FOIL is THE representative voice of the defendant insurance lawyer community which advances a reforming agenda for a more transparent and proportionate claims environment benefiting claimants and insurers alike.
FOIL’s members are involved in all areas of insurance and comprise lawyers acting predominantly or exclusively for insurance clients (except legal expenses insurers) either practising with law firms, or as barristers or as in-house lawyers for insurers or self-insurers.
In 2017 FOIL celebrated its 25th Anniversary. The organisation is led by practising lawyers, with a revolving one-year presidency. It has a permanent Chief Executive, drawn from a non-legal insurance industry background, who leads a small expert management team responsible for driving forward long-term strategy, maintaining the timely flow of essential information to members and handling all administration. To find out more, please visit: https://www.foil.org.uk
Produced by FOIL, this newsletter covers the latest developments relevant to the insurance lawyer community. Topics covered: news from the sector focus teams; Draft Fatal Accidents Act 1976 (Remedial Order) 2020; Law Commission consultation on automated vehicles; AXA Insurance UK Ltd v EUI Ltd.
Produced by FOIL, this newsletter covers the latest developments relevant to the insurance lawyer community. Topics covered: news from FOIL Sector Focus Teams; serious injury guide steering group; whiplash reforms update; higher value cases being wrongly started in the RTA portal.
FOIL's Digest provides an overview of the latest legal issues impacting the insurance industry. Topics covered include: digital fraud & scams during the Covid-19 pandemic; credit hire SFT; regulatory law SFT; serious injury guide steering group; coronavirus consultation update.
In light of Covid-19, this FOIL Update provides: further guidance from the courts on video conferencing; Court of Appeal guidance; information for the Interim Applications Court.
The Department for Transport has published its anticipated ‘Future for Transport Regulatory Review - Call for Evidence’. The aim is to “start a national conversation about how government and other regulators respond to a new wave of change in transport”. Download this FOIL Update to find out more.
APIL and FOIL have set up a working party to discuss various aspects of our members’ work, which have been affected during the coronavirus outbreak. We have agreed a set of best practices that we recommend members consider and adopt where possible. Download this short guide to find out more.
In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, FOIL joined together with APIL, MASS and SCIL to call upon the Lord Chief Justice to put in place specific measures to allow more flexibility in the court process. Download this two page update to find out more.
FOIL's Digest provides an overview of the latest legal issues impacting the insurance industry. Topics covered: whiplash reforms update; proposal for a draft Fatal Accidents Act 1976 (FAA) (Remedial) Order 2019; the Civil Justice Council and vulnerable witnesses; rehabilitation SFT Roundtable.
Produced by FOIL, this newsletter covers the latest developments relevant to the insurance lawyer community. Topics covered: intelligence and the claims handler; Part 20 Court Fees; Northern Ireland update; case law developments; the continuing importance of risk assessments.
FOIL's Digest provides an overview of the latest legal issues impacting the insurance industry. Topics covered: Brexit; Civil Liability Bill affecting whiplash claims; GDPR; driverless cars; motor case-law round-up.