As we career towards the end of the 2023 Compensation Recovery Unit data tells us that claim numbers have not recovered. Employers’ liability and public liability claim numbers are down. However, what is coming down the track?
New rules extending the scope of fixed recoverable costs (FRC) are now in force. This development has the potential to drastically limit the amount of recoverable costs for many claims valued up to £100,000.
Technical innovation can be characterised by rapid and continuous change; what was considered cutting-edge a year ago could be obsolete today. Updating a system that’s already dysfunctional could be inefficient, and frustrating for students and staff.
A turbulent commercial landscape has prompted risk managers to take a broader perspective of their risk exposures and has raised the profile of contingent business interruption (CBI) insurance. But as Crawford’s Angus Osborne-White explains that the devil is in the policy detail.
Escape of water (EOW) claims have increased year-on-year over the last few years. It’s time for a reminder of the issue and what organisations can do to mitigate and control the insurance programme expenditure.
Our demographic profile in the UK is changing - we are living longer. Our needs are changing and in turn, the demands on our public services are changing. How do we manage demographic risk and how does our demographic profile affect the needs of our ageing population?
The long-awaited Terrorism (Protection of Premises) Draft Bill (the Bill) was published on 2 May 2023, with the aim of keeping people safe from terrorist attacks by introducing proportionate security requirements for certain public venues and events.
Fire remains one of the most significant risks to our homes, but by reminding ourselves of the ways in which we can prevent fires, we can protect our property, and each other, from its devastating effects.
Ashley Easen, Director Risk Control, and Phil Farrar, National Development Director, Risk Management Partners discuss issues of supplier failure and the consequences these can have on the public sector.
Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) is a legal framework designed to protect people who lack mental capacity, but who need to be deprived of liberty so they can be given care and treatment in a hospital or care home.
John Ingle, Highways Inspection Leader at Cumbria County Council (CCC) and Shaun O’Neil, Partner at DAC Beachcroft’s workshop at the 2022 ALARM National Conference explained the benefit of technology in defending claims
The World Economic Forum’s latest Global Risks Report identified risks around people, places and the planet as top in terms of likelihood and severity, with the impact of these expected to increase over the next decade if we don’t act now.
There is no denying that the last two years have been challenging and, in terms of the Scottish legal world, it has not always been easy to keep the wheels of justice turning in such unprecedented times.