Construction Professional Indemnity - How Regulations have changed since Grenfell

Session 5: 3:10 to 4:10 - Booking Code G6

This talk will cover the current issues in obtaining PI cover in the construction market and the changing terms of PI i.e. going from Any one claim to In the Aggregate, Round the Clock cover etc. and how this is affecting the industry.

Our talk will provide an overview of the issues arising out of the Grenfell inquiry, including

(1) an explanation of the cause of the cladding issues and the Building Regulations relevant to this;

(2) how this does and can impact the different tiers of the construction industry (focussing on main contractors, subcontractors and consultants);

(3) an overview of the status of claims in the industry; and

(4) insurance policy issues arising out of the same, including how wordings have changed in response to the cladding and fire safety issues highlighted by the Grenfell tragedy.

Presenters: Tim Claremont, Partner & Lorraine Longmore, Senior Associate - Browne Jacobson LLP

Tim Claremont, Partner

Tim has extensive experience advising clients in relation to both domestic and international construction and engineering matters. Tim has particular experience in Japan - he spent two years heading up Hogan Lovells’ Tokyo based Engineering & Construction disputes team, during which time he was recognised as a leading individual by Chambers Asia.

Lorraine Longmore, Senior Associate

Lorraine specialises in insurance policy interpretation and coverage disputes, including recent experience advising on high value cladding-related policy coverage issues. Lorraine also specializes in defending professional indemnity claims; defending professionals in the property, construction, legal and financial services sectors. Lorraine also advises in relation to insurance coverage disputes.

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