Monthly Archives: August 2018

New Sentencing Guidelines for Gross Negligence Manslaughter

From 1 November 2018, English and Welsh courts will have specific sentencing guidelines for offenders convicted of unlawful act manslaughter, gross negligence manslaughter, manslaughter by reason of loss of control or manslaughter by reason of diminished responsibility. Duncan Sutcliffe, director, Sutcliffe & Co, commented: “As a business owner or director, you are culpable if you […]

When insurance claims go wrong – keys left in vehicle

Claim rejected for keys left in vehicle? Once in a while we come across claims where a vehicle of its contents are stolen and the insurance company reduces, or rejects, payment because keys had been left in the vehicle or an unlocked vehicle had been unattended. Insurance companies will deal with situations such as this […]

When insurance claims go wrong: Intruder alarms

Prevention is better than cure and preventing or limiting burglaries at your business or home with an intruder alarm is far better than having to make an insurance claim. However, claims do occur and on rare occasions the insurance company will dispute payment due to non-compliance with intruder alarm conditions. So what can you do […]