LMI Group – 20 years later

LMI Group – 20 years later

Little did I know when I started the LMI Group at the kitchen table in my home on the 25th February 1999 that it would have developed into the diversified group in every sense of the word that it is today. While the geographical spread and range of services has grown exponentially during these 20 years, and the words have been moved around, the core […]

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Welcome news for small business

Welcome news for small business

One of the real worries for small business is affordable access to the Australian legal system. Our current system is too slow and is far too expensive. A big risk is if you lose then the loser is up for the other sides fees and I have seen cases where the large corporation has used the old delay, deny, defend approach for years and then […]

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LMI’s 20 years of service – what has it meant to you?

LMI’s 20 years of service – what has it meant to you?

This coming Monday, we celebrate 20 years of service to the insurance and wider communities. I would ask that if you have or are using one of our services, have benefited from one of our innovations that you share you your thoughts, experience etc as to what this has meant for you. While I will share any good news with the team as we gather […]

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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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