Victims’ needs must come first


Claimant groups will need a lot of convincing about a new proposal for progressing mesothelioma cases

Joe Bryant

Opinion: High price of cheap PI cover


SRA should soften consumer focus and clamp down on the unrated sector to secure PI future

Professional Negligence Special Report: Event horizon


Regulators are looking afresh at the activities of professionals, and litigation is sure to follow. But how will these claims be paid for? asks Peter Smith.

Professional Negligence Special Report: Out for the count


A rise in claims against professionals generally follows a downturn – and accountants are no exception. Matt Andrews and Barnaby Winckler look at what could be in store.

Professional Negligence Special Report: The ex factor


A recent case provides useful guidance on when a law firm can and cannot act for a former client. Richard Harrison reports.

Insurance News

Jonathan Watmough

Jonathan Watmough and the RPC learning curve

26-Jun-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Last night RPC scooped the top gong at The Lawyer Awards, Law Firm of the Year. Here we revisit an interview with managing partner Jonathan Watmough in which he reflects on how the firm has shaken up its client list to generate growth

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Weightmans brings City veteran Mackie on board to build insurance team

16-Jun-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Weightmans has hired Edwards Wildman Palmer partner Francis Mackie in a bid to transform its insurance practice.


Kennedys posts 10 per cent turnover rise to £128.5m

12-Jun-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Kennedys has reported a 10 per cent increase in turnover to £128.5m for 2013/14 from £117m in 2012/13.

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Insurance Analysis

insurance consolidation

The great insurance landgrab

19-May-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

The consumer insurance market has seen a fierce tussle for territory. Have the mega-firms won or has the war just begun?

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Happy ever after? Morgan Cole and Blake Lapthorn get hitched

16-Apr-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Morgan Cole and Blake Lapthorn have finally decided that three’s a crowd and, after months of flirting with Boyes Turner, gone ahead with a traditional two-way merger.


Professional indemnity insurance: Toughing it out


As the renewal season for professional indemnity insurance approaches, insurers see the market hardening

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