HFW becomes first UK firm to relocate leader to Asia as senior partner moves to Singapore

10-Apr-2014 | By Catrin Griffiths

Holman Fenwick Willan (HFW) senior partner Richard Crump has relocated permanently to Singapore in a move that underlines the firm’s ambitious plans to grow its Asia practice.


Slaughters prepares for FCA battle over insurance probe leaks

4-Apr-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Slaughter and May has been instructed by a group of investors seeking compensation from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), following leaked  inaccurate reports of an investigation into the insurance markets.

Is Berrymans kicking into action at last?

25-Mar-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Last week’s union with Scottish insurance outfit HBM Sayers was Berrymans Lace Mawer’s (BLM) first merger since 1997 (17 March 2014). Is this the start of a new acquisitive era for the firm?


Morgan Cole and Blake Lapthorn to create £72m firm post July merger

20-Mar-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Blake Lapthorn is set to merge with Morgan Cole on 1 July 2014 to create a firm with a combined turnover of £72m.


Six made up at HFW in reduced promotions round

18-Mar-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Holman Fenwick Willan (HFW) has made up six to its partnership in a round of promotions that will be effective from 1 April.


Berrymans enters Scottish market with HBM Sayers merger

17-Mar-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Berrymans Lace Mawer (BLM) and Scotland’s HBM Sayers are to merge on 1 May to form a £100m risk and insurance firm.

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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


Professional indemnity special: Division sign

29-Jul-2013 | By Katy Dowell

The collapse of several insurers won’t worry the smart set, but it is likely to be a problem for smaller law firms

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Insurance Opinion


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.

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Insurance Briefings

New ABI guidance download subscription

Nabarro 17-Apr-2014

The ABI has issued guidance on lock-up agreements, in particular in response to concerns over the extent to which lock-ups are waived during the lock-up periods. 

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