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Lunchtime Lectures

Lunch Time Lecture - 13:00, 21st September, 2018

“Testing the Boundaries of the Third Parties (Rights against Insurers) Act”

Peter Macdonald Eggers QC

 

Peter MacDonald Eggers QC is a barrister practising at 7 King’s Bench Walk in London specialising in all aspects of commercial law, with a particular emphasis on insurance and reinsurance, shipping, energy, commodities, international trade and international arbitration. Educated at the Universities of Sydney and Cambridge, Peter practised as a solicitor before being called to the Bar by the Middle Temple in 1999. He was appointed a Queen’s Counsel in 2011. He is co-author of Good Faith and Insurance Contracts and Carver on Charterparties, author of Deceit: The Lie of the Law and The Vitiation of Contractual Consent, and a Contributing Editor of Chitty on Contracts. He is a Visiting Professor at University College, London. In May 2017, Peter was appointed a Deputy Judge of the High Court.

Lunch Time Lecture - 13:00, 26th 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.

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.

 

http://www.bila.org.uk/resources/No limits.Alison Padfield QC.BILA lecture 20 July 2018.pptx

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, 15th June, 2018

David Lewis QC and Oliver Caplin
“Direct Rights of Action/Anti-Suit Injunctions”
The Old Library, Lloyd's, One Lime Street, London, EC3M 7HA

David Lewis QC

David is a specialist advocate practising in a wide range of general commercial and private international law disputes. He took silk in 2014 at the age of 36. From 2009 to 2010, he was based in Singapore, practising in international arbitration. He is also called to the Bar of the BVI, and has regularly appeared in Courts and international arbitrations overseas. He has acted in cases covering a wide range of types of insurance, often with an international dimension, as well as in reinsurance disputes.

 

 Oliver Caplin

In addition to a broad commercial practice, Oliver acts in both marine and non-marine insurance disputes in Court and arbitration, both led and un-led. His previous career as a medical doctor means he particularly enjoys insurance disputes in the bio-tech, pharma and medical devices industries, or anything with a scientific or technical backbone to it. He has a special interest in private international  law, and regularly advises on jurisdiction issues in the context of insurance litigation and arbitration. He also has experience of brokers’ negligence claims. Oliver is a co-author of the new fourth edition of Michael Miller’s “Marine War Risks”, which is to be published in late 2018.

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