In light of the current challenges being faced by the insurance sector, here is a summary of our webinar providing BIBA members with insights on Covid-19 from a PI Insurance perspective.

The British Insurance Brokers’ Association (BIBA) appoints Carl Evans, Group Chief Executive of Griffiths & Armour Professional Risks, to the Main Board.

In this COVID-19 update for the Construction Professions, we make some observations from our unique vantage point over the construction claims landscape.

All of us are having to adapt to the disruption caused by COVID-19, authorities are encouraging businesses and organisations to employing tactics such working from home as essential measures to help prevent the spread of the virus. Is your organisation ready for a potentially extended and lengthy period of remote working?

The spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus continues to dominate the news, with major implications for public health and the NHS. It is also causing economic disruption across the globe and turbulence on the financial markets. We are monitoring developments closely, but we have also put in place sensible measures to ensure that Griffiths & Armour is well prepared.

To mark International Womens Day, a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women, we caught up with our very own Tanya Winstanley, Professional Risks Director at Griffiths & Armour.

Most consultants are already familiar with the idea that claims in negligence and/or contract are subject to the doctrine of limitation periods (or prescription periods in Scottish law).

Towards the end of 2018, a Scottish court threw a spanner in the works of those seeking to limit their liability in collateral warranties, by ruling that a prescription period (limitation period) in a collateral warranty was not impacted by the presence of ‘no greater liability’ and ‘equivalent rights’ clauses, which would otherwise have had the effect of ‘time barring’ the claim.

We have recently fielded a number of questions from clients relating to the increasing use of Common Data Environments (or CDEs) on construction projects.

Organisations are increasingly dependent on information and communication technology (ICT) for their day-to-day activities. Whilst this delivers significant benefits, it may also introduce new risks, which if not managed correctly can significantly impact upon operations, financial performance, legal compliance and reputation. Research suggests that the cost of cyber crime in the UK is £34.1 billion per year.