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Past events

17/06/2019 / 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Monday 17th June 2019 - Paul Brady - The Changing Delegated Authority Landscape at Lloyd’s The Old Library, Lloyds, London

With the insurance market going through a period of significant change Lloyd’s is responding to ensure the market is positioned to take advantage of those developments as it aims to remain the market of choice. Technological and market changes are impacting the coverholder model and against this context Lloyd’s is currently undertaking its most significant overhaul of its delegated authority oversight framework for over 15 years. The changes which Lloyd’s have announced are intended to make Lloyd’s approach more risk-based and flexible, while making it easier and cheaper to do business at Lloyd’s. As Lloyd’s Head of Policyholder & Third Party Oversight, Paul Brady is responsible for leading this programme and he will be speaking to BILA about the work his team are undertaking and what it means for those who participate in the market or act as advisers to it.

15/04/2019 / 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Pension Liabilities – employers, group companies, directors: an introduction

David Pollard is a barrister practising from Wilberforce Chambers in Lincoln’s Inn in London. Until 2017, he practised as a solicitor and was (for 25 years) a partner in Freshfields, practising mainly pensions, employment and insolvency law. David practiced with Freshfields for three years in Singapore in the 1980s.
David was chair of the Association of Pension Lawyers (APL) from 2001 to 2003. David is an editor of the journal ‘Trust Law International’.
David’s books include:
• The Law of Pension Trusts (Oxford University Press, 2013);
• Corporate Insolvency: Pension Rights and Corporate Insolvency: Employment Rights (6th eds, December 2016, Bloomsbury Professional);
• Employment Law and Pensions (Bloomsbury Professional, 2016);
• Freshfields on Corporate Pensions Law (editor) – annual editions from 2012 to 2015 (Bloomsbury Professional).

15/03/2019 / 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Fraud: Lies, Damned Lies and Insurance Claims

In this BILA lunchtime lecture, James Davey will consider the reliability of statistics on insurance fraud, and the effect that this has on lawmakers and policymakers.

Tamara Oppenheimer
15/02/2019 / 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Law of Privilege – developments relevant to in-house lawyers: one step forward, two steps back

In this BILA lunchtime lecture, Nik Yeo and Tamara Oppenheimer will discuss the Law of Privilege – developments relevant to in-house lawyers: one step forward, two steps back

18/01/2019 / 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm BIM & Modular Construction - a brave new world for design responsibility

In this BILA lunchtime lecture, Tom Ogden and David Turner, Will discuss the advent and expansion of BIM, where proprietary programs drive the design of the project, and Modular Construction, with whole-room components supplied ‘off the shelf’, what now does the professional building designer actually design? What does ‘design responsibility’ mean for the professional designer, the design & build contractor, and their insurers? A look at problems and issues that may arise in this brave new world of automated design and supply.

20/05/2015 / 5:30 pm BILA Mock Trial - Insurance Act 2015 The Great Hall & Bench Rooms, London

On the 20 May 2015 at Lincoln’s Inn BILA is holding one of its extremely popular mock trials. This year we will explore the legal and practical issues that could arise out of the new regime being brought in by the Insurance Act 2015.

As usual we have top barristers involved: participants will include;

  • Alistair Schaff QC (7 King’s Bench Walk)
  • Harry Wright (7 King’s Bench Walk)
  • Derrick Dale QC (Fountain Court Chambers)
  • Ben Lynch (Devereux Chambers)

We are honoured by Lord Mance’s kind agreement to preside as the judge. Previous BILA mock trials have proved to be exceptionally popular and are quickly booked out – often with long waiting lists.

The ticket price includes attendance at the mock trial and a canapé reception. Prices are as follows:

£90 BILA members

£150 BILA non-members (this price includes membership of BILA for the remainder of the subscription year).

For the short film that proceeds the mock trial, please go to http://www.1080media.org/Video/BILAMockTrialfinal.mov

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