COP26 and insurance – a primer

As nations convene in Glasgow for COP26, we assess the progress of the insurance sector as the market adapts its approach to one of the biggest risks facing us all – climate change. Insurance has for decades been one of the key means for firms to manage and transfer risk. Recent developments in the sector … Read more

Our new legal privilege client tool

Herbert Smith Freehills has developed a new web-based app to help in-house counsel quickly navigate the complexities in determining which documents are likely to be privileged, or not. Read more

InsurTech – Ready to Deliver on its Hype?

With three UK based InsurTech companies earning “unicorn” status in 2021, the UK InsurTech market has the potential to be one of the most dynamic in the world. However, investment and impactful innovations in the insurance sector have so far been primarily focussed on small business and personal lines, as well as improving the efficiency … Read more

The PI insurance crisis in construction: not just a supply chain issue

In March 2021, the Construction Leadership Council published its findings of a recent pan-industry survey of over 1,000 firms, which confirmed a widespread problem experienced by many construction and architecture firms in obtaining professional indemnity insurance (“PII”) cover1. The survey found that companies were being prevented from taking on projects, and even having to change … Read more

Article published – Insurance and insolvency

The pandemic has plunged many previously healthy businesses into or close to insolvency, with serious implications for both the company itself and its commercial counterparties. Fiona Treanor, Antonia Pegden and Alexander Oddy have written an article for In-House Lawyer magazine which outlines some of the key insurance issues which should be considered by in-house lawyers … Read more

Article published – Insurance items on the board’s agenda for 2021

The past 12 months have been unprecedented, with many organisations grappling with the pandemic and its impact to their business.  But it isn’t just Covid-19 that is on the agenda for many boards, there are a number of other emerging risks that should be top of mind, from an insurance perspective, including: the wider implications of … Read more