The Griffiths & Armour Private Clients team assist our clients in insuring their personal assets. We specialise in working with individuals who need a personal and bespoke service to ensure they are protected in the ever-changing world in which we live.

The government announced further details of the proposed Protect Duty, known as Martyn’s Law, in December 2022. Introduced in response to the terrorist attack at the Manchester Arena in 2017, the law is named after Martyn Hett, one of the victims. The law will require venues and events to conduct security assessments, develop emergency plans, train staff and volunteers and promote public awareness of the threat of terrorism.

Taking a strategic approach and working with a specialist broker to adequately insure construction projects can benefit all parties involved and offers greater protection, control and governance, particularly for the Employer. This is known as an Employer Controlled insurance policy.

Business Interruption insurance can be misunderstood by business owners, as there is often a belief that other insurance policies will protect their finances due to an unforeseen loss. Griffiths & Armour Client Services Director, David Varey, discusses what a Business Interruption insurance policy covers and what factors to consider when selecting an indemnity period.

Latent Defects insurance is becoming an important upfront consideration during the budgeting process for developers and funders in the construction industry to protect their project, business and reputation.

After a few weeks in residence, we are pleased to confirm that the Griffiths & Armour team are now settled into our new office in Manchester.Occupying the 14th Floor at Chancery Place, 50 Brown Street in Manchester we are enjoying the great views across the city.

Griffiths & Armour recently hosted a mock trial in conjunction with Kennedys Law and Parklane Plowden Chambers. The event was held in Leeds, and was based on a fictional slip and trip case that provided an accurate portrayal of a hearing following a visitor’s slipping accident in the entrance area of a leisure centre complex.

Latent Defects insurance is ever changing and becoming much more of an upfront consideration during the budgeting process than it has been, when previously it was often seen as an afterthought.
To provide insight into Latent Defects insurance, we caught up with Joe Gooden from BuildZone, a leading residential Latent Defect policy provider, have commented on the current state of the inherent defect and building warranty market, which remains turbulent.

The Fire Protection Association has recently published the 10th Edition of its Joint Code of Practice on the Protection from Fire of Construction Sites and Buildings Undergoing Renovation (JCOP). This replaces the previous edition published in October 2015. Whilst the scope of the JCOP covers projects with an original contract value above £2.5m, the general principles can be applied to any construction project.

The Griffiths & Armour Construction Insurance team are pleased to have once again worked alongside HUB Residential to place the project insurances for another fantastic residential development, Queen’s Quarter.