The Current Law Relating to Fraudulent Claims & The Future: A Paler Shade of Grey?

iMuseum Lecture Theatre (next to Kingswood Honda Garage)
Thursday, 27 October 2016
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

**Please note the revised event date**

This interactive and thought-provoking seminar traces the historical development of the fraudulent claims rule and then focuses in particular on the provisions of the Insurance Act 2015, as well as the recent decision of the Court of Appeal in Versloot Dredging BV v HDI-Gerling Industrie Versicherung AG (The DC Merwestone) relating to fraudulent devices.

There is an analysis of how an insurer’s remedies will be impacted by the provisions of the Insurance Act 2015, when they come into force.

The key question to be addressed is, have the courts and the legislature now appropriately addressed the grey areas that have existed in this aspect of insurance law?

Learning Outcomes

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

  • identify the key elements of the fraudulent claims rule and its historical development;
  • understand the relevant provisions of the Insurance Act 2015 and how these will impact on how an insurer may deal with fraudulent claims and the remedies available to an insurer.
  • apply the knowledge gained from the seminar to deal more effectively with, and find practical
    solutions to, the types of fraudulent claims that are typically encountered by an insurer.
  • critically analyse the current state of the law relating to fraudulent claims and find novel solutions to any remaining grey areas.

Speaker Bio

Jeff Heasman is educated to masters level in international maritime law (including insurance law) and
spent many years working as a litigation executive dealing with cases up to the Court of Appeal and he also worked with Crawford and Company as a senior liability adjuster.

Since that time, Jeff has been a lecturer in the law of torts, was Dean of the Faculty of Law at Cavendish University in Zambia and has been a tutor at Swansea University, preparing international students for the study of law in the UK at bachelors and masters level. Jeff provides training in insurance law and practice to some of the world’s most prestigious organisations in various locations across the globe.

He also remains close to the international legal profession, acting as a consultant in insurance law to a niche law firm based in Istanbul.

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