The insurance market in the UK is facing significant political and economic uncertainty with Brexit, digital disruption and increasing cyber threats. With so many unknowns, how can insurers and intermediaries prepare for the legal landscape of the future? The Insurance Law Masterclass brings together experts from top law firms to shed light on some of the complexities and challenges facing the insurance industry in coming months. Gain valuable insight into a host of issues from insurance regulation to the latest in cyber risk, drawing on lessons from recent cases and court decisions.
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Introductory remarks from the Chairperson
Terry Renouf, Consultant, BLM Law
Panel: Beyond uncertainty – The future of insurance law in the UK
The insurance market in the UK is facing very significant political and economic uncertainty with Brexit, digital disruption and increasing cyber threats. With so many unknowns, how can insurers and intermediaries prepare for the legal landscape of the future?
Bob Haken, Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright
Adam Levitt, Partner & Co-head of Global Insurance Industry, Ashurst
Pollyanna Deane, Partner, Simmons & Simmons
The Insurance Act 2015… nine months on
The Insurance Act 2015 (the Act) has had a significant impact on commercial insurance contracts. In this session, Paul Lewis will review:
Paul Lewis, Partner & Head of Insurance Disputes, Herbert Smith Freehills
Morning refreshment break
Enterprise Act 2016 – What you need to know
From 4 May 2017, every contract of insurance will have an implied term requiring the insurer to pay sums due within a reasonable time. Failure to do so will entitle the insured to remedies including damages.
Jon Turnbull, Consultant, Clyde & Co
Panel: Cyber claims case law review and predictions
With cyber incidents becoming more commonplace, the market for cyber-specific cover is expanding rapidly. How are the UK and international courts interpreting emerging threats, cyber claims and disputes?
Nick Gibbons, Partner & Cyber Specialist, BLM Law
David Pryce, Managing Director, Fenchurch Law
Hans Allnutt, Partner, DAC Beachcroft
Insolvency update: Third Parties (Rights against Insurers) Act 2010
Since August 2016, third parties have been able to claim directly against the insurers of insolvent companies, representing a significant change in insolvency cases involving insurance.
Leon Taylor, Partner, Head of UK Insurance Claims, DLA Piper
Insurance regulation update: IDD, PRIIPS and SIMR
The Insurance Distribution Directive (IDD) and Packaged Retail and Insurance-based Investment Products ("PRIIPs") regulations both have ramifications for the insurance industry, which have been complicated by the occurrence of Brexit. The Senior Insurance Managers Regime (SIMR) continues to present challenges to the industry.
Ashley Prebble, Partner, Clifford Chance
Afternoon refreshment break
The future of data protection regulation for the insurance industry in the UK
The GDPR will come into force on 25 May 2018, roughly six months before Brexit and there is uncertainty as to what will replace it. What should insurers and intermediaries be doing today to prepare for the future data protection landscape?
Ruth Boardman, Partner, Bird & Bird
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