LMUA in ER recovery talks

LMUA in ER recovery talks
The Equipment Register is in talks with Lloyd's Motor Underwriting Association on providing a vehicle recovery service to its 16 members. LMUA secretary Nigel Withyman said a number of its members that includes, Highway, Equity Red Star, Admiral and Wren, are interested in the work of the Equipment Register but have yet to sign an agreement.

Gates joins Workman
Liability specialists and loss adjusters, the Gates Adjusting Partnership, has bolstered its property services operation after teaming up with surveyors Workman & Partners. The company has been contracted to provide a wide range of property services including assistance with structural losses, subsidence claims and liability work. Workman & Partners has an existing link with Gates' sister company, the Quest Gates Partnership.

Burgoynes opens in Wales
Science and engineering consultancy Burgoynes has opened a new office in Cardiff covering Wales and south-west England. Burgoynes provides technical investigation services to the insurance industry and legal profession.

Secure vessels
A new security device has been developed for the marine cargo industry.Sealock has been piloted successfully in the US where it has been used to protect container cargo. The tamper-proof device means that the cargo carrier must accept liability for any loss that occure during the journey. The European distributor of Sealock is London-based Arkal International.

Caravan tag
Information provider Equifax has introduced an electronic tagging system for tracing stolen caravans.
The tag is the first such device that can be fitted by owners and transmits a unique signal that can only be de-coded by the police. Equifax runs the Caravan Registration Identification Scheme.

Audatex nets deal with RSA
Estimating systems company Audatex has clinched the contract to provide motor repairer estimation and management systems to composite insurer Royal & SunAlliance. RSA group motor engineers manager Trevor Davies said working with Audatex would limit disruption for the insurer and enable quick staff training.

Weightmans' lawyer retires
Insurance lawyer Tony Summers, Weightmans' former senior partner, has announced that he is going to retire at the end of this month. During his 30 -year spell at Weightmans, he has been credited with introducing professional management to the company. He will continue to put his legal skills to use by remaining in the role of part-time chairman on the Criminal Injuries Compensation Appeals Panel.

Insurance Times would like to point out that ULR provider Wisecall Claims always charges a premium for its product, not “sometimes” as was incorrectly printed in the recent Private Motor supplement.