Kennedys launches fourth edition of claims handling guide

The fourth edition of our comprehensive guide to claims handling, which helps empower insurers, third party administrators, corporates and their claims teams to become less reliant on their lawyers has been published.

Claims Handling Law and Practice: A Practitioner’s Guide, is a simple and user-friendly tool for claims handlers, offering advice on tactics and best practice.

Authored by over 80 of Kennedys’ leading lawyers, the guide provides readers with practical hints and tips for all key areas of claims handling. Anchored by the firm’s key principle of helping clients to use lawyers less, it is applicable for everyday use, as well as being a reference guide for problem solving and business strategy.

This significantly expanded edition introduces chapters on new and emerging key issues, including cyber, intelligence/desktop investigations and international arbitration

The two-volume guide now extends to 47 chapters covering all areas of general liability including motor, employers’ and public liability, occupiers’ liability and quantum, as well as other areas such as clinical negligence, health and safety, occupational disease and housing disrepair claims.

Helping our clients to seek ways to test or challenge the status quo remains paramount.

Richard West, Partner and founding author

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Kennedys partner and founding author Richard West said: "Previous editions of the book have gained a deservedly excellent reputation and are now used extensively throughout the insurance and claims industries. In this edition, we have held true to our determined desire to help every new claims-handler as much we help more experienced practitioners. This edition therefore continues to be both a training aid and a ready-reference guide."

He added: "Our continued aim is to empower all readers to only use a lawyer when they really need one. Therefore, a common thread to all chapters is our desire to help claims practitioners to continue to evolve in approach and thinking when handling claims."

In conjunction with the launch of our guide and International Book Giving Day 2021 on 14 February, we are making a donation to the National Literary Trust to help give disadvantaged children literacy skills.

Claims handling guide

Claims Handling Law and Practice: A Practitioner's Guide

The fourth edition of our most popular guide for claims handlers helps empower insurers, third party administrators, corporates and their claims teams to become less reliant on their lawyers.

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