Will Compensation come to fore

Boris’s message of staying alert instead of staying at home seemed clear to me, but who knows whether this is the end of the beginning or the beginning of the end? What is clear is that the political blame game has well and truly started. We started with virtually all...

Insurers await Covid-19 answers

Weird, strange and bizarre have been common parlance since the lockdown and for me it’s odd to watch so much TV... …My kids call me ‘boring’ when I head for the discovery channels, whereas I think it fairer that I have an inquisitive nature. However, despite an...

Pandemic cover may break insurers

Here goes with what maybe a difficult task: defending the insurance industry. We often come in for a lot of stick and as I have said here on numerous occasions frequently deserve it, but not over Coronavirus. Firstly, there is the success of travel insurance. Policies...

Insurance can only go so far

The raw and often unstoppable power of nature has once again been demonstrated in pictures of the recent Australian wildfires... …but as the fires raged, the main focus seemed to be on arguments about their cause, rather than the cost in terms of human life and...

Is ‘Smarter’ always ‘Better’?

Surely it should be good that we are getting ‘smarter’, but how many highly intelligent people have you met over the years with no common sense? Perhaps that runs true for so called ‘smart’ motorways that have been blamed for causing accidents. Highways England insist...

Storm Damage

I know I’m getting old but hearing kids talk about the ‘backyard’, ‘gas stations’ and other Americanisms is annoying and one reason I haven’t taken to following the Americans in naming storms. …To be named, a storm affecting the British Isles must have the...