(GI) CPD Webinar - How Liability can arise in tort

Tuesday, 27 April 2021
2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
    • Alan Chandler, Trainer

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.

All the main torts will be explored: negligence, nuisance, trespass, defamation, strict liability, statutory liability, and vicarious liability.

The session 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 the session delegates will be able to demonstrate an understanding of:

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

The session will be delivered via Zoom and the link will be sent to all delegates in the booking confirmation email.

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.