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Important New Law in the UK Relating to Payment of Insurance Claims

At the moment, English law says that insurers and reinsurers are not under a positive duty to pay valid claims within a reasonable time.  If an insurer/reinsurer delays in paying a claim, or fails to pay at all, an insured/reinsured can only claim the sums due under the policy and interest.  An insured/reinsured cannot claim … Continue Reading

Dancing the Witness-Advocate Line

When is a lawyer more than just a lawyer?  It’s a question that insurers are facing with increased frequency as their outside counsel straddle the line between providing legal advice and playing a claims handling role.  The challenge for lawyers is not running afoul of the “witness advocate rule,” which states that (subject to some … Continue Reading
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