The CILA Liability SIG have hosted two seminars in the first half of 2016.
The first was entitled “Financial Loss & Sporting Liabilities” and was held at the BLM offices in Birmingham on Wednesday 18th May. Martyn Gabbitass of QuestGates and Chair of the Liability SIG opened the event with a talk on financial loss. Martyn explained how financial loss can arise in the context of liability claims and discussed the legal position, along with typical policy covers. Craig Faulkner, Complex Loss Specialist at Cunningham Lindsey UK then gave an overview of the current approach to sports and recreation claims, including the duty of care owed to players, spectators and officials. He covered landmark cases that have shaped the current legal framework and more recent case law. Our thanks to both speakers and BLM who kindly provided their premises.
The second seminar was entitled “Financial Loss or Injury?” and was held in Leeds on 21st June. David Fillingham, UK Head of Casualty at McLarens, first delivered a talk on financial loss (as described above). David was followed by Dr Ian Tatner, Senior Associate at Hawkins who explained their approach to the investigation of pedestrian slips and falls. Dr Tatner used case studies to illustrate the process and gave a fascinating demonstration of the pendulum test equipment. Both subjects prompted plenty of questions and debate from the attendees. Our thanks again to the speakers and our sponsors, Hawkins, who hosted drinks after the seminar.