Muireann Bolger

  • Claims

    Claims Clinic: Into the fast lane

    2009-11-11T00:00:00

    With the forthcoming Ministry of Justice reforms expected to narrow the window for deciding liability to just 15 days, the latest claims clinic asks if this will provide a valuable opportunity to step the process up a gear

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    Markets & Risks

    Market: Law firms' professional indemnity

    2009-09-09T00:00:00

    As the season for solicitors' professional indemnity (PI) renewals enters full swing, insurers are continuing to lessen their exposure to this market

  • Claims

    Fraud on the rise?

    2009-09-09T00:00:00

    It’s easy to blame the recession for last year’s 30% rise in the detection of fraudulent claims. But is it simply down to insurers being more vigilant? Muireann Bolger asks these industry experts to find out their verdict

  • In Business

    Move outside your comfort zone

    2009-09-09T00:00:00

    The key to standing out in a crowded market is differentiation. Muireann Bolger looks at the ways that brokers can take a fresh approach to promoting themselves

  • Latest News

    Criminals switch focus from motor to liability scams

    2009-09-02T00:00:00

    Gang members take on contracts to stage accidents in their workplaces, says Allianz

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    Latest News

    Smaller law firms set to struggle with soaring PI rates

    2009-08-26T00:00:00

    As insurers pull out of the market, up to 500 solicitors’ firms may be forced into the assigned risk pool

  • Claims

    Great escape

    2009-08-26T00:00:00

    Escape-of-water claims have been steadily increasing in complexity and volume, with the costs for insurers doubling in the last two years. Muireann Bolger outlines ten ways to plug the holes in your strategy to tackling this growing problem

  • Claims

    We’re the good guys

    2009-08-19T00:00:00

    The relationship between insurers and credit hire operators has always been fiery. The operators’ association is determined to sort things out – before the government gets involved

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    Latest News

    Chairman to sort out rows over credit hire claims

    2009-08-12T00:00:00

    Industry-led initiative better than government intervention, says NACHO deputy chairman

  • Markets & Risks

    Market: High net worth

    2009-08-05T00:00:00

    Despite a tough economy, the high net worth sector is resilient and primed for future prosperity. A large proportion may be under-insured, however, which is providing plenty of scope for savvy insurers to promote their specialised policies

  • People & Opinion

    Dr Christine Tomkins

    2009-08-05T00:00:00

    The Medical Defence Union’s first female chief executive brings a woman’s touch to the role. She’s fearless, ambitious and campaigns tirelessly on behalf of MDU members

  • Latest News

    MDU boss calls for mandatory PI cover

    2009-08-05T00:00:00

    DoH expected to report back in the new year

  • Markets & Risks

    Market: Disaster recovery

    2009-07-29T00:00:00

    Cutbacks by insurers may prove a false economy, warn disaster recovery contractors

  • Claims

    Rush money

    2009-07-29T00:00:00

    Champagne corks flew when Airmic’s speed of settlement agreement was announced. But is it a groundbreaking initiative or just a sop to boost insurers’ public image?

  • In Business

    Show your competence through qualifications

    2009-07-22T00:00:00

    The need to have a recognised professional qualification has never been greater, says Muireann Bolger and it will stand you in good stead if you are made redundant

  • Claims

    It’s mine, all mine…

    2009-07-22T00:00:00

    Some insurers have responded to the current economic climate by cutting expert staff and making lower cash settlements. Muireann Bolger finds insiders divided on whether policyholders and the industry’s reputation are suffering.

  • Latest News

    Women hold one in eight board seats in top 50 firms

    2009-07-15T00:00:00

    One in three companies had exclusively male boards

  • News Analysis

    It’s (still) a man’s world

    2009-07-15T00:00:00

    Or is it? It depends who you talk to. Some high-profile women say the barriers are down: it’s what you know that counts. Others tell Muireann Bolger that little has changed; most women still face a battle to get to the top

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    Claims

    Clarity comes out of tragedy

    2009-07-01T00:00:00

    The House of Lords’ decision last month not to allow a victim of the Ladbroke Grove rail crash to sue for damages following his fatal stabbing of another man closes the loophole on a potential avalanche of claims from others who have committed serious criminal acts. Muireann Bolger reports

  • Claims

    Put the brakes on fraud

    2009-06-24T00:00:00

    It costs insurers £300m a year as well as policyholders an extra 5% on every premium. Muireann Bolger visits Bradford – the UK hotspot for crash for cash scams

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