Escape of Water - Making a splash in the market place

Holiday Inn Cambridge
Wednesday, 31 October 2018
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
    • Martin Ashfield, Claims Technical Director, AXA Insurance


Escape of Water has presented itself as probably the most impactful and significant issue in Property claims over the last 5 years. With the increase in average cost seemingly becoming an annual norm, it has become a market wide issue with a number of Insurers citing it as a negative factor in their company results. This seminar will examine the contributing factors and look at ways in which they can be addressed.

Learning Objectives

By attending this event, delegates will be able to identify:

  • The history and development of this market wide issue
  • What the key elements and factors are that make up this issue
  • What mitigations and responses can we make

Speaker Biography

Martin joined the insurance industry in 1986 and has remained in the claims arena since then covering a variety of roles across most business classes including operational claims handling, project management, operational management and strategic planning. He is currently responsible for Technical Claims within Operational areas across Motor, Property and Liability classes. Martin has worked on various ABI initiatives and Working Groups in the last decade and has been involved in the industry around issues and responses to Surge events, and other property related topics and is a regular speaker and contributor at Claims Conferences. He is an Advisory Board member with IDAB, working with the MIB on associated database and MIB controlled initiatives.

Martin is also a Board member of the CII Claims Faculty advising on Strategy and supporting the CII in their goal of providing development for their members. He is also an active member of the Bolton CII Council, where he has just completed a 2 year term as President.

Outside of work, Martin can usually be found doing some sport, either cycling or cricket, though these days the cricket is more limited to coaching rather than playing!

Additional Details

Tea/Coffee & biscuits will be available from 5.30pm. There will be an opportunity to network with delegates and the speaker with nibbles being served at the end of the session.

  • Holiday Inn Cambridge
  • Bridge Road, Impington
  • Cambridge
  • CB24 9PH
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CII Accredited

This demonstrates the quality of an event and that it meets CII member CPD scheme requirements.

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

It is recommended that you keep any evidence of the CPD activity you have completed and upload copies to the recording tool as the CII may ask to see this if your record is selected for review. Details of the scheme can be viewed online at