Entries by Anna Ainsworth

Christmas Holiday Opening

Whilst many of our competitors close over the Christmas period, experience has shown us that the weather can traditionally result in some severe claims at this time as we will remain open to ensure we are here in case our clients need us. Our office openings hours over the Christmas period are as follows: Monday […]

Sue Garratt

Many of our friends, colleagues and clients will already be aware that we sadly lost Sue Garratt to cancer in September. Sue (then Sue Eastham) first worked at Garratts as her first job upon leaving college before re-joining in 2001 as Company Secretary. Sue continued to work at Garratts looking after the marketing and management […]

Annual Dinner Dance

The annual Insurance Institute of Preston & Blackpool dinner took place at Ribby Hall on 2nd October with Richard Garratt and John Grindley this year’s President and Deputy respectively. Over 200 guests were present for the emotional evening where tributes were paid to our own Sue Garratt who sadly passed away in September at the […]

Insurance Act 2015

The laws under which you arrange commercial insurance are changing, creating new duties for insurers and policyholders to comply with. The legislation is seeking to create a new and fairer balance between policyholder and insurer and to raise professional standards at placement. DID YOU KNOW? 1: Insurers will lose their historic rights to repudiate claims […]

Congratulations to the President!

Following their Annual General Meeting on 23rd April we are delighted to confirm that our two Directors, Richard Garratt and John Grindley, have been elected to the positions of President and Deputy President of the Insurance Institute of Preston & Blackpool respectively. This is a huge honour for them both and demonstrates the respect shown […]

Aviva’s Successful Low Speed Impact Fraud Challenges

LEADERS IN DEFENDING LSI CLAIMS FEBRUARY 2015 Jared Mallinson Partner Horwich Farrelly Solicitors Welcome to the latest edition of For the Record detailing Aviva’s Low Severity Impact Trial outcomes from January, and what a start to the year it was! No less than 55 claimants pressed on to trial and 40 came unstuck! With 37 […]

Allianz Insurance Embrace the Insurance Act 2015 Reforms

This document explains Allianz Commercial’s response to the key elements of the reforms enacted by the Insurance Act 2015, and details how these changes will impact Garratts and our customers. Introduction Since 2006 the Law Commission and Scottish Law Commission have been conducting a joint review to reform insurance contract law for consumer, marine and […]

Cyber Security

Small firms urged to take steps to combat cyber crime From:Department for Business, Innovation & Skills, Department for Culture, Media & Sport and Ed Vaizey MP First published:22 October 2014 Part of:Keeping the UK safe in cyber space, Making it easier to set up and grow a business, Business and enterprise and National security. Many […]

GAP Insurance

The Financial Conduct Authority has released their Consultation paper, Guaranteed Asset Protection Insurance: A Competition Remedy. Part of their proposals are to limit the point-of-sale offer of GAP insurance when product is sold by a dealer or distributor of motor vehicles. The FCA intends for the new rules to come into force in September 2015. […]