Working both in the UK and internationally we are one of the largest specialist insurance teams in the UK and regarded as a national heavyweight. As we extend our reach internationally our global footprint continues to increase, cementing DWF as a truly global business partner for our clients.
The insurance sector continues to change at a fast pace and this brings with it challenges and also opportunities for businesses within this market. Insurance companies look to consolidate and increase revenue by acquisition and merger and this, coupled with legal and regulation changes, provides a challenging environment for the sector.
Technology is an essential factor in dealing with routine business efficiently and provides both opportunities and challenges. The introduction of technological developments in claims handling, along with AI, developments in Insurtech and data gathering techniques such as telematics, is changing the face of claims and the insurance sector as a whole. With the introduction of tech driven products such as drones and autonomous vehicles, the level of risk is changing and new risks are becoming apparent. With the introduction of technological advances such as Blockchain and claims management applications, insurance businesses need to ensure they are innovative and agile in order to keep up with the change.
With offices in a number of locations, across different countries, our international capability covers the many key insurance markets our clients operate in. As well as the UK and ROI we cover multi-jurisdictions across many countries including Europe, UAE, Australia, Canada and USA.
As a top four law firm within the insurance market, we are committed to our clients' business in an extremely competitive market; we understand how the changes in this sector affect each and every business and the challenges they face on a daily basis. Our client focused team works with insurers, brokers, MGAs TPAs, self-insured organisations and service providers to deliver an innovative full service solution. By building strong relationships with our clients, we develop at a strategic understanding of their business objectives and help to achieve these.
By combining technical excellence with a deep understanding of sector challenges and opportunities, we deliver measurable value to our clients. We are not just a legal supplier; we are a strategic business partner.
Every month, the DWF Insurance Brief gives you the latest comment and analysis on key case law, procedural and legislative change, claims strategy and market news.
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International legal business DWF has won the Innovation in Practice Award at the Scott & Legal Awards 2018, for the second year running.
On 6 March 2018, the Court of Justice of the European Union ("CJEU") rendered an important judgement in case C-284/16, Slovak Republic v. Achmea. The CJEU declared invalid the investor-State dispute settlement ("ISDS") arbitration clause in the bilateral investment treaty between the Netherlands and Slovakia ("intra-EU BIT").
A forum to highlight the importance of the upcoming CMC regulations in Scotland has been hosted by international legal business DWF alongside key industry insurers, the ABI and the MoJ.
Insurer LV= and International law firm DWF have successfully fought a motor fraud case, leading to the conviction of nine people for an organised ‘crash for cash’ scheme.
The FCA has published its terms of reference (ToR) for a market study into the wholesale insurance broker market to assess how effectively competition is working in the wholesale insurance broker sector, as well as how brokers influence competition in the underwriting sector. This article was written for Thomson Reuters Accelus Regulatory Intelligence.