?Avoiding lawsuits

Brokers faced a “formidable” task to avoid being hit by

litigation, according to James Dingeman QC. He advised brokers to take practical steps such as taking notes during meetings with clients and writing a contract with clients each time, rather than relying on a standard form of wordings.

Record attendances

This year’s conference was officially the biggest yet, according to figures from Biba. In total, there were 3,284 attendees, beating the previous record of 2,040 attendees. Next year’s

conference will be held in Glasgow.

Tradex HNW launch

Motortrade specialist Tradex launched a high net worth (HNW) motor policy, Homefleet, following a pilot scheme earlier this year.

Workaholic brokers

UK brokers are workaholics, according to a survey from Peninsula. The survey found that 81% of brokers worry about work while on holiday.

Arag distributes via THB

Arag’s legal expenses products will now be distributed to THB Risk Solutions’ network of 1,200 retail broker partners. The deal will focus on Arag’s commercial


Aascent’s office products

Premium finance provider Aascent launched a business purchasing portal allowing brokers to buy business-related products, including stationery and office furniture, at competitive rates.

QBE small business cover

QBE launched a small

business policy, suitable for micro-businesses and one-man consultants. The insurer said it provided all necessary cover in one package, although cover could be bought on a stand-alone basis.