An evening with DAC Beachcroft - An Intro to ESG

Bristol Harbour Hotel
Wednesday, 18 October 2023
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm (UK time)

The IIB has teamed up with one of Bristol's leading international law business to deliver an exciting seminar and networking event.

We will begin the session with an introduction to DAC Beachcroft.

After which Sarah Crowther and Clare Hughes-Williams will present on the topic of ESG by exploring what ESG is and what impact it may have on insurance and insurers' clients.

This presentation will provide an overview of the following:

  1. What issues have led the Law Society to issue its note to the solicitors profession confirming that firms can decline to act for polluters and what is the impact of this development?
  2. We will examine what the "s" of ESG means for professional services firms and why it is key to amongst other things reducing the exposure to claims and ensuring a happy healthy work force
  3. Why is strong governance a must have for professional services firms and what are the consequences including regulatory implications of failing to implement good governance?

Following the hour long seminar, DAC Beachcroft and the IIB will be hosting a networking event where drinks and food will be provided.

This is great opportunity to meet the speakers.

Get to know the speakers - Clare Hughes-Williams

Clare Hughes-Williams has over 25 years’ experience in defending professionals in respect of civil claims and has a particular expertise in relation to claims against solicitors. She regularly acts in cases involving multiple claimants and has dealt with Managed and Group Litigation.Clare also has a leading reputation in the specialist field of solicitors’ professional disciplinary matters and regularly represents solicitors in regulatory investigations and disciplinary proceedings. Clare is acting for a number of top 50 law firms in respect of regulatory actions, either against the firm or individuals within those firms. Clare also advises Insurers on coverage and policy response.Clare has been ranked as a Tier 1 lawyer in her field by Chambers Directory for a number of years.

Get to know the speakers - Sarah Crowther

Sarah specialises in Professional Indemnity, Directors & Officers and Financial Institutions coverage disputes and defence work.She has over 15 years’ experience advising clients across a range of sectors, with particular emphasis on insurance brokers and legal professionals.Sarah’s cases generally involve complex, high value claims, often with an international element. She is experienced in mediation and arbitration. Sarah has a strong understanding of the London Market having undertaken secondments in the claims teams at two Insurers and in the legal team at a global insurance brokerage.Sarah is recommended in Who’s Who Legal: Professional Negligence.
  • Join us from 17:30 to enjoy a drink on arrival
  • light food options will be available
  • Seminar will begin at 18:00 and will conclude at 19:00. The event will continue after the seminar ends to give the opportunity to network.
  • Walking distance to the train station
  • Nearest parking is NCP on Nelson Street, Bristol BS1 2LE. The hotel offers 20% discount for parking
  • Bristol Harbour Hotel
  • 49-55 Corn Street
  • Bristol
  • BS1 1HT

CII Accredited

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1 hour's CPD can be claimed for this event if relevant to your learning and development needs.

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