The Rise of Errors & Omission Claims Against Brokers & why Broker PI Premiums are Soaring
Broker Professional Indemnity premiums are in many cases doubling which reflect the fact that Pi underwriters believe the possibility of claims against brokers has never been higher. This presentation will explore why the amount of errors and omission claims against brokers are on the increase and how these can potentially be mitigated. Various new pieces of legislation including the brokers duty under the Insurance Act 2015, GDPR and the Insurance Distribution Directive are making brokers more vulnerable than ever, which coupled with increased litigation in society, increased client expectations and ever higher regulatory demands mean that brokers cannot continue to do what they have always done, far more proactivity is required. Alan Chandler who is widely regarded as one of the leading trainers and presenters within the UK will provide a number of examples of how the tide of litigation is turning against insurance brokers and what they need to do to mitigate their E&O risks.
Thu 02 Jul 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Alan Chandler, Alan Chandler Training
Supreme Court on Vicarious Liability - Have we reached the final destination? **Webinar**
On 1 April 2020, the Supreme Court handed down its judgments in two highly important cases for employers and the insurance industry: Various Claimants v Barclays Bank and Various Claimants v Morrisons. The Court of Appeal had held Barclays to be vicariously liable for the actions of an independent contractor and Morrisons liable for a major data breach committed by a rogue employee who was subsequently sentenced to prison. The Supreme Court has overturned both decisions.
Thu 25 Jun 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Jeff Heasman, Insurance Upskill
The Commercial Courts Process or “ How Do I Sue My Insurer “ **Webinar**
One of the issues that has arisen recently in the general insurance sector is that of uncertainty around cover for Covid losses. No-one likes uncertainty, and press reports have suggested that some big-name insurers could face legal action from policyholders if claims are rejected or delays prolonged.
Wed 10 Jun 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Sarah Pether, Andrew Jackson Solicitors
Annual Golf Day
We are delighted to confirm our Annual Golf Day for 2020 Cost £29.50 per person which will cover: • Welcome Bacon Rolls / coffee before tee off • 18 holes using the Stableford scoring method • Meal afterwards • Prizes for First and Second places, longest drive & closest to the pin • CII Members, Non members and guests all welcome Tee Off times from 11.00am. Payment to be please made before the event. Please invite work colleagues who you feel may be interested in this event, as all welcome. For further information, please contact E Wayne.Mundy@hibl.co.uk, or Tel 01642 062825, Mobile 07730 664741
Wed 03 Jun 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Bishop Auckland Golf Club
Webinar - Recession Proof - Managing Your Career In Difficult Times
This topic should appeal to a broad range of members (whether PFS or General Insurance) with a focus on equipping them with practical business skills that they can apply immediately in their day-today working lives.
Wed 20 May 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Sarah Stoddart-Burrows, Thrive Coaching
An Insight into Professional Negligence Claims
Like it or not, negligence claims have become part and parcel of professional life. In this talk, Jonathan Watmough of Keystone Law explains: • How claims arise • How, in practice, claims are conducted • The funding available for claims • The legal issues / principles that arise • Steps that can be taken to avoid claims Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm your place
Wed 19 Feb 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Jonathan Watmough, Keystone Law