Gallagher settlement
Broker Arthur J Gallagher agreed to resolve all claims in the US class action, relating to industry-wide contingent commission matters. Gallagher admitted no wrongdoing, but said it chose to conclude its involvement, rather than prolong what could be a costly and burdensome lawsuit.

First published 10 January

Carole Nash panel
Manchester law firm Pannone won a place on Carole Nash's solicitor panel. The work gained by Pannone, thought to be worth £3m per annum, will see the firm act for more than 1,500 motor claims annually.

First published 10 January

India outsourcing threat
Outsourcing providers are facing increased competition from India, declining contract value and added complexity, according to a report from consultant TPI.

First published 11 January

Acturis office roll out
Acturis rolled out the Allianz auto-rated offices and surgeries commercial package on Imarket.

First published 11 January

Ace confirms board
Ace European Group confirmed its senior management restructure, as reported last week in Insurance Times.

First published 11 January

Heritage opens in Malta
The Heritage Group opened an operation in Malta. Heritage Insurance Management will offer insurance services, including underwriting management, technical support and claims management. ledger reconciliation, back office systems, reserving and accountancy.

First published 11 January