Insights for Business

MIPM 2020, Cannes.

Griffiths & Armour will once again be sending a team to MIPIM in Cannes, France from the 10th - 13th March 2020. If you are attending this year's event we would welcome the opportunity to meet with you, please get in touch with our team and we will be delighted to schedule a meeting time that suits you.

Winter is coming…Get prepared!

Winter weather in the UK is notoriously unpredictable and as most of us know, can lead to serious and sometimes devastating consequences from snow, ice and low temperatures, all of which can have serious impacts on your business, organisation and workforce.

Workplace Wellbeing

Statistics show that one in four adults will experience a mental health issue at some point in their lifetime and it is estimated that 15.4 million working days are lost every year due to stress, anxiety and depression.

Ransomware attacks

Ransomware attacks appear to be on the increase again, potentially being fueled by some organisations being prepared to pay the demands of criminals. Here are 5 top tips for helping your organisation falling into the ransomware trap.

Crisis Communications

With the UK General Election now over, the past few weeks of campaigning has certainly witnessed some ‘interesting’ ways political parties have chosen to deal with their communications in front of the media during a crisis. If your organisation finds itself at the center of a controversial or damaging event, how you choose to manage your communications during that crisis can have a huge impact on the eventual outcome.

Cyber Risks

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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.

Professional Indemnity Insurance: The supermarket revisited

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It has been more than 10-years since Griffiths & Armour published ‘Professional Indemnity insurance: the not so super market’, a paper written as the financial crash of 2008 took hold and the talk in the insurance industry was of insurer withdrawal, a hardening market, increased cost, restricted class wordings and generally challenging times.

Stand-alone certificates and actions in negligent misstatement

Engineers are commonly asked to sign certificates containing broadly worded statements on conformity of the works with drawings, compliance with relevant regulations or general quality of build. These certificates are usually provided for the benefit of third parties, i.e. for someone other than the engineer’s client.

NSPCC Peak District Challenge

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Griffiths & Armour trek for 12 hours over 54km to raise nearly £4000 for NSPCC in Peak District walk.

Our London team is moving…

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Griffiths & Armour are delighted to announce the relocation of our London teams to a new office in the City to cater for the company’s growth and continued focus on client service excellence.
Data Breach

Data Breach Fines for BA and Marriott

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Businesses have been given a stark reminder about how seriously they need to take any data breach which exposes sensitive customer data following two record breaking fines totally nearly £300m for British Airways and Marriott.

New Risk Management Platform Launched

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Griffiths & Armour are delighted to announce the launch of RMworks, our brand new innovative online risk management portal.

Personal Injury Discount Rate change

The Lord Chancellor recently announced the conclusion of the Personal Injury Discount Rate (PIDR) review under the Civil Liability Act 2018. From 5 August 2019, the discount rate will increase from -0.75% to -0.25%.