Fatal accident proposals
The Department for Constitutional Affairs has published a consultation paper proposing changes to parts of the civil law on damages. It includes recommendations for changes to the Fatal Accidents Act 1976 to extend the categories of people who would be eligible to claim damages for bereavement.

Climate risk prediction
Climate change will grow in importance for risk managers as the fight against global warming intensifies, according to Marie-Gemma Dequae, president of the Federation of European Risk Management Associations.

Willis in Forbes list
Willis was named in the Forbes magazine list of Global Superstars.

Irish PPI for Assurant
Assurant Solutions is entering the Irish insurance market with a range of payment protection products (PPI), including mortgage payment protection, income protection and loan protection.

Lloyd's e-trading launch
Atos Origin launched an electronic trading platform for brokers and underwriters in the London market.

Novae financial push
Novae recruited an underwriter to focus solely on writing financial institutions business in emerging markets and commercial crime in the UK regional market.

Ecclesiastical restructure
Ecclesiastical is to restructure its senior management. The insurer said new director level appointments will be made for areas of finance, risk, technology, marketing and financial services.

Car dealers giving up
Vehicle dealers are giving up on insurance sales due to government over-regulation, according to a new motor industry survey.