Implications of Brexit

Pizza Express
Wednesday, 30 May 2018
5:30 pm (UK time)
    • Deborah Newberry, Head of Corporate and Public Affairs, Kennedys Law

Speaker: Deborah Newberry, Kennedys Law

Wednesday 30th May 2018

A pizza buffet will be available from 5.30pm for a 6pm start
at Pizza Express 32-34 Earl St, Maidstone, Kent ME14 1PF


The aim of this one hour session is to build on our existing understanding of how Brexit will impact insurance businesses

Learning objectives

At the end of this event, the delegate will:

  • Have gained an understanding of what the impact to the insurance industry might be during the transition period
  • Seen how the UK Insurance industry might adapt cross-border business structures and talent contingency plans
  • Understand what opportunities in other markets might arise

Speaker profile

Deborah is responsible for leading Kennedys’ global public affairs and thought leadership initiatives. This involves examining emerging insurance risks, as well as the impact of legal and political shifts on the international insurance business environment and providing valuable insights on the insurance industry for clients and a broader range of stakeholders.

Based in London, Deborah qualified as a solicitor in 2000 and specialised in healthcare law before joining Kennedys in 2010 as a practice development lawyer. Deborah now takes a strategic lead in the firm’s Innovation Group – a progressive client focused consultative group designed to identify the disruptions to the legal insurance market and enable risk-focused decision making and the identification of strategic opportunities.

Deborah has a proven record in creating effective lobbying strategies on issues affecting the sector – utilising public policy issues to help drive corporate communications. Major client wins including securing changes to UK legislation in the areas of autonomous vehicles, the implementation of Lord Justice Jackson’s recommendations in the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act and the wider transformation of civil justice including digitisation.

A prolific writer and public speaker, Deborah has undertaken global research projects on behalf of insurers, corporates and the public sector. This includes examining the impact of Brexit on the insurance sector and presenting the findings to Westminster.

Deborah has spent time working abroad in New Zealand, is an Associate Member of the ABI and is an author of the Claims Handling Law and Practice Guide.

  • Pizza Express
  • 32-34 Earl Street
  • Maidstone
  • ME14 1PF
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