To Grit Or Not To Grit?

AXA Insurance
Tuesday, 09 January 2018
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
    • Emma Jackson, DAC Beachcroft

Title: To Grit Or Not To Grit?

Time: Registration/Lunch 12.00noon, 12.30 start, until 13.30pm

Cost: Lecture free; Lunch £5 per person (book in advance, pay on the day)

Speaker: Emma Jackson, DAC Beachcroft


  • Provide an overview of the Occupiers Liability Acts 1957 and 1984.
  • How to investigate and defend claims involving slips and trips on ice/snow.

Who should attend?

  • Anyone involved in the EL/PL area of the market and anyone with an interest in your legal responsibility as an owner/occupier of a premises.

Learning Objectives

  • To gain an overview of the Occupiers Liability Acts 1957 and 1984
  • To understand the basis for defending a claim under the Occupiers Liability Act
  • To understand the specific responsibilities of occupiers when there is snow/ice
  • To identify the steps the insured needs to take to defend a claim arising from an accident on snow/ice
  • To identify the documents that the insured needs to produce to defend a claim arising from a failure to grit

    Speaker Biography

    Emma Jackson is an associate with DAC Beachcroft with over 19 years' experience of dealing with Employers and Public Liability claims for insurers and self-insureds. During that time Emma has worked on a wide range of cases and has successfully defended occupiers liability claims involving commercial premises (Hood v Mite Property[2005] All ER (D) 11 (Jul)) and domestic premises. Emma also has experience of dealing with complex and catastrophic claims.

  • AXA Insurance
  • Parklands, Middlebrook
  • Horwich
  • BL6 4SD
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