Paragon: Landmark fraud case send shockwaves through the conveyancing world

News Article - 21/02/2017 : Cyber Liability, insurance, lawselect, professional indemnity, risk management, Risk & Compliance

The conveyancing world has been left shaken by a recent High Court decision ordering city firm Mishcon de Reya to pay more than £1 million after its client Dreamvar (UK) was deceived into making a payment for the purchase of a property to a...

Industry case study from Paragon LawSelect: From cover to cyber cover

Case Study - 07/02/2017 : Cyber Liability, cybersecurity, Davies and Partners, insurance, lawselect, professional indemnity, risk management, Risk & Compliance, Practice Management

This article was also featured as an industry case study in the LPM cybersecurity supplement in November 2016. To read the issue in full, ...

Paragon LawSelect discusses emerging professional liability: Ground rent clauses

Resource - 01/02/2017 : Cyber Liability, ground rent, insurance, lawselect, Paragon LawSelect, professional indemnity, risk management, Finance, Risk & Compliance

According to statistical analysis residential conveyancing practices are already at the sharp end of professional liability. These practices generate 26% of insurance claims, 11% more than the second largest area (Commercial, 14%). Exposure...

Brexit: Any relevance to the UK lawyer?

Resource - 01/11/2016 : brexit, Cyber Liability, General, insurance, lawselect, professional indemnity, risk management, Practice Management

This article was also featured as a column in the October 2016 issue of LPM. To read the issue in full, ...

Concerned about cybercrime and the implications for your practice?

Resource - 08/08/2016 : Cyber Liability, insurance, lawselect, professional indemnity, risk management, Risk & Compliance

Cybercrime and data protect has been created to indemnify and assist law firms following a cyber incident.

In the event of a cyber incident or breach, a dedicated breach response team will provide assistance as well as ensure compliance...

Lifting the domestic veil

Resource - 07/03/2016 : divorce, government, insurance, spousal assets, Practice Management

There has been a recent trend of former spousal assets being discovered after a divorce has been finalised resulting in the party receiving the under-settlement re-opening the divorce agreement. Traditionally, Insurers have not seen matrimonial...

New brokers can often be used to drive pricing down – is this market sustainable for brokers and insurers alike?

Resource - 26/01/2016 : brokers, indemnity, insurance, pricing, Practice Management

This blog post by Janine Parker from Paragon International Insurance Brokers was also featured as a column in the ...

BLM selects Intapp to enhance service delivery to insurance customers

News Article - 15/12/2015 : BLM, Guidewire, insurance, intapp flow, risk, Risk & Compliance, Technology

Intapp today announced that BLM, the UK and Ireland’s leading insurance and risk law specialist with over 800 lawyers, has selected Intapp Flow software to enable BLM to receive instructions electronically via Guidewire. Guidewire is a...

New brokers can often be used to drive pricing down – is this market sustainable for brokers and insurers alike?

Blog post - 03/12/2015 : brokers, indemnity, insurance, pricing, Practice Management

This blog post was also featured as a column in the November 2015 issue of Legal Practice Management...

The perils of unrated insurance: our story

Resource - 02/07/2015 : broker, Howden, insurance, Risk & Compliance, Practice Management

The following example highlights the importance of giving very careful consideration to whether or not your business should be insured by an unrated insurer. 

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SRA set to publish names of uninsured firms

News Article - 14/01/2014 : insurance, land registry, pii, professional indemnity insurance, solicitors regulation authority, SRA, Human Resources, Risk & Compliance

The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) should this week publish a list of those law firms which were to have closed on 29 December because they failed to secure professional indemnity insurance, Legal Futures has...

Ince named as UK market leader in Legal Elite 2013

News Article - 18/10/2013 : General, ince & co, insurance, law firm, legal elite survey

Intelligent Insurer has named Ince & Co as an overall UK market leader in its annual legal elite survey 2013 for the insurance market.

The firm was also highly commended as a market leader for UK claims and reinsurance.

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Up to 175 firms at risk of closure after failing to secure indemnity cover

News Article - 09/10/2013 : closure, indemnity, insurance, solicitors regulation authority, SRA, The Lawyer, Finance, Practice Management

A total of 185 firms have applied to the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) for the extended indemnity period (EIP) of insurance having failed to secure professional indemnity insurance (PII) cover by the regulator’s 1 October deadline...

Keystone ends recruitment drive at 132 lawyers

News Article - 19/09/2013 : employment, hr, human resources, insurance, keystone, property, recruitment drive, Human Resources, Practice Management

Keystone Law has closed its 14-month recruitment drive with the addition of a final eight lawyers into its property, employment and insurance teams, bringing the total number to 132.

The eight lawyers include former RadcliffesLeBrasseur...

Winn Group sells 60 per cent stake to outside investors to drive growth

News Article - 05/09/2013 : claims, consolidation, foreign investment, insurance, Parabis, personal injury, winn group, Finance, Practice Management

Personal injury (PI) firm Winn has attracted investment from two high-profile investment companies, with JZ International (JZI) and Souter Investments taking a 60 per cent stake in the outfit.

It is the latest insurance claims firm to take...