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04 Oct 2020
Museum Security

Museum Security is at the top of the agenda at the moment but good risk management and tailored insurance can mitigate potential problems. Hugo Johnsen, Director of Heritage Brokers Castleacre, looks at the Security Problems which Museums Currently Face There have been a number of high profile museum thefts over the last few years, emerging...

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20 Sep 2020
COVID 19 and Business Interruption Claims
COVID 19 and Business Interruption Claims

The Financial Conduct Authority Give their Judgement on Business Interruption Insurance and COVID 19 Some business owners who assumed their business interruption cover would protect against losses due to the COVID 19 pandemic were disappointed to learn from their insurer that they were not covered – even if their policy had a disease clause (infectious...

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12 Mar 2020
COVID 19 and Travel Insurance
COVID 19 and Travel Insurance

The World Health Organisation (WHO) upgraded the COVID 19 coronavirus outbreak to a global pandemic. We have guidance below on how this affects travel and travel insurance as well as an important link to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office website. Foreign and Commonwealth Office Advice COVID-19 Check the Foreign and Commonwealth Office guidance notes on...

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09 Mar 2020
What do you need to consider when you are insuring fine art?
What do you need to consider when you are insuring fine art?

Castleacre Director Guy Everington has been advising Country Life readers on considerations when insuring Fine Art from a single painting to larger collections. We explore some of the important advantages of using a specialist fine art policy to protect your collection in Country Life this month. Find out more

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24 Feb 2020
The Importance Of Scheduled Monument Consent Revealed
The Importance Of Scheduled Monument Consent Revealed

Private owners of listed and historic buildings would certainly be wise to make sure they seek the necessary approvals required for making changes to their property or they could find themselves hit with very substantial fines indeed. Historic England has just taken three people to court for causing serious damage to a scheduled monument –...

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07 Jan 2020
What To Consider Before You Invest In Art
What To Consider Before You Invest In Art

When it comes to investing in art, there are many things to consider before purchasing, including making sure your newest addition is correctly insured. Purchasing art can be an exciting and hedonistic experience; whether you’re investing in your first piece, or you are an established collector there are many things to consider before buying, including...

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10 Dec 2019
Dresden Green Vault Targeted In High-Value Heist
Dresden Green Vault Targeted In High-Value Heist

The biggest museum heist in Germany since the second world war took place recently at Dresden’s Green Vault. If you’re wondering why you need to invest in art gallery insurance, you need look no further than the events this month at Dresden’s Green Vault, where the biggest museum heist in Germany since the second world...

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11 Oct 2019
Living Abroad?  International Health Policies Offer Important Treatment Benefits
Living Abroad? International Health Policies Offer Important Treatment Benefits

Many of us will live and work in more than one country as a direct result of globalisation. While we are familiar with the principle of travel insurance we don’t necessarily understand the benefits of an International Health policy For anyone who regularly works or lives overseas an international health policy gives access to the...

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16 Sep 2019
East Anglia Grey Partridge Conservation Award Goes to Suffolk School Teacher
East Anglia Grey Partridge Conservation Award Goes to Suffolk School Teacher

  Adam Steed (centre) receiving the Castleacre GWCT East Anglian Grey Partridge Conservation Award, presented by Dr Roger Draycott (GWCT – left of photo) and Hugo Johnsen Director Castleacre Insurance (right) (Photo Courtesy of the East Anglian Daily Times)     

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25 Mar 2019
Making Sure You Are Covered for European Travel
Making Sure You Are Covered for European Travel

What happens to the EHIC card if we: leave Europe with a withdrawal agreement If we leave with a withdrawal agreement in place there will be a transition period when the EHIC card will still be valid – this period is currently from the 29 March 2019 to 31 December 2020 to complete negotiations on...

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