Dame Joan Collins thoughts on claims preparers

Dame Joan Collins thoughts on claims preparers

When Steve and I were over in London last, we met with the director Alex Balcombe of Harris Balcombe one of two firms vying for the title of the longest running claims preparation company in the world. They are one of the foundation members of the International Institute of Claims Preparers (“IICP”) and now have the 6th generation of the one family still involved. Alex had […]

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Staying Safe

The LMI Melbourne office was originally built as a small factory and then utilised as a warehouse and later partially converted to offices before it was acquired by LMI as its Melbourne base. Over the years, the building has been slowly refurbished, including the removal of all asbestos and being in the risk and insurance business, we have been careful to always comply with the […]

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Blog Question: Extra Cost of Reinstatement

Hi Allan,  I am after some advice concerning older buildings and (non existent) open air hardstand areas.  Their land size may be big enough to cater for, but because of the buildings age they do not have designated concreted or sealed car parks.  Or their site size may not allow for in the event of a rebuild after a total loss.  Understandably building regulations have now […]

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Having the right values

I was honoured to be invited to a retirement function for Bruce Mather, who I’ve worked with since the start of LMI Group. Bruce has had an impressive career with nearly 50 years within the insurance industry and all but 5 of them as an insurance broker. I was most impressed with his speech in which he always appreciated how much risk his business clients […]

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Need a good MC?

A good MC can make or break a conference or event. Over the past three years I have been very impressed with Nathan Strempel who has been a big help in taking the Territory Insurance Conference to the next level. At this 3 day event he not only MC’s the conference itself but also the opening ceremony, the YIP’s function and the gala dinner. All […]

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Should Australia follow the US with Travel Pre-Approval

I caught my first flight following the upgrade of security after the latest terrorism arrests that took place last week. I was concerned, as when I was called over for explosive testing the official tested two other people I did not know at the same time. Even though I was the first called, he wiped the swab over me last and tested us all with the […]

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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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Latest book – The Great Fire of London – 1666 – The Birth of Modern Fire Insurance.

Following the wonderful reception that my book first photobook, Carter v Boehm celebrating the 250th anniversary of Utmost Good Faith received, I returned with Steve Manning’s assistance to my first love, that is, research and writing on insurance and have recently published a second book in the coffee table format/series. This time celebrating the 350th anniversary of the Great Fire of London and how this in […]

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Risk and the Insurance Business in History – The Conference – Save the Date

Knowing how much the people who attended the Carter v Boehm 250th Anniversary conference on Utmost Good Faith enjoyed and learned from that Conference, I am pleased to bring advance notice of a another great event coming mid 2019. This conference will be exploring over four days the history of risk management and the insurance business since its earliest times. This will be a conference […]

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The importance of damp course

One of the common problems that we see in both domestic and commercial situations is when people, perhaps a neighbour, uses an exterior wall of a building as a retaining wall. This can often lead to water problems on the inside of the room on the other side. This often occurs with brick structures as people think that this can hold back the soil. What many people […]

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