News and Insights

RMworks launches new Behavioural Safety Module

We are pleased to announce a recent addition to our RMworks platform, the RoSPA approved Behavioural Safety training module.

Webinar: 6 Key Areas for a business to consider for return to site

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We were delighted to have recently held a webinar in partnership with the Association of Charitable Organisations (ACO) and provide guidance to their members of how they can ensure a safe return to the workplace.

Causation and Employers Liability Claims

Furlough, lockdown and home working have all played a major part in the reduction in the number of claims. In this article we outline likely areas for Employers Liability claims, the effects on existing claims, who is targeting businesses and how COVID-19 could be used to the benefit of the claimant against your business.

IBM Report highlights Global top three causes of Data Breach

The impact of COVID-19 on the data breach landscape has created additional security challenges to organisations worldwide. Managing Director, Greg Street discusses the release of IBM's global report and how you can protect your organisation from a data breach.

Global Insurance Coverage - Do you know what you're buying?

If your organisation operates globally, it is essential that you have a bespoke insurance policy in place to protect your personal and business risks. Development Director, Troy Johnson offers guidance on considerations your organisation should make in regards to its global insurance coverage.

Universities - the Insurance market during COVID-19

In the wake of COVID-19, with more colleagues working from home and an increase in online teaching, the University sector is exposed to a variety of risks, which without the correct insurance protection in place, can have a devastating impact. Our Client Services Executive, Nick Fitzgerald shares his insight on the insurance landscape for Universities in 2020.

5 reasons to get a valuation - the risks of under-insurance

Underinsurance has historically been one of the biggest problems faced by insured's when trying to arrange settlement of a claim to replace property or interruption to their business. Our team lists five reasons to get an accurate valuation, the risk of under-insurance and which areas of your business require a valuation.

A Tricky Time for Trade Credit Insurance Companies

The COVID-19 outbreak has brought a great deal of pressure on the UK credit insurance market. Our strategic partners, Atlas Risk Management Limited discuss the issues surrounding the Trade Credit Insurance market and the Government's Reinsurance scheme.

What steps should my business take to minimise the risk of a COVID-19 related Employment Practices Liability (EPL) claim?

Employers are now facing an increased risk of COVID-19 related Employment Practices Liability (EPL) claims as employees return to the workplace and in some cases, resume normal operations. Our Risk Management team provide guidance on how your organisation can reduce the risk of a EPL claim.

How can my organisation navigate the Claims Liability landscape?

Our Development Director, Troy Johnson, offers guidance on how your organisation can navigate the COVID-19 Claims Liability landscape and how to manage and mitigate the risks associated with your workforce continuing to operate remotely.

How can I protect my organisation from a Vishing attack?

Many organisations continue to operate remotely, which has led to an increase in cyber-related attacks on employees working from home, in particular, vishing. Our Risk Management team have listed their key recommendations on how to protect your organisations and users from vishing attacks.

Unoccupied Buildings Policy Update

During the course of the UK-wide lockdown, many businesses and organisations were forced to close their premises in order to ensure that their workforce complies with government guidance. We have listened to our clients questions and provided answers and guidance in relation to their insurance programme. We would like to share some of those frequently asked questions and hope they provide some clarity on your Unoccupied Buildings policy.

FCA’s Business Interruption test case judgment announced

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

Griffiths & Armour continue support of prestigious Engineering Award

Griffiths & Armour are once again supporting the Engineering profession across Ireland by sponsoring the Best Presentation Award 2020 at Engineers Ireland month of Engineering Excellence due to be held throughout November.

Working with Lay Clients: What could possibly go wrong?

Why do Lay Clients, such as householders, feature almost as heavily in claims against Professionals as D&B contractors? Professional Risks Director, Stephen Hargreaves talks about why and how professionals might re-evaluate their relationship with Lay Clients.