Business Interruption - Novichok Attack

The Forum (The Auditorium -2)
Tuesday, 13 August 2019
12:15 pm – 1:30 pm
    • Damian Gylnn BA(Hons) FCA FCILA FUEDI ELAE FIFAA, Director, Head of Financial Risks

Event Overview

This session will consider the various ways in which Business Interruption policies may (or may not) have been able to respond to the challenges faced by businesses in Salisbury following the Novichok contamination in March 2018. Further traces of Novichok were identified in Salisbury and elsewhere. This seminar will consider the various ways that the incident has affected the city, and the scope of insurance policy response to those.

Issues to be addressed include:

  • Damage at the premises
  • Non-damage Denial of Access
  • Denial of access
  • Loss of attraction
  • Key differences between policy wordings will be identified

Learning Objectives

By the end of the presentation those attending will;

  • have a greater appreciation as to the different Business Interruption covers that could assist a policyholder whose business operations are affected in circumstances such as those that affected Salisbury

About the speaker

The session will be delivered by Damian Glynn, Director, Head of Financial Risks BA (Hons) FCA FCILA FUEDI ELAE FIFAA, at Sedgwick. Damian chairs the Chartered Institute of Loss Adjusters (CILA) Business Interruption group and has previously set BI examinations for the CILA.

Damian regularly runs financial loss seminars throughout the UK and is a published author about Business Interruption, including co-chairing a widely read report on BI wordings issued by CILA and the IIL/CII (Chartered Insurance Institute).

Please note: A light lunch will be served from 12.15 in the lobby. Please arrive in good time as food and drink cannot be consumed in the auditorium.

Car parking is available at the on-site multi-storey, but parking charges will apply. Please see The Forums website for more information

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CII Accredited

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