News and Insights

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.

Cyber and Crime Insurance: Which policy does my organisation need?

Businesses of all sizes and industry sectors can fall victim to a variety of crime and cyber related risks. Today, the lines between the two insurance policies are indistinct and your business should invest in the appropriate cover that matches the risk. Our team have listed some points to consider to help you determine what constitutes a crime loss versus a cyber loss.

5 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.

Ammonium Nitrate: Risk and Insurance

Recent events in Beirut have highlighted the potential catastrophic effects of an ammonium nitrate explosion. In this article we provide important guidance and recommendations for all organisations handling and storing ammonium nitrate.

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

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?

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

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.

'Brave New World: Navigating Future Challenges' Launched

In the first quarter of 2020, we hosted a series of roundtable events in London, Manchester, Dublin and Glasgow which were attended by a broad range of client representatives from across the construction professions. These findings have been drawn together in our ‘A Brave New World: Navigating Future Challenges’ publication which we have recently distributed to clients in the Construction industry.

Legal Helpline: Direct Access to Legal experts

If the unexpected happens and your organisation has a legal issue, it can be a distressing time. This is why we created our Legal Helpline and partnered with 5 experienced solicitor firms, to ensure our clients have access to tailored advice. Stephen Hargreaves, Professional Risks Director, discusses the benefits of this service.

3 Employment Practices Liability scenarios your business should plan for

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.