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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.

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Event - 15:00, 2nd July, 2018

“Too Big To Fail?”
The Old Library, Lloyd's, One Lime Street, London EC3M 7HA. Brown Jacobson LLP, 6 Bevis Marks, london EC3A 7BA
£95.00 (Members: £75.00)

Dame Elizabeth Gloster, Lady Justice of Appeal and Sean McGovern, Chief Compliance Officer, Head of Regulatory & Government Affairs, XL Catlin, have kindly agreed to chair the conference. Panellists include:

•    Mike Jervis, PwC partner, administrator of Lehman and Special Manager of Carillion
•    Chris Newby, Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel EMEA at AIG  
•    Julian Adams, Group Regulatory & Government Relations Director Prudential PLC and formerly Executive Director of Insurance Supervision at the Bank of England

•   Caroline Dunn, Head of Class of Business, Lloyd’s 
•    Peter MacDonald-Eggers QC, 7 King’s Bench Walk 
•    Professor Rosa Lastra, Professor in International Financial and Monetary Law at the Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary University of London

The event is scheduled between 3 pm and 6 pm on 2nd July at the Old Library, Lloyd’s and will be followed by a Roof Garden Drinks Reception kindly sponsored by Browne Jacobson LLP. 

Lunch Time Lecture - 13:00, 20th July, 2018

“No limits? Non-party costs orders against insurers”

Alison Padfield QC

Alison Padfield QC practises from 4 New Square. She specialises in commercial dispute resolution including insurance and reinsurance, professional liability claims and professional regulatory and disciplinary matters.

Alison is the author of Insurance Claims (4th edition, 2016), a modern, practical book about insurance law for lawyers and claims handlers.

Before taking silk, Alison was twice shortlisted for Insurance Junior of the Year in the Chambers Bar Awards: in 2014 and 2017. She was selected by The Lawyer as one of its ‘Hot 100’ in 2014. She took silk in 2018.

Lunch Time Lecture - 13:00, 24th July, 2018

“War Risks Cover – The Drugs Don’t Work”

Philippa Hopkins QC

Philippa Hopkins QC has a broad and varied commercial dispute resolution practice. She acts and advises both in court proceedings and in arbitration, and has appeared before a wide variety of courts (including the Court of Appeal) and arbitration tribunals. Philippa appears regularly on very substantial cases both with other counsel and as sole counsel. She has extensive experience of heavy and complex cases in the Commercial Court and in arbitration, and of applications for interim relief. Her work is largely international in nature, often involving complex private international law issues. She has a particular interest and expertise in shipping matters.
Philippa is recognised as a leading practitioner in Insurance & Reinsurance by the legal directories. She appears in a wide variety of marine and non-marine insurance and reinsurance disputes, both in court and arbitration. Philippa is one of the editors of Arnould’s Law of Marine Insurance and Average.
Philippa was appointed as Queen’s Counsel in February 2018.

 

David Walsh

David Walsh has a broad commercial practice with particular experience of insurance and reinsurance, shipping, commodities, energy, shipbuilding and offshore construction disputes. In the fields of insurance and reinsurance he has acted in a variety of claims, including under aviation, business interruption, cargo, EAR, H&M, K&R, MII, political risk, property, rig, war and XL policies. David is recognised as a leading junior in the legal directories for both his insurance and reinsurance and his shipping work. In the latest edition of Chambers & Partners he was described as “the current go-to junior” for marine insurance and he is one of the editors of a new edition of Chalmers on the Marine Insurance Act 1906.
David joined Essex Court Chambers in May 2018.

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