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Insurers remain reluctant to pay business...

Posted in Dispute Resolution on 3rd Mar 2021
On 28 February 2021 the Sunday Times reported that FTSE 250 insurer Hiscox offered a struggling East London café owner £13.00 in settlement of its business interruption claim. The London café claimed for more than 3 months’ loss, comprising of £1,600 a month in rent and £2,500 a month in stock, after it faced closure due to the Government’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic. The café had said it had been “battling bankruptcy” due to closure, like many other businesses in the UK today. It was reported by sources close to the FTSE insurer that only...

Accidents, brain injuries and seizures

Posted in Personal Injury on 10th Feb 2021
What are the challenges to a brain injury case? Brain injury cases can be some of the most difficult to run as a personal injury lawyer, not least because medical science is not clear on diagnoses and causation arguments can run into complex hurdles. The classification of different types of brain injuries, especially in terms of severity and how this can interplay with conducting a brain injury case has been set out elsewhere. It is well known that any brain injury in the moderate to severe category, under the Mayo classification and with Glasgow...

The importance of cameras in road accidents...

Posted in Personal Injury on 9th Feb 2021
Why are cameras useful? We live in a world now full of CCTV, videos and cameras. Our every move it seems is being monitored almost incessantly by surveillance. Apparently, the UK is one of the most CCTV monitored western countries with more speed cameras for example per square mile than anywhere else in Europe. Depending on your point of view this may be a good or bad thing. For lawyers looking to recover damages on behalf of injured cyclists especially, it may not be such a bad thing. The more evidence there is to point to speedy and negligent...

Business Interruption Claims FAQs

Posted in General News on 2nd Feb 2021
What is Business Interruption Insurance? Many businesses do not take out Business Interruption Insurance as they mistakenly believe that losses can be adequately covered by other insurances such as buildings and contents policies. Whilst these policies can assist in remedying any damage caused by, for instance, a fire or a flood, they do not deal with consequential losses that flow from such events. Unfortunately, this is being highlighted now more than ever. With this unforeseen external event causing consequential losses to the vast majority of...
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