Special Interest Group:

Smaller Independent Practices

The CILA Smaller Independent Practices SIG represents those members who work within relatively small loss adjusting practices. Small businesses often require employees to take on a blend of duties and this can produce a powerful toolkit of knowledge and experience. It is however recognised that individuals working within smaller practices may not have access to the various support systems that larger organisations can provide. The CILA Smaller Independent Practices SIG committee looks to support members by creating opportunities for networking, the exchanging of ideas and the sharing of useful reference sources. The committee also ensures that the views and experiences of members working within such practices are considered by the CILA Council.

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SIG Committee


Simon Burley - Camford Sutton Associates


  • Robert Pitt - Williams Pitt Southern
  • Peter Shortland - Warwick Consulting Chartered Loss Adjusters
  • Roger Topping - TopMark Adjusters Ltd
  • David Toser - Toser Daultrey Ltd

Latest Updates

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This guide from Farcroft looks at the restoration of an art piece damaged by a water leak:

The veneer on this cabinet had swollen, cracked and lost adhesion. Some pieces were actually missing so extra sections had to be constructed to fill the gaps and retouched to provide an invisible repair.

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Searching for CILA technical material or text books?

We are currently reviewing all of the technical material that we previously published on our old website. This is part of a project to create a new online technical library for CILA members which will be launched later in 2016.

If you are a member and want to access a specific piece of technical material (which you know was previously published on our old website), you can request this by emailing . Please provide as much information as possible to assist us in locating the item.

CILA text books can still be purchased from our publishers, Witherby. Simply visit their website at http://www.witherbyinsurance.com/categories/loss-adjusting.html

The text book, Property Insurance Law and Claims, can be purchased at a discounted price of £60 if you are a CILA member. Enter the promotional code, CILA60MEMBER. Those who are entered to sit a CILA exam may purchase this book at a further discounted price of £30. Please email with your full name and details of the CILA exam/s you have entered.

Smaller Independent Practices SIG in association with:


  • Environmental Damage Ltd

  • Farcroft Restoration Services