Big bad Woolf made easy

Big bad Woolf made easy
The Chartered Insurance Institute is offering a new course on the practical effects of the Woolf reforms for claims handlers. The course will benefit managers who would like to know more about the implications of the Woolf legal changes for claims handling. The course will begin in London on April 10, at a cost of £365 for members and £395 for non-members.

NU salvages contract
Norwich Union has renewed its contract with salvage vehicle disposer and processor, Universal Salvage, for three years. The contract, which currently covers 30% of Universal's salvage business, is expected to yield over 40,000 vehicles. Simon Machell, claims director for NU's general insurance division, feels the contract will provide the insurer with a high-quality and efficient service on a national basis. NU also believes Universal Salvage's extranet site will improve its administrative processes, increase efficiency and cut costs.

Safety first
Chubb Security Installation has launched a new range of products passed by the Loss Prevention Certification Board for commercial, industrial, retail and residential use. The new Visorguard retractable gates and Eclipse security shutters have been introduced to meet the increasing demand for independently-tested security products. Both meet the LCPB's specification LPS1175 and have a security rating of 1. Stefan Kobewka, Chubb's sales and marketing manager, said: "With these new LPCB-certified products we can meet the rising insurance-led demand for security-rated products."

Crash boy wins millions
A boy of ten who was left paralysed after being struck by a car six years ago has been awarded £5.1m by a High Court judge in Birmingham. The money will be invested in a trust fund that will enable the boy's parents to care for him at home.