Julie Norris, partner in our regulatory team, is quoted in Law Society Gazette about professional indemnity insurance during the UK lockdown. She comments on the large payouts insurers have given in the legal sector in recent years and the risks to information security that homeworking poses.
This, coupled with an increase in smaller claims for common negligence, cybercrime and so on, has meant that the premium pot has taken a huge hit."
The way law firms are working during the lockdown gives rise to risks. Homeworking tends to make information security more problematic, and there is more exposure to cybercrime. All this may have affected firms that have just renewed and will certainly be likely to impact on firms renewing in October."
Managing your Migrant workforce in the COVID-19 crisis
On Friday 3 April, immigration partner and head of department, Nick Rollason, hosted a webinar looking at urgent issues employers are facing during the COVID-19 crisis and answered some of the key questions being raised.
Calls for a public inquiry are continuing to mount and are likely to prove difficult to resist. In this blog, Sophie Kemp considers the framework for such inquiries, and the key issues likely to form the core of its terms of reference.