Posts Categorized: Business News

Top Culprits of Business Interruption

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Today’s evolving risk landscape contains a wide range of intangible threats—cyber-attacks, broken supply chains and the mental health of your employees, to name a few—that all have the potential to cause noticeable business interruption within your organisation. In fact, recent research found that 20 per cent of organisations feel ill-prepared for unforeseen events in 2019. […]

Protect Your Organisation: Theft Against Businesses Is on the Rise

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Theft is a serious concern for any organisation, regardless of size or industry. What’s more, recent research revealed that theft against businesses is on the rise. In fact, the Crime Survey for England and Wales discovered an 8 per cent increase in theft offences between 2017 and 2018—totalling over 3.5 million reported cases over the […]

It’s Time to Document Your Brexit Plans, or Risk D&O Liability Issues

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Although the impacts of Brexit remain uncertain, it’s crucial for your organisation to prepare for any possible scenario. Especially as a senior-level leader within your workplace, failure to generate and document comprehensive continuity planning could expose you to serious directors’ and officers’ (D&O) liability risk if your organisation suffers a performance problem or interruption following […]

Run Off Cover: Protecting your Golden Years

Posted by & filed under Professional Indemnity Insurance, Risk Management, Run Off Cover.

After successfully running a practice for a number of years, there are a variety of factors to be considered when you start looking at selling your practice, closing your practice, returning to employment with another practice or simply retiring. One of the most important things to bear in mind can be your ongoing liabilities. What […]

WHERE IN THE WORLD | PI Insurance & Legal Jurisdiction

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The cover arranged for members of the Landscape Institute through LI Insurance Services will provide cover for claims brought against you anywhere in the world, other than those arising in relation to projects in the US or Canada which are generally excluded. Insurers may be prepared to extend the cover to include the US and […]

What Lies Beneath – Claims, Liability and Limitation

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When offering Services to Clients, it is important to recognise that you will retain liability for the work you have undertaken long after the Project has been finished. As such, it is important to bear a number of factors in mind when considering how long to keep your files or maintain Professional Indemnity Insurance. Your […]

Health and Well-being for Self-employed and Freelance Workers

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There are nearly 5 million self-employed people within the UK—that’s 15 per cent of the workforce, according to recent figures from the Office for National Statistics. That’s an increase of 47 per cent more self-employed workers since 2001. And while many may imagine self-employment as a liberating experience, the reality isn’t quite that simple. Despite […]

LI Awards 2018: Celebrating the best in Landscape

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McParland Finn Ltd is delighted to be sponsoring the ‘Design for a Medium Scale Development Award’ at the LI Awards 2018. The addition of new award categories, attracting a record-breaking number of entries, will see all landscape disciplines recognised at this year’s prestigious ceremony. The LI’s annual awards recognise the exceptional work of landscape professionals and encourage […]

Government Releases Guidance for Possible ‘No-deal’ Brexit

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As Brexit approaches on 29 March 2019, only seven months remain for the UK government and the EU to sign a withdrawal agreement, ratified by both the UK Parliament and European Parliament. Without a concrete agreement established under Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, Brexit would result in a no-deal scenario, forcing the UK to […]

Upcoming Surprise HSE Construction Site Inspections to Focus on ‘Slow Killers’

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Beginning 1st October 2018, the HSE will be conducting its latest inspection initiative, focused on the construction sector. Employers can expect HSE surprise inspections to place an emphasis on ensuring workers are protected from long-term health complications, such as occupational lung disease, that typically result from asbestos, silica, wood or other dust exposure. These harmful […]