Annual General Meeting plus CPD Event

Learning Gateway Building, University of Cumbria
Wednesday, 29 April 2015
5:15 pm – 6:45 pm

The AGM will be held on Wednesday 30th April 2014, followed by a CPD Event on Donoghue v Stevenson.

A buffet will be served from 5.15pm, with the meeting commencing at 5.45pm.

To enable the shortened AGM format we will distribute minutes, reports, and accounts prior to the meeting, so please confirm your attendance as soon as possible to and the various documents will be sent to you.

-Apologies for absence
-Notice convening the Annual General Meeting
-Minutes of 2013 Annual General Meeting
-Matters arising
-Receipt and approval of Treasurer's accounts to year ending 31 March 2014
-Receipt and approval of Council's report for the year ending 31 March 2014
-Election of Officers
- President
- Deputy President
- Vice Presidents
- Education Secretary
- Treasurer
- Secretary
- Charities Representative
- Dinner Secretary
-Nomination of officers forms can be obtained from the secretary:
-Appointment of auditors
-Any other business

Please do your best to attend this meeting, which is essential for the contination of Insurance Institute of Carlisle.

Donoghue v. Stevenson - What the law text books didn't tell you
Donoghue v Stevenson is one of the most celebrated cases in legal history and is often just affectionately referred to as the case of the snail and the ginger beer. There is no doubting that it has influenced the development of the law of negligence across the common law world. However, there are certain aspects to the case that are not dealt with in most of the law books and lectures. This seminar takes a look behind the scenes by referring to some of the original court papers and documents, such as Mrs Donoghue's medical records. Was there really ever a snail in the bottle of ginger beer? Why did Mrs Donoughue not report the incident at the time? Who were the main actors and protagonists? Why was the evidence never properly tested in court? How might a modern-day insurance company deal with the allegations made by Mrs Donoghue? This seminar aims to shed a new light on this famous case and to look at it from a very different, and at times, controversial angle.

Learning objectives
By the end of the seminar, participants will be able to:
-develop and use critical thinking skills to evaluate previously decided case law
-identify the historical context of the development of the law of negligence
-appreciate more fully the background to the seminal case of Donoghue v Stevenson
-approach the facts of the case as a modern-day insurer would to decide whether the same outcome would be likely today!

  • Learning Gateway Building, University of Cumbria
  • Fusehill Street
  • Carlisle
  • CA1 2hh
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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