Looking for experienced policy drafters

Every part of LMI is growing and we are always on the look out for good people with technical skills in claims, underwriting and risk management. One part of the organisation that continues to grow is our policy drafting area.  We have approached on a great many projects already this year. The experts we are after include those with the skill and experience to draft […]

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US Patents and Trademark Office grant LMI a Trade Mark

This year is rushing along and we at LMI are certainly not standing still. On top of launching LMI BASIC in the UK last month we are working to launch a new app later this week, an updated version of three of our major products in Australia, New Zealand and the UK AND launch US versions of  LMI BIcalculator.com and LMI RiskCoach next month. As the US do things slightly […]

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A year of milestone anniversaries for key events influencing the insurance industry

This September marks the 350th anniversary of the Great Fire of London which led to both modern property insurance and fire brigades as we know them. I intend on writing an extended piece for this blog and am currently working on a coffee table book with my son, which will come out closer to the September anniversary. Just as important, in my opinion, is the […]

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What constitutes professional advice and or professional service?

Lior Maisner of LMI Legal kindly provided me with this synopsis of a recent court case addressing this topic. Lior writes: Liability policies, other than professional indemnity policies, frequently contain exclusions for liability arising from “professional advice or service”. The reasoning is that liability for professional services is, more usually, expressly insured under a professional indemnity policy. Over the years, conflicting decisions have been handed […]

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LMI is Going Greener

This week saw the installation of solar electricity panels on our Melbourne office. This is expected to more than halve our electricity usage in our biggest office. We would have had more, but our neighbour’s building shades parts of our roof for too much of the day.  Urr! Once we test the claims and evaluate the result of our investment, our plan is to roll […]

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LMI Legal opens Melbourne Office

I am pleased to announce that following the ongoing success of LMI Legal, the practice opens an office in Melbourne as of today. With offices now in Sydney and Melbourne, the specialist insurance law practice will continue to service all states and territories in Australia. The Melbourne practice will be headed by Lior Maisner under Practice Leader Peter O’Brien. Lior has many years experience in the […]

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I Didn’t set the fire – Arson and the Onus of Proof

Introduction: A recent court decision in New South Wales looked at the issue of whose duty it is to prove whether the Insured was or was not involved in setting a fire, which was clearly deliberately lit.  My colleague, Mr Peter O’Brien, Director of LMI Legal, looks at this for us below, on a subject that I for one thought was considered as settled law for as long as […]

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New eBook Highlights the Risks Involved in Signing Contracts

I have just released a new book, my first as an eBook, titled Mannings Guide to Contract Reviews with the tag line: the slim little book that could save your business (and perhaps your home!) The reason for the book is the increasing number of small and medium business owners that sign contracts not realising the huge contingent liabilities that they are taking on. More […]

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InsuranceByte – Meet the Directors of LMI Legal

In this week’s InsuranceByte, I have the privilege of introducing you to my fellow Directors at LMI Legal, Peter O’Brien and Lauren Wakeling and having them explain the type of work the firm will be concentrating on. To view the podcast please click on the following link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xATZ3BOKm3o&feature=youtu.be To learn more about LMI Legal please visit www.LMILegal.com.

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Introducing LMI Legal

As the LMI Group continues to deliver solutions to our clients, it became increasingly apparent that we needed to have our own legal practice to support the work we already do in areas such as contract reviews, policy drafting & interpretation and claims preparation. We also felt we ought to extend this specialist legal service to insurance brokers, general insurers and to others in the insurance and wider communities. Accordingly, it […]

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