In 1971, a Ray Tomlinson, computer engineer, sent the very first email. This was a test message to himself, which he sent to a computer that was placed right next to the one he had used to send it.
Until the culture changes at the frontline of the NHS through learning and patient safety recommendations, I find it difficult to see how the concomitant claims handling will change.
Corporate governance is a core responsibility of businesses, particularly those subject to complex law and regulation such as the legal and insurance sectors.
Electronic cigarettes have hit the headlines throughout the world these last few weeks and accusations relating to their potential health hazards are growing. But what will be the legal consequences?
A recent decision in the Court of Appeal concerning ADR is striking for a number of reasons, not least of which is the perceived restriction of the citizen’s right to exercise his or her right to a fair trial.
If some headlines in the legal and insurance press are to be believed, it may seem that disclosure will be digitised, insurers are over-rated, and the role of actuaries could be archived.
For every story that a growing compensation culture is bleeding the NHS dry, there is another suggesting that healthcare professionals have acted with callous indifference to their patients.
What looked like inevitable progress towards the extension of fixed recoverable costs appears to have been halted because of Brexit. So why has the Law Society reissued its policy position on them?
A barrister wrote recently about the growing perception amongst indemnity insurers and professional clients that the under-settlement of injury claims is on the rise. We have seen this trend too.
It’s perhaps not quite as divisive as Brexit, but the arguments surrounding the Civil Liability Act 2018 – addressing the compensation culture versus protecting access to justice – sit deep in the world of PI.