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The view from across the river - WBD Claims: let's talk about claims

12 May 2022
WBD Claims has specialised in handling insurance claims across multiple classes of business for over 45 years. We have genuine sector expertise and many of our fee-earners have spent time on secondment with insurers or broking houses gaining commercial insight into the challenges facing insurers and insureds. The team of carefully selected individuals understand how best to service this specialist area of insurance claims.

"Shape" of success: High Court declares non-infringement in Ed Sheeran copyright dispute

11 Apr 2022
Although music disputes are not uncommon, few reach the court room, so there is some mystery about how judges determine whether a musician has copied another's work. Fortunately, the recent judgment involving Ed Sheeran's "Shape of You" gives some insight on what artists need to prove to succeed, how the parties presented their cases and, ultimately, why Mr Justice Zacaroli found in favour of Mr Sheeran

MMC, ownership and risk

11 Apr 2022
Modern Methods of Construction (also known as MMC) are a potential gamechanger for the construction industry; bringing improved efficiencies to the construction process, addressing skills shortages, creating better quality products and helping to achieve the all-important net zero standard. What constitutes MMC can vary widely but for some MMC - like large modular elements - the traditional construction risk profiles, particularly concerning ownership of materials, need additional thought and care when negotiating contracts.

The view from across the river - WBD Claims: back to the future

31 Mar 2022
WBD Claims is set to reinvigorate the claims handling market with its cutting edge software platform and commercially-minded approach to handling complex claims. In a series of regular insights, the team will share some thoughts around the services WBD Claims can offer, as well as its insight into the insurance market, and the future of financial lines claims and beyond.

Expert panel discussion busts MMC myths

30 Mar 2022
Womble Bond Dickinson (WBD) hosted a lively online panel discussion with experts on MMC (modern methods of construction) earlier this month (2 March), as part of its re:build Britain campaign, following the publication of its special report MMC: a fit for the future.