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


Roger Topping - TopMark Adjusters Ltd


  • Simon Burley - Camford Sutton Associates
  • John Hall - Hall Davidson Limited
  • Robert Pitt - Williams Pitt Southern
  • Peter Shortland - Warwick Consulting Chartered Loss Adjusters
  • David Toser - Loadline Ltd

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On 21st November the Smaller Independent Practices SIG hosted an afternoon workshop in Birmingham which was opened by the CILA President, John Eves. With a packed room of over 40 delegates, the speakers presented two complex claim scenarios, each with different technical issues for the audience to consider and discuss. Both scenarios involved landlords and tenants and the debate amongst delegates showed that decision making on such claims is not always straight forward. Members were able to share their experiences and exchange tips on how to approach and find solutions in such circumstances.

Our particular thanks to the Chartered members who spent a considerable amount of time designing and preparing the content for the workshop - Robert Pitt ACII FCILA (Williams Pitt Limited), Peter Shortland FCII ACILA CMIRM (Warwick Consulting) and David Toser ACII FCILA (Loadline Claims Management Services).

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