Insurance Law Developments

This event will focus on some important recent decisions on marine insurance, recent legislation (the Third Parties (Rights against Insurers) Act, 2010), and some Law Commission proposals in the pipeline.

Issues:

The main issues to be covered will include:

+ Implications of the Supreme Court decision in the Cendor Mopu ― where does the law now stand on inherent vice, perils of the seas, insufficiency of packing, concurrent causation (The Miss Jay Jay)?

+ Up-date on total loss (CTL and ATL) ― the CA decision in Masefield v Amlin (piracy, ransom and public policy) ― the “challenging issues” on abandonment in The WD Fairway

+ Construction of warranties ― restatement of the law in Pratt v Aigaion (The Resolute)

+ The implied warranty of seaworthiness and waiver of disclosure (Garnat Trading v Baominh Insurance)

+ Insolvency issues ― The Third Parties (Rights against Insurers) Act 2010 ― the decision on s.423 Insolvency Act 1986 in WD Fairway (No. 3)

+ Interest and damages for late payment by insurers ― Law Commission proposals.

Date:13/04/2011
Chair:The Rt Hon Lord Justice Thomas
Panellists:Steven Gee QC - Stone Chambers
Jonathan Gilman QC - Essex Court Chambers
Kapil Dhir - Holman Fenwick Willan
Venue:Holman Fenwick Willan
Friary Court
65 Crutched Friars
London
EC3N 2AE
Time:5:30 for 6pm
CPD Points:This event will be accredited with 2 CPD points by the Bar Standards Bd. and the Solicitors Reg Authority (Course Ref. DVS/LSLC)