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Lunchtime Lectures

Lunch Time Lecture - 13:00, 16th February, 2018

Paul Darling OBE, QC
“A medley of cases about building defects. Where does the risk lie?”
The Old Library, Lloyd's Lime Street, London, EC3M 7HA

Paul Darling OBE QC has established a formidable reputation as an advocate in all types and levels of tribunals all over the world. He specialises in complex cases which feature multiple parties, large teams, and high volumes of material, and is often brought in by clients at short notice, late in proceedings. An ability to work with colleagues from any jurisdiction, and to grasp detail, strategy, and tactics quickly has allowed Paul to develop a practice which has taken him to every major jurisdiction, appearing in a wide variety of construction, energy, and commercial matters.

Lunch Time Lecture - 13:00, 19th January, 2018

Mark Williamson and Isabel Ost
“GDPR - are you processing personal data lawfully”
The OLd Library, Lloyd's, Lime STreet, London, EC3M 7HA

Mark Williamson is a partner at Clyde & Co LLP specialising in Commercial/IT/IP


Mark is dedicated to providing specialist commercial law advice to the insurance sector

Over the past five years he has put together a hand-picked team that delivers both commercial law expertise and detailed insurance sector knowledge – a combination that clients say is not replicated elsewhere in the City and adds real value to their business.

Mark is recommended in Legal 500 for his work in the insurance sector and has in-depth experience of advising on onshore and offshore outsourcing; product distribution; affinity partnerships; information technology; intellectual property; data protection; and e-commerce. He is also a contributing author to the International Encyclopaedia of Agency and Distribution Agreements.

Isabel Ost is an Associate at Clyde & Co LLP

Lunch Time Lecture - 13:00, 27th October, 2017

Professor James Davey - University of Southampton
“"After the Gold Rush: Insurance Regulation in the FinTech Era"”
The Presentation Rooms, Gallery 11, Lloyd's, One Lime Street, London, EC3M 7HA the Gold Rush.pdf

Lunch Time Lecture - 13:00, 15th September, 2017

Julian Burling
“Brokers - duties and developments”
The Old Library, Lloyds, Lime Street, London, EC3M 7HA Julian Burling.pdf Julian Burling.pdf

Lunch Time Lecture - 13:00, 21st July, 2017

Jeffrey Gruder QC
“Arbitrating Insurance and Reinsurance Disputes: Transparent and Impartial?”
The Old Library, Lloyds, Lime Street, London, EC3M 7HA Slides 21.7.17.pdfJeffrey Gruder QC is widely recognised a leading silk at the Commercial Bar. He is “An extremely able and thorough advocate with an extraordinary knowledge of the law,” as well as being “A lawyer with a nice persuasive advocacy style who is a great cross-examiner.” He is client-friendly, has a high profile practice and a wide array of experience in international litigation and arbitration.

"In Aldcroft v International Cotton Association [2017] EWHC 62 Comm (30 March 2017), a deputy judge in the Commercial Court said "it is clear that the risk of a perception of lack of impartiality resulting from repeat appointments is a legitimate concern in the international arbitration community", and and held that it was reasonable for the Cotton association to seek to limit repeat Appointments of the same arbitrator by the same party. 

I will explore the extent to which repeat appointments of the same arbitrator by the same party may also be a potential problem in insurance arbitration as well as other recent cases which relate to impartiality of arbitrators."


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