WEBINAR - Road Carriers Liabilities – The Basics, The Changes from September 2020 and the Impact of Brexit

Thursday, 04 March 2021
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm (UK time)
    • John Potter, Consultant Trainer

Feedback from our members attending our recent CPD sessions highlighted demand for a session on the changes to RHA conditions which came in to effect September 2020 along with the effects of Brexit.

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This session will cover both RHA and CMR.

The CMR aspect covers the legal liability of road haulage contractors for the goods which they carry on their road vehicles between the UK and Europe, provided that the contractual intention is to cross at least one international boundary between those countries and that the goods are carried for reward.

For UK domestic carryings, which includes Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, road carriers usually trade under the Road Haulage Association Conditions of Carriage.

Many struggle with the details of the relevant conditions and we will look at both areas.

This session will also address the fact that RHA terms changed on the 1st September last, and now incorporate an element of the absence of negligence allowing the carrier to escape liability for loss of or damage to goods.

Learning Objectives

At the end of the course delegates will have:

• acquired a good understanding of all aspects of the liabilities within the chosen subject
• learnt the importance of establishing correct contractual relationships with the owners of goods.

Speaker Biography - John Potter

John began his insurance career in 1964 with insurance brokers in the City of London, relocating to the busy and prosperous city of Leeds in 1974, and joined General Accident, covering other classes in commercial property, liabilities and his first taste of marine cargo and goods in transit. This was to become his speciality for the rest of his career. He was admitted an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute (ACII) by examination in 1977. Following five years with two large broking houses John joined a small specialist marine company, Parcels and General Assurance Association, which was subsequently acquired by General Accident, taking the role of Regional Marine Manager for the north east of England, building premium income and staff numbers as the years progressed. The year 1999 saw the merger of General Accident with its arch-rival, Commercial Union, to form CGU – a highly successful merger and the subsequent second merger, with Norwich Union, to become Aviva plc. John took advantage of an early retirement package, whereby he then contacted the Chartered Insurance Institute with a view to fulfilling a long-held ambition of providing comprehensive training for those interested in marine insurance. This culminated in his writing, as sole author, the P90 coursebook on Cargo & Goods in Transit Insurance for the Chartered Insurance Institute, and which has been updated annually as part of a process of product improvement. He also produced a Distance Learning Continuous Assessment Course for the M90 Unit, and also wrote a 10,000 word fact file for the Knowledge Service division of the CII.

CII Accredited

This demonstrates the quality of an event and that it meets CII member CPD scheme requirements.

1 1/2 hours' 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.