners and insurers in assessing and valuing general damages in personal injury cases.

Dolmans insurance bulletin
November 2019

Welcome to the November 2019 edition of the Dolmans Insurance Bulletin. In this issue Dolmans reports on: slips around swimming pools - is the flooring fit for purpose? - RT v Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council.

Dolmans insurance bulletin
October 2019

Welcome to the October 2019 edition of the Dolmans Insurance Bulletin. In this issue Dolmans reports on: A focused Defence versus an unnecessarily overcomplicated claim - RP v Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council. 

Fundamental dishonesty and the benefits of recording medico-legal examinations
October 2019

Plexus Law reviews a case where the Claimant alleged she had serious injuries after tripping on a defective pavement in February 2014. The claim had a pleaded value of up to £200,000 and the Claimant sought to recover in excess of £140,000 in costs. 

Dolmans insurance bulletin
September 2019

Welcome to the September 2019 edition of the Dolmans Insurance Bulletin. In this issue Dolmans reports on: photographs do not lie - consequences of not getting the facts right! Dolmans also provides recent case updates on: costs, Part 36 offers - false imprisonment and damages and malicious prosecution - misfeasance in public office.

IICSA - Investigation report on accountability and reparations for victims and survivors of abuse
September 2019

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) has today (19 September 2019) published its Investigation Report on Accountability and Reparations for Victims and Survivors of Abuse. This is the first report by IICSA's Accountablity and Reparations investigations since it held 15 days of public hearings between November 2018 and January 2019. 

Dolmans insurance bulletin
August 2019

Welcome to the August 2019 edition of the Dolmans Insurance Bulletin. In this issue Dolmans reports on: expert engineering evidence in fast track highways matters. Dolmans also provides recent case updates on: assessment of costs, non-party access to documents filed in court and inquest costs in civil claims.

Cyber checklist for individuals
August 2019

Gallagher have compiled a top 20 checklist of key cyber security issues you should consider to help limit the risk and impact of a data breach. 

Dolmans insurance bulletin
July 2019

Welcome to the July 2019 edition of the Dolmans Insurance Bulletin. In this issue Dolmans reports on: abuse of process - failing to revive a struck out claim.

Dolmans insurance bulletin
June 2019

Welcome to the June 2019 edition of the Dolmans Insurance Bulletin. In this issue Dolmans reports on Design features - failing to maintain the highway? Dolmans also provides recent case updates on: child sexual abuse, civil procedure and insurance.

Dolmans insurance bulletin
May 2019

Welcome to the May 2019 edition of the Dolmans Insurance Bulletin. In this issue Dolmans reports on a case that looks into the reactive inspections and the section 58 defence. Dolmans also provides recent case updates on: civil procedure, contempt of court, costs, fixed costs and health and safety at work.

Council property and regeneration environmental liability insurance
May 2019

Councils are facing increasing political, social and economic pressures to both deliver and develop surplus and underutilised land and property to meet the UK's growing demand and to create commercial/industrial space for employment. 

Japanese knotweed claims
April 2019

The next trend of compensation claims to be exploited by claims farmers.

Eye on the Horizon
Spring 2019

Welcome to the fourteenth issue of 'Eye on the Horizon' a quarterly newsletter compiled and published by the Police National Business Continuity Forum Horizon Scanning sub-group.

Dolmans insurance bulletin
April 2019

Welcome to the April 2019 edition of the Dolmans Insurance Bulletin. In this issue Dolmans reports on a case that looks at the importance of care. Dolmans also provides recent case updates on: abuse of process, breach of statutory duty, contempt of court, medical records fees and accrual of cause of action.

Dolmans insurance bulletin
March 2019

Welcome to the March 2019 edition of the Dolmans Insurance Bulletin. In this issue Dolmans reports on a case that was struck out due to the conduct of the claimant. Dolmans also provides recent case updates on: civil procedures, Defective Premises Act, fixes costs regimes, nuisance, permission to amend and personal injury. 

Pollution liabilities case study
April 2019

A situation faced by a city council in England highlights some of the issues public sector organisations need to consider when appointing contractors including having appropriate and effective procedures in place for the selection, appointment, monitoring and management of contractors employed to conduct site reclamation and redevelopment works. 

WEF Global Risks Report 2019: Interconnected risks in a globalised world
March 2019

Published annually, the World Economic Forum Global Risks Report highlights the key economic, social and political risks and underlying trends that the world is likely to face in 2019. Using the insight from nearly 1,000 experts through a Global Risks Perception Survey, this year's report calls for a collaborative approach to worldwide problems. 

UK electrical wiring regulations
March 2019

In July 2018, the eighteenth edition of the UK Wiring Regulations was released. As of 1 January 2019, there are new stricter regulations for commercial landlords and property owners. These cannot be amended retroactively so you need to ensure you're familiar with them. In this bulletin, Gallagher look at the changes and suggest ways to work with your broker to ensure you're compliant. 

Dolmans insurance bulletin
February 2019

Welcome to the Feburary 2019 edition of the Dolmans Insurance Bulletin. In this issue Dolmans reports on a case involving noise induced hearing loss. Dolmans also provides recent case updates on: civil procedures, duty of care, non-party costs and professional negligence. 

Dolmans insurance bulletin
January 2019

Welcome to the January 2019 edition of the Dolmans Insurance Bulletin. In this issue Dolmans reports on a highways case involving a defective sign post. Dolmans also provides recent case updates on: civil procedures, costs, damages, defences, human rights, police and false imprisonment and pre-action disclosure. 

New EU case ruling means vehicles no longer on the road may require insurance
January 2019

The recent Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ)'s decision in the case of Fundo de Garantia Automovel v Juliana indicates that a vehicles which has not formally been taken out of use and can still be driven should be covered by insurance even if the owner does not drive it or has parked it on private land. 

Supply chain risk management
January 2019

Supply chain risk management is a top priority for organisations committed to ensuring the resilience of their service delivery model. Yet despite the fact that organisations may have suffered severe disruption impacting stakeholders and utilising scarce resources some have yet to grasp the importance of this topic. In this bulletin, Gallagher looks at the results of the Business Continuity Institute Supply Chain Resilience Report 2017.

Eye on the Horizon
Winter 2019

Welcome to the thirteenth issue of 'Eye on the Horizon' a quarterly newsletter compiled and published by the Police National Business Continuity Forum Horizon Scanning sub-group.

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