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Past events

20/05/2019 / 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm The FCA Wholesale Insurance Broker Market Study – the inside story and other hot topics in competition law and insurance The Old Library, Lloyds, London

Bill Batchelor

BILA is pleased to welcome back Bill Batchelor, a partner of Skadden Arps, to bring us up-to-date on the work of the competition team of the UK Financial Conduct Authority. This will include an examination of the FCA’s findings, published in February this year, from their market study which commenced in 2017. Bill will look at questions left unanswered by the FCA, compliance pointers and lessons for the insurance sector.  Bill will also expand his talk to look at other hot antitrust topics for the industry including the FCA’s first eye-opening competition law fine for information exchange, demonstrating the slippery slope from market intelligence to cartel conduct, as well as antitrust compliance for facilities, big data and Insurtech.

Edward W. (Bill) Batchelor has 20 years of EU and U.K. competition law experience and focuses his practice on conduct investigations, including abuse of dominance, cartels and vertical agreements.

15/04/2019 / 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Pension Liabilities – employers, group companies, directors: an introduction The Old Library, Lloyd’s, London

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 The Old Library, Lloyd’s, London

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 The Old Library, Lloyd’s, London

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 The Old Library, Lloyd’s, London

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.

Jonathan Post
07/12/2018 / 1:00 pm Regulatory Challenges of International Insurance Programs post-Brexit

In this BILA Lecture, Jonathan Post will talk about the Regulatory Challenges of International Insurance Programs post-Brexit, discussing the nature of current market access and conduct challenges, how the UK might learn from Swiss insurers’ experiences of (re)insuring EEA exposures without Freedom of Services, and how a 19th century dissenting lower court judge might have shown us a way forward (creating new product opportunities to boot).

21/09/2018 / 1:00 pm Testing the Boundaries of the Third Parties (Rights against Insurers) Act

In this BILA Lecture, Peter Macdonald Eggers QC will discuss Testing the Boundaries of the Third Parties (Rights against Insurers) Act

The presentation will consider the major issues which have arisen under the 1930 Act and still arise under the 2010 Act, in light of recent decisions, including Cultural Foundation v Beazley (2018).

26/07/2018 / 1:00 pm War Risks Cover - The Drugs Don't Work

In this BILA lecture, Philppa Hopkins QC and David Walsh of Essex Court Chambers will examine the recent Supreme Court decision in Navigators Insurance Company Limited & ors v Atlasnavios – Navegação LDA (The “B Atlantic”) [2018] UKSC 26

Philippa Hopkins QC and David Walsh of Essex Court Chambers will examine the recent Supreme Court decision in Navigators Insurance Company Limited & ors v Atlasnavios – Navegação LDA (The “B Atlantic”) [2018] UKSC 26, in which the Court held that war risks underwriters were not liable for the total loss of the “B Atlantic”, which had been confiscated by the Venezuelan authorities after cocaine was found attached to her hull. They will consider the Supreme Court’s treatment of the malicious act peril and the infringement of customs regulations exclusion, and they will reflect on the implications of the case for the market.

20/07/2018 / 1:00 pm No limits? Non-party costs orders against insurers

In this BILA Lecture, Alison Padfield QC will discuss Non-party costs orders against insurers/Senior Courts Act 1981, s 51(3)

In this lecture, Alison Padfield QC will explain and discuss non-party costs orders against insurers:

• The courts’ jurisdiction to make costs orders against non-parties under s 51(3) of the Senior Courts Act 1981
• Situations where liability or legal expenses insurers may be at risk of non-party costs
• The impact of policy limits
• Non-party costs and the Third Parties (Rights Against Insurers) Acts 1930 and 2010
• The insurer’s conduct and the incurring of costs
• Recent case-law including Travelers v XYZ [2018] EWCA Civ 1099 (liability insurers) and Herridge v Parker & Allianz [2014] Lloyd’s Rep IR 177 (legal expenses insurers)

02/07/2018 / 3:00 pm Too Big To Fail?

The combination of Brexit, high-profile corporate collapses, data breaches and State inference in elections and National Security may seem like a perfect storm waiting to happen. Join BILA on 2 July for a discussion of the legal and insurance issues involved.

The event will be divided into three panel sessions :

• Corporate failure
• Infrastructure failure
• Financial services failure

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