Insights concerning Covid-19

FCA’s Business Interruption test case judgment announced

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The High Court has delivered its judgment in the Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA)’s business interruption insurance test case.

Observations on Directors’ and Officers’ Liability Insurance

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COVID-19 has and will continue to present unique challenges for businesses, directors and management teams in making critical decisions on behalf of customers, colleagues, and other stakeholders in addition to complying with legal and compliance obligations.

How will COVID-19 impact my construction project? Q&A with our Construction Brokers

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Over the last few months, our team have listened to construction client’s questions concerning individual construction projects. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions to help you understand how COVID-19 may an impact your future construction projects.

Is my Building Ventilation safe for a return to the workplace?

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As organisations start to reoccupy their premises post-lockdown, consideration of the risk of long-range airborne transmission of COVID-19 must be assessed and managed to ensure a safe return to the workplace. Our Risk Management team discuss practical measures businesses should have in place.

Griffiths & Armour and BLM Webinar: Care Sector in the Spotlight

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We were delighted to have recently held a webinar in partnership with BLM. Our panel of insurance and legal experts shared their knowledge of how organisations can navigate through the risks, claims and legal challenges for the care sector post COVID-19.

Your Personal Insurance - 3 considerations as you adapt to a new normal

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We answer some of our frequently asked questions about the changes to motor and home insurance as lockdown measures ease and employees return to the office.

3 Employment Practices Liability scenarios your business should plan for

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With the changing nature of employment during the lockdown period and with the lockdown now easing, we asked one of our Employment Practice Liability brokers, Graham Meskell, to discuss key potential scenarios your organisation should consider.

How should my organisation respond when facing a crisis?

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Every business is likely to face a crisis at some point, so it is essential they ensure they can quickly and effectively respond to minimise any reputational damage. Our Risk Management team have listed their recommendations of what your organisation should and should not do when facing a crisis.

What steps should my business take to prepare for its next renewal?

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The changing insurance landscape has resulted in premium increases and a decrease in insurance capacity. Our Development Director, Troy Johnson, discusses the current hard market and the essential steps your organisation should take to mitigate risk and prepare for your next renewal.

4 Data Protection issues a Business should consider for Return to Work

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As lockdown measures continue to be eased in the UK, there are data protection issues that businesses should consider and prepare for. Our Risk Management team have listed four areas that data protection issues may arise in a return to the workplace.

Mandatory MOTs to be reintroduced from August 1

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The government has announced that mandatory MOTs for vehicles in England, Scotland and Wales will be reintroduced from 1 August to keep roads safe. Our Risk Management team have answered frequently asked questions about this adjustment.

Managing claims during a pandemic: Q&A with Head of Claims, Andrew Taylor

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Over the last few weeks our Claims Management team have listened to our clients questions and provided answers and guidance in relation to their individual claims. We would like to share some of the most frequently asked questions to help provide some clarity on how your policy may respond.

Guidance for First-Aiders during COVID-19

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Administering first aid effectively will continue to be a vital part of any organisation’s health & safety action plan. The HSE has issued guidance for first aiders during COVID-19, designed to allow them to maintain social distancing wherever possible and reduce the risk of cross-contamination.

How do your COVID-19 plans compare with other organisations?

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Are you amongst the many businesses’ that have implemented continuity plans in recent weeks due to the COVID-19 pandemic? We discuss the results of a survey conducted by The Business Continuity Institute (BCI) that gives a useful insight into how organisations are adapting their operations post COVID-19 lockdown.

Supporting and Safeguarding volunteers during COVID-19. Where do I start?

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With so many people keen to support their community during this time, there are a number of considerations and processes that you should consider and have in place to ensure effective management and safeguarding of these volunteers as well as complying with government advice and regulation. Our risk management team have outlined six key areas to consider.