Back at the desk

Back at the desk

I have been a bit quiet on the posting front over the past month as I have been travelling in North America for both business and having a much needed break. During the trip Steve Manning and I had several meetings with potential clients for our on line products, met with old colleagues who are interested in representing LMI in North America and attending a […]

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ANNOUNCING – Lessons Learned: Chicago

ANNOUNCING – Lessons Learned: Chicago

Today, I consider to be a great day, for it is when I completed the final proof read of my latest book. This one is different as for the first time I co-authored with my daughter, Susan. The book looks at 6 major events over Chicago’s history. These are: The Great Chicago Fire The Haymarket Riots The Iroquois Theatre Fire SS Eastland Tylenol Murders The […]

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Can interest on a loan be claimed under a business interruption policy?

Can interest on a loan be claimed under a business interruption policy?

One issue keeps coming up more regularly internally here at LMI than any other and that is loss adjusters refusing outright to consider additional interest being claimed as an Increase or Additional Increase in Cost of Working. I cannot understand why this is an issue as I know of hundreds if not thousands of cases where it has been paid. Yet what is happening is […]

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The LMI Library continues to grow – Thank you Rodericks

The LMI Library continues to grow – Thank you Rodericks

A special THANK YOU today to Roderick’s Insurance brokers including Keith Roderick and Sean Dalton for your kind donation to the ever-growing LMI Library. What you see above is just a selection of the books we have available for anyone to come and read, in our Melbourne office. While Insurance is the focus we are lucky enough to have books on many things, from law, […]

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Blog question – Possible time gap in coverage when changing insurers

Blog question – Possible time gap in coverage when changing insurers

One of the questions I received yesterday read: “I seem to recall a case where a customer switched insurers, neither insurer’s policy specified a start or expiry time, only a date.  A incident causing rise to a claim occurred on that specific date and both Insurer’s were passing responsibility to the other. What I can’t recall is the outcome, which insurer was ultimately responsible and […]

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Books glorious books – LMI Library continues to grow

Books glorious books – LMI Library continues to grow

The LMI Library continues to grow through 3 methods. Purchases we make when we see a newly published book on an insurance or risk management topic; Books that I or the team at LMI publish; and The very generous donations by those in the insurance industry who are looking for a good home for their own collection/library. Over the past week we received two wonderful […]

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Lord Atkin Exhibition – Supreme Court of Queensland

Lord Atkin Exhibition – Supreme Court of Queensland

Lord Atkin, the Chief Justice of the House of Lords is famed for his decision in Donoghue v Stevenson [1932] UKHL 100, regarded by many as the most important case in the 800 years of the common law. Not many people are aware, including Steve Manning and I until we started our research for our book on the case and its impact on society and general […]

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Blog question – ISR Mark IV or Mark V, which is better?

Blog question – ISR Mark IV or Mark V, which is better?

I received this question which is not that easy to answer. On more than one occasion I have come up against a competing broker who states to clients that Mark V is better than the Mark IV therefore even if the Mark IV terms are more competitive the client has been so bamboozled they believe it. What is your view, is the Mark V better […]

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RIMS 2018

Four of us from LMI Group have traveled to San Antonio in the US for the 68th annual RIMS (Risk Management Society) Conference. Several of us have been going for a number of years to stay up to date with our learnings and to gather ideas on ways we can provide a better service to our customers. While I have been privileged to present at […]

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When will we learn?

I watched in disbelief the television news of a fire in Russia where 64 people were killed. It is reported that some doors were locked or barred. Over the past few years, I have been researching fires in New York (The Green Triangle Shirt Factory, 1911), Chicago (the Iroquois Theater, 1903) and Singapore (Robinson Department Store, 1972) where similar circumstances led to legislation making it […]

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