ILAA Welcomes new Chairman
| 22 May 2013
After three years as Chief Executive of the Association, Roger Topping has now stood down from this position, although he remains a member of the Management Board. We would thank him for his dedication and leadership during the formation and early years of the Association. Kevin Maule was elected as Chairman at the Association's AGM held in London on 14 May 2013.
2013 AGM and Subscriptions
| 16 Apr 2013
The Annual General Meeting of the Independent Loss Adjusters Association will be held in London on Tuesday 14 May from 12 noon to 4pm. Any members who have not yet received full details and an Agenda, or who wish to submit items for discussion in the Open Forum session, should contact our Secretary as soon as possible. Annual subscriptions are now due and should be paid to our Treasurer before 1 May 2013.
Ban on Referral Fees
| 29 Mar 2013
The Legal Aid Sentencing & Punishment of Offenders Act, 2012 comes into force on 1 April 2013 which bans the payment or receipt of referral fees for Personal Injury claims. Restrictions on the recovery of Success Fees and ATE Insurance Premiums also apply from that date. Also on 1 April, the Financial Conduct Authority replaces the Financial Services Authority.
| 27 Feb 2013
The FSA have recently issued a consultation paper on the guidence to be provided for the new procedure enabling designated consumer bodies to submit super-complaints, and FSA registered individuals to refer complaints about the conduct of insurers, affecting groups of consumers, direct to the FSA Further details are available on the FSA's web site ref. GC13/1
Welcome to 2013
| 30 Dec 2012
2013 is likely to be a year of change for all loss adjusters and claims professionals. In the Spring the Consumer Insurance (Disclosure and Representations) Act, 2012 is likely to come into force changing the way personal claims are handled, and the Financial Conduct Authority is due to take over regulatory roles from the FSA. Later in the year we may find out whether IMD2 will lead to all loss adjusters having to be regulated by the FCA.