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Fire stricken ship demonstrates the practical value of Marine Insurance


News that General Average has been declared on the container ship APL Vancouver which caught fire on 31st January, with approximately 4,500 containers on board, is a timely reminder to discuss the implications of this age old principle of maritime law.  

Brexit contingency planning may increase risk exposure

Critical information, analytics and solution providers, IHS Markit has reported that UK manufacturers are stockpiling raw materials ahead of the UK's scheduled departure from the EU. 

Mind Your T's & C's!


Risk transfer, by way of an insurance policy, offers valuable protection to businesses, and forms a crucial part of corporate risk management. However, one important aspect of risk reduction that is often given a low priority by companies is the use of standard terms and conditions (T’s & C’s).

The government is proposing stronger food labelling laws following the tragic death of 15-year-old Natasha Ednan-Laperouse, due to an allergic reaction to a baguette bought from Pret a Manger in 2016.
Environment Secretary Michael Gove says he has instructed civil servants to investigate a law change and the proposals could see a requirement to provide a full list of ingredients on all packaged food such as sandwiches and salads.

Non-malware fileless attacks that do not require hackers to directly breach systems are ten times more likely to succeed than file-based attacks. They use legitimate applications, or even the operating system, and as they do not install new software on a user’s computer, antivirus tools are more likely to miss them.

Whilst many domestic insurance buyers are happy to purchase their home and motor insurance via a comparison site, there is no doubting that high net worth insurance buyers can benefit from using the services of an Insurance Broker that specialises in this area.

Office Christmas Parties?  Bah Humbug!

Legal firm, DAS Law , has issued a timely festive blog. The aim is to remind employers and employees alike that whilst the office Christmas party is an opportunity for work colleagues to relax and have a few drinks, it can also be a minefield.

Why it is important to review your liability indemnity limits

The increasing litigious society we live in coupled with legislative changes has meant we are seeing claims that can potentially exceed £20,000,000.

As a result we are now recommending that you carry a minimum limit of indemnity of £30,000,000 in respect of Employers, Public and Products liability.

Franklands Retains Trophy

Recently at the Derby Arena, Franklands Insurance & Risk Management again participated in an annual five-a-side charity football tournament, hosted by chartered architects, Morrison Design.

Credit Insurance policies ease the effect of the Carillion collapse

The domino effect of Carillion’s demise may affect tens of thousands of smaller companies, many of which will have been working for one of their sub-contractors

Storm Warning

The Met Office has warned of "potential danger to life" as the remnants of Hurricane Ophelia head for the British Isles with 80mph (130km/h) winds

Another Sporting Victory for 2017

Congratulations to Director Neil Chatburn for winning NG Chartered Surveyors Golf Day

Managing Director meets the inspiring John McAvoy

This morning, Managing Director David Harrison met John McAvoy, nephew to a criminal Kingpin in the London Underworld, who’s career ambition was to better the wealth and notoriety of his mentor.

Franklands Storm to Cup Victory

On Friday evening at the Powerleague Soccerdome in Derby, Franklands participated in a five-a-side charity football Tournament, hosted by chartered architects, Morrison Design.

WT Parker Charity Ball

A massive thank you to WT Parker Ltd for arranging an excellent Charity Ball at Pride Park in favour of St Giles Hospice.

 

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