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Christmas & New Year Opening Hours

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A Merry Christmas & Happy New Year from everyone here at CIEEM Insurance Services! Our usual office opening hours are 9 am – 5 pm Monday – Friday, however, for the Christmas and New Year period this will change as below: 24 December 2018 – Closed 25 December 2018 – Closed 26 December 2018 – […]

Grenfell Tower Highlights Need for Fire Risk Assessments

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On 14th June, the London Fire Brigade were called to put out a fire that had started in one of Grenfell Tower’s 127 flats. The fire then spread to the cladding panels on the building’s exterior. Despite the firefighters’ best efforts, 79 residents died in the fire. The tragic loss of life has far-reaching impacts […]

New legislative changes affecting UK businesses

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Beginning on 6th April, UK businesses will have several new pieces of legislation that they will have to comply with unless they wish to incur fines and penalties. To ensure that your business is aptly prepared, here are the five most significant pieces of legislation coming into force: Gender pay gap: Qualifying companies (250 or […]

Managing Professional Risks 2012 – Fraud, Dishonesty and Corporate Crime

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A summary of the presentations featured in ‘Fraud, Dishonesty and Corporate Crime’, the second seminar of MFL Professional’s Managing Professional Risks series. Fraud, dishonesty and corporate crime can be an unfortunate reality for senior professionals. Prevention measures, trusting – or suspecting, as the case maybe – others and detection are just some of the essential […]

The Small Print

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Colin Bradley, Claims director of CIEEM Insurance Services, examines the importance of ensuring that you, as the ‘Insured’, comply with your PII claims conditions. Ultimately, the true test of any policy and insurer is when a claim actually arises. You as the insured also have an important role to play. It is vital that you […]

Limiting Liability Effectively

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Iain Fraser, consultant at law firm Berryman Lace Mawer’s professional indemnity team in Manchester, details the pitfalls to avoid when dealing with professional liability claims. Although sometimes confused, exclusion and limitation of liability are quite different things. In broad terms it is possible for a professional to place a contractual limitation (or cap) on their […]

The Bribery Act 2010: The Insurance Implications

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The Bribery Act 2010 finally came into force on 1st July 2011 and imposes significant potential liabilities on businesses and those who run them. Businesses need to ensure that they are adequately protected by their Directors’ and Officers’ Liability policies as a result. The Act will have ramifications for many businesses with those that trade […]

Expert Witness Immunity Abolished

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The Supreme Court has delivered a landmark decision in the case of Jones v Kaney, effectively abolishing the immunity previously afforded to expert witnesses from claims for negligence arising out of evidence prepared for the purposes of, and in connection with, legal proceedings. The background in a road traffic accident in March 2001, suffering significant […]

A Guide To The Buying & Selling Of Professional Practices

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The purchase or sale of a professional practice is a major financial and commercial transaction for all concerned. Considerable time and effort will be spent on “due diligence”, particularly by the potential purchaser and its advisers, in order to ensure that both parties understand as much as possible about the financial, commercial and personal consequences […]