How Liability can arise in Tort

Wednesday, 09 June 2021
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
    • Alan Chandler

>> Event Overview

We sell many different liability insurance policies to customers every day; Motor, Employers Liability, Public Liability, Products liability, D&O, Professional Indemnity, Cyber Liability and more - what are we protecting the customers against, well it is largely being protected against being sued in the law of tort. Therefore, brokers, underwriters and claims staff alike should understand the law of tort, as failure to understand this means protections may be inadequate and a fair presentation of risk may not occur.

This webinar, presented by Alan Chandler, will in Alan's usual plain English way provide an overview of the law of tort.

All the main torts will be explored: negligence, nuisance, trespass, defamation, strict liability, statutory liability, and vicarious liability. Alan will include the main case law that applies to each tort and importantly he will make this very practical by explaining how your customers could be sued in each one of these torts, with practical examples, so that a good understanding of these torts can be achieved resulting in better presentations of risk by brokers, and more accurate underwriting and claims handling by insurers.

This webinar will be suitable for brokers, underwriters and claims staff as well as anyone studying for MO5 insurance law.

>> Learning Objectives

At the end of this presentation delegates will be able to:

  • Understand how the law of tort applies to insurance covers.
  • Understand the main principles and case law behind negligence, nuisance, trespass, defamation, strict liability, statutory liability, and vicarious liability.
  • Explain to policyholders how they could be sued in the law of tort.

>> More about our speaker

Alan is one of the most well known and popular presenters in the UK, delivering both technical and Acii examination presentations across both Europe and Asia.

Alan has undertaken operational management roles for three major global companies. NatWest Insurance Services, RBS Insurance Group and Allianz Insurance and has run underwriting, broking and claims functions, then 12 years ago he set up his own training and consultancy company, something that he had always longed to do due to his passion for training and professionalism.

He has gone onto train six of the individuals who have achieved the best ACII completion in the whole of the United Kingdom and many of the people he has trained have won national prizes across diverse subjects. He is one of the few individuals that can take someone from Certificate and train them all the way through to Acii with pass rates of almost 100%.

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