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CPD Webinar Presentation Friday 29 January 2021 - FCA Business Interruption Insurance Test Case – Supreme Court Appeal

  • Fri 29 Jan 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
    • Branko Bjelobaba FCII

This comprehensive and interactive one-hour webinar will focus on the judgment of the Supreme Court following the appeal of the FCA’s ground-breaking test case at the High Court. The appeal concluded on 19 November and the judgment will be handed down expeditiously. Four days were spent setting out starkly differing views between the FCA and insurers. The appeal judgment will be very clear and all parties will have to accept it. The FCA consider some 370,000 insureds have had payments denied and they have battled to convince the five Justices that sense should prevail and that a composite cause has operated – covid + government regulations + the public response and insurers have disputed this saying this is stretching causation too far. This case will be momentous and will set clear precedent as to the clarity of wordings and what needs to happen to ensure future cover (or lack of) is clear and understood by all parties. At the same time it will highlight the ongoing exposure for insurance brokers all of whom will have arranged these covers for clients (and some will be classed as co-manufacturers under PROD) and encourage them to robustly reassess their advice process under ICOBS and their overriding professional duty to clients thus ensuring they can access fairly-priced professional indemnity insurance rather than be subject to an unacceptable blanket exclusion.

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CPD Webinar Presentation Thursday 4th February 2021 - "The insurance implications of Brexit"

  • Thu 04 Feb 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
    • Alan Chandler

Despite dominating much of press coverage for many years, due to the occurrence of Covid-19 around the globe Brexit is now getting far less press coverage, and there is a danger the insurance industry could slip into 2021 without fully considering the impact of Brexit. The UK left the EU at the end of the year and there will be implications for insurance contracts. Whilst there is a chance of something being negotiated the FCA are preparing for all eventualities. This webinar, presented by Alan Chandler, one of the most popular presenters in the UK will run through a brief history of how the EU has changed insurance, before exploring how the insurance industry could change from January. There will be Implications for nearly all classes of business including motor insurance, travel insurance, commercial insurance and marine insurance which will be explored as well as exploring what will be the position on insurers who passport into the UK.

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