Webinar - The Supreme Court on Vicarious Liability - Have We Reached the Final Destination?

Thursday, 09 April 2020
3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

The Insurance Institute of Cardiff invite you to a webinar event on The Supreme Court on Vicarious Liability - Have We Reached the Final Destination?

Event Details:

Thursday 9th April 2020 - 15:30 - 16:30

The webinar will be run via Zoom, a global web-conferencing solution. Zoom is easy to use, a link and joining instructions will be sent to you ahead of the webinar.

***** Please note there are only 30 spaces available, therefore we have to restrict to 2 participants per company ******

About the session:

On 1 April 2020, the Supreme Court handed down its judgments in two highly important cases for employers and the insurance industry: Various Claimants v Barclays Bank and Various Claimants v Morrisons. The Court of Appeal had held Barclays to be vicariously liable for the actions of an independent contractor and Morrisons liable for a major data breach committed by a rogue employee who was subsequently sentenced to prison. The Supreme Court has overturned both decisions.

In recent years, the law relating to vicarious liability has been in constant motion. What did the Supreme Court say in the Barclays and Morrisons judgments and how will this impact employers and insurance companies? Have we finally got some certainty in this area of law?

This thought-provoking webinar will look at both sides of the argument and assess how best employers and the insurance industry can adapt to these recent developments.

Learning outcomes:

By the end of the session, participants will be able to:

  • Understand how the law relating to vicarious liability has developed.
  • Critically analyse recent decisions of the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court.
  • Assess how employers and the insurance industry can adapt their practices to ensure the best outcome possible in light of recent decisions.

The trainer:

Jeff Heasman is a leading international trainer who specialises in communication skills within the insurance and financial services sector. Jeff is a certified practitioner in Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) and a professional member of the Academy of Modern Applied Psychology. In addition, Jeff holds a bachelor degree in laws from the University of Glamorgan and a master of laws degree from Swansea University, as well as a postgraduate certificate in teaching English language to adults. Jeff spent many years in practice as a litigation executive, dealing with cases up to and including the Court of Appeal in London (England v IBC Vehicles Ltd) and as a senior liability adjuster at Crawford and Company. Subsequently he was Dean of the Faculty of Law at Cavendish University in Zambia, has been a tutor at Swansea University and a lecturer in international negotiation skills to MBA students at ESIC University in Spain. Jeff now combines his experience and expert knowledge to provide communication skills training to prestigious organisations, companies and individuals throughout the world.

*** Please note booking will close at 4pm Wednesday 8th April in order to allow time for the joining instructions to be sent before close of business Wednesday 8th April 2020. ***

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 www.cii.co.uk/cpd.