EL, PL and BI Claims: more challenges for businesses and insurers

Webinar
Wednesday, 28 October 2020
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Following on from our popular webinars and the feedback which we have received in the survey for claims related topics, we are pleased to welcome Alison Green, a barrister at 2TG Chambers who is presenting this webinar on legal developments in EL, PL and BI claims against insurers.

Overview

In the wake of Covid 19 businesses and insurers should be acutely aware of their exposure to employers and public liability claims, as well as the difficulties surrounding different types of Business Interruption claims. This webinar considers cases affecting EL and PL claims against insurers, and, in particular, the key decision this September in the BI test case brought by the FCA. It also looks at different steps that businesses and insurers may wish to take in seeking to protect themselves against such claims and from being involved in lengthy litigation. This webinar is of general topical interest as so many businesses and their employees have had to adapt and change their working practices this year. It will be of particular value to those who handle these claims, as well as those who broke or underwrite such insurance lines. The talk will highlight some of the current legal issues and the pitfalls that may lie in wait for the unwary.

Learning Objectives

By attending this webinar, delegates will be able to appreciate:

  • The way that courts have approached such claims, particularly in recent times;
  • Issues that arise in proving and defending such claims;
  • Steps insureds and insurers may take to protect themselves in future.

About the speaker

Alison Green has specialised as a barrister in insurance and reinsurance law for many years. She has advised and appeared for major insurance companies, Lloyd’s underwriters, brokers and insureds on a large variety of different insurance covers, including EL, PL and BI lines.

Alison sits as an arbitrator, part-time judge and mediator. Her appointments include Vice President of the British Insurance Law Association (“BILA”) and Chair of the BILA Charitable Trust. She has regularly chaired and spoken at insurance law conferences and has written widely on insurance law topics.

The webinar will be held via Zoom from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. on 28 October 2020

Upon booking a place you will be sent a booking confirmation but joining instructions will not be emailed to you until shortly prior to the event.

It is advisable to book early as places are limited.

The Insurance Institute of Southampton hope that you are enjoying the free webinars which we are putting on for you during this period when we are unable to offer face-to face seminars. Whilst we are unable to provide our well supported raffles in aid of The Insurance Charities during this time, we are continuing to support The Insurance Charities which is the charity for the UK & Irish insurance industry and which has been providing support for current and former employees and their dependants since 1902. If you would like to make a donation to this worthy cause, perhaps the cost of your raffle ticket or that longed for frothy coffee we have all been missing out on, then please visit our Virgin Money Giving Charity Page to offer your support: https://protect-us.mimecast.com/s/fR8lCzpE2oSv8K4ioY6mG?domain=uk.virginmoneygiving.com.

With Best Wishes

The Insurance Institute of Southampton

Venue

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