NERG Seminar: Shaking up a century of insurance law: The Insurance Act

The Carriageworks
Wednesday, 21 September 2016
12:30 pm – 4:30 pm

The insurance institutes of the North East Regional Group present their annual half-day technical seminar, providing comprehensive and engaging CPD sessions plus networking opportunities.

This year's topic is hot off the press - with The Insurance Act having been in force for little over a month, this is a chance to hear from key practitioners and discuss early impact.

The Insurance Act also has big implications for financial advisers and providers involved in employee benefits. Employers need to be aware of the duty of fair presentation of the risk, guidance given in this area is vital. This event will give you valuable background information and an opportunity to network with general insurance professionals.

Book early to secure your place. Cost: £20.88 for CII/PFS and non-members, payment: online via Paypal using a credit or debit card or Paypal account; invoice by BACS or cheque.

Please contact with any booking queries.


12.30 Networking Lunch All delegates
13.30 Opening Remarks

Richard Talbot Jones, Chair


Shaking up a century of insurance law: Key changes introduced by the Act

James Preece, Partner, Clyde & Co. LLP

14.30 The Act in practice: A view for Brokers Miles Harris, Barrister
15.00 Refreshments All delegates
15.20 The Act in focus: An Underwriter's perspective

John Holmes, Senior Underwriter, Liberty Mutual Insurance

15.50 How might the Act impact on different classes of business? Louisa Robbins, Partner, Clyde & Co. LLP
16.30 Q&A and Chair's closing remarks

Richard Talbot Jones

Learning Objectives

At the end of this seminar delegates will be able to identify:
- a summary of the UK’s insurance law regime
- the key reforms and how to comply with them
- the role of the broker as agent
- ways to educate policyholders
- how to capture information on the proposal form
- how to apply proportionate remedies
- the current position in relation to consumer insurance
- areas where the changes will be the most significant


Chair - Richard Talbot Jones BA (Hons), Pg Dip, Dip CII

Richard is Director of Talbot Jones Risk Solutions Ltd, a specialist insurance broker based in Gateshead and is a member of the Advisory Council of the Institute of Hazard, Risk and Resilience at Durham University. Richard is Diploma qualified with the Chartered Insurance Institute, a past President of the Insurance Institute of Newcastle upon Tyne and a member of the Chartered Insurance Institute’s Representative Council, representing Middlesbrough, Newcastle upon Tyne and York.

James Preece, Partner, Clyde & Co LLP

Miles Harris, Barrister

John Holmes, Senior underwriter, Liberty Mutual Insurance

Louisa Robbins, Partner, Clyde & Co LLP

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CII Accredited

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

3 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