Covering the gap? »
On 1 October 2007, new rules came into force under the Companies
Act 2006 governing shareholder derivative actions against
directors. The new changes create an element of uncertainty on
several fronts and this could well increase the likelihood of
The man and the machinery »
Mr Reilly was a fire protection engineer. There was a fire at
premises where he had installed three fire extinguishing systems,
one for each of three printing presses, and one of them failed to
operate. Mr Reilly's tradesmen policy with NIG provided cover for
public liability including product liability, with an exclusion for
"the failure of any fire or intruder alarm, switch, gear, control
panel or machinery to perform its intended function".
The effects of recession on insurance »
With business failures and redundancies fast becoming everyday
news, the frequent boasts by certain politicians about the "end of
boom and bust" seem more fanciful than they did during more
Animal disease insurance in the UK »
Insurance of animal disease in the UK is a specialised market
that has been stable for many years but this could change if the
government makes proposed changes to animal disease compensation
Why do specialist risks need quality underwriting? »
Specialist risks, in my view, defy all attempts by insurers to
pigeonhole and commoditise them. Risk protection must be fine-tuned
to be effective and fully meet clients' needs, and you can never
get too close to the client in order to understand the risk...
Using CCTV to manage risk »
Closed-circuit television (CCTV) has been used effectively to
deter and detect crime in both public and private sector
applications for well over two decades. Its key benefit lies in the
ability to observe and record images from multiple locations
simultaneously without incurring high revenue costs...
Fabric-engineered structures »
The use of fabric-engineered structures is becoming increasingly
common in the UK, particularly for buildings put to recreational
and sporting use. As it allows relatively rapid installation, it
can be used in conjunction with synthetic playing surfaces and is
particularly useful for training grounds as a result...
Corporate manslaughter »
The Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007
received Royal Assent in July 2007 and comes into force on 6 April
2008. The legislation is intended to provide a new approach to
punishment in circumstances where a work-related death has
occurred, whether of an employee or a member of the public.
Regulatory news November 2007 »
Regulatory news bulletin for November 2007.