Events

BILA holds regular seminars on a wide variety of topics of interest to those working in insurance.  All our talks are delivered by legal experts.

CPD is sought for all BILA Courses, lectures and presentations.

BILA is an Accredited CPD Course Provider with the Bar Standards Board, The Solicitors Regulation Authority (quote reference DTH/BILA when claiming) and the CII.

BILA has been granted a CII Continuing Professional Development Event Accreditation licence by the Chartered Insurance Institute.

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Event - 13:15, 15th March, 2018

Melissa Collett - Professional Standards Director, Chartered Insurance Institute
“Professional Standards and the Insurance Profession”
The Old Library, Lloyd's, Lime Street, London, EC3M 7HA

In this joint BILA and IIL lecture Melissa Collett will talk about the meaning of professionalism, ethics and duty of care in the context of insurance, and how to put professionalism into practice. She will also explain the professional body's role in raising standards of professionalism across the insurance sector.

Professionalism is vital to building public trust in insurance. Professionalism is not just about following regulator's rules and regulations. It's about creating the right culture and ethical standards. Breaking down professionalism into three key elements: competence, ethics and duty of care, can help put professionalism into practice. The Chartered Insurance Institute is here to help insurance professionals on their journey.

By the end of this lecture members would have gained an insight into:

  • The 3 key elements of professionalism for insurance professionals
  • How to put professionalism into practice
  • The professional body's role in raising standards across the sector

Speakers Bio:
Melissa joined the CII in September 2017, leading its professional standards, ethics and conduct activity. She is also responsible for its legal affairs and risk management. She brings significant insurance and legal experience to the role, having spent over a decade as Senior Ombudsman at the Financial Ombudsman Service, as a Director of Fairer Finance, and as a Tribunal Judge.

Event - 09:00, 19th March, 2018

Simon Cooper
“BILA Lecture Single Claims Agreement Party (SCAP)”
The Old Library, Lloyd's, Lime Street, London, EC3M 7HA

This month, the London market launched the Single Claims Agreement Party model ("SCAP"). This is a ground-breaking agreement which is the product of collaboration between the London and International Insurance Brokers Association ("LIIBA"), the Lloyd’s Market Association ("LMA") and the International Underwriting Association ("IUA").  SCAP is an agreement between insurers which will allow a single London market underwriter, whether in the Lloyd’s or company market, to agree claims on behalf of all underwriters subscribing to a slip on the same terms, whether they are in the Lloyd’s market, the company market or overseas.  

In this talk, Simon Cooper of Ince & Co will discuss the structure, scope and operation of the SCAP as well as some of the issues and challenges that arose in drafting this important new agreement.

Simon is a partner in the insurance & reinsurance group of Ince & Co LLP. with over 32 years’ experience.  Simon’s practice focuses on all aspects of insurance and reinsurance and he heads our cyber group. He is experienced in all forms of dispute resolution and in working with lawyers in many jurisdictions as well as coordinating multi-jurisdictional projects on clients' behalf. 

Simon is a member of the IUA Clauses Subcommittee and also edited the second edition of ‘Reinsurance Practice & the Law’ as well as writing and lecturing frequently. 

"experienced and clear in his advice, providing expert knowledge on issues within the insurance and reinsurance markets"

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