Vaccine distribution starts countdown for the end of COVID-19 restrictions

New UK court approach to ‘unlawful killing’ facilitates legal action against businesses

The UK Supreme Court has handed down a decision which reduces the standard of proof in an inquest for a coroner or jury to reach a conclusion of "unlawful killing" or suicide. The judgement is likely to complicate proceedings against companies following deaths at work (including from COVID-19), on the roads and in relation to corporate activities.

New UK Highway Code to introduce road hierarchy amid changing behaviour

A proposed new Highway Code is set to introduce a hierarchy of road users in the UK, placing the highest responsibility on those who can do the greatest harm amidst changing transport behaviour following COVID-19 restrictions.

Understanding the current insurance cycle

The insurance sector is currently experiencing a “hardening” property/casualty market with some observers already calling it a “hard market”. Either way, policy conditions have been deteriorating for insurance buyers for some time, and understanding the dynamics is essential to achieve a good deal at renewal.

COVID-19 reshapes the sharing economy

The pandemic is recalibrating the sharing economy sector as companies adapt to changed demand and pursue new growth opportunities, particularly in delivery services, but also in urban mobility and accommodation.

The state of the casualty insurance market post COVID-19

Insurers are reviewing their casualty underwriting strategy to account for the potential consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic amidst a general review of their market strategy.

Insurers adjust casualty underwriting for COVID-19

Insurers are reviewing their casualty underwriting approach to account for the potential consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic amidst a general review of their market strategy.

COVID-19 creates a new dynamic in commercial insurance

The impact of Covid-19 on claims begins to materialise and insurers are starting to adapt their underwriting strategies. While developments remain fluid, some general tendencies are becoming apparent. Acknowledging these trends should help in the preparation for policy renewals.

UK government delays whiplash reform

The UK government has delayed the introduction of changes to the personal injury claims process to August 1, 2020.