Annual conference is LAWASIA’s most significant event of the year. It is intended to bring together bar leaders, corporate members and individual members from each country in the Asia-Pacific region under one roof, and to conduct sessions to discuss a number of topics including judicial, legal training, and alternative dispute resolution.
The conference also seeks to be a venue for sharing ideas, deepening relationships, establishing rule of law, and contributing to regional development and peace.
LAWASIA invites all of our members to register for attendance.
The 2017 NZILA Conference, Shaken not Stirred, was held in Wellington from Wednesday, 13 September to Friday, 15 September. A total of 333 delegates, including speakers and presenters, enjoyed a strong and varied educational programme and entertaining James Bond themed social events.
Please click on the below links for the presentations we have available.
Tim Grafton, ICNZ – A Snapshot Look at the Top Issues Facing Our Industry
Kelvin Berryman, GNS – Shaken not Stirred – Wellington Earthquakes
Mike Menedonca, Wellington City Council – Shaken not Stirred – Wellington Earthquakes
Mike Heron, QC – Governmental Investigations and Inquiries
Henry Holderness, Canterbury University – Legal Update from Our Academics
Bevan Marten, Victoria University – Legal Update from Our Academics
Ursula Cheer, Canterbury University – Legal Update from Our Academics
Topics and Speakers:
UAVs – Technological developments and increased use of unmanned aerial vehicles, potential regulatory and civil liabilities with ownership and operation, available liability cover, both in New Zealand and offshore markets.
Craig Kirk, General Manager, Delta Insurance
Autonomous vehicles – Will we have driverless cars and trucks or buses by 2020? What statutory reforms can we expect? Potential regulatory and civil liabilities with ownership and operation. How is the liability insurance market responding?
Michael Hookham, Manager – Transport & Commercial Motor, Vero Insurance
Michael Hookham presentation
Climate change and insurance in the Environment Court – Associated business risks and liabilities; will directors face corporate or personal liability for failing to take action given knowledge of climate risks? Where is New Zealand heading?
Ben Williams, Partner, Chapman Tripp
Moderator: Nick Mereu, ICNZ
DE-RISKING CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTS
Speakers: Nick Murphy, GenRe – Property & Casualty, John Walton, Bankside Chambers, Engineering & Construction Law Specialist, Kavita Deobhakta, Morgan Coakle, Partner
Moderator: Richard Johnstone, Barrister, Christchurch
Download presentation: De-risking Construction Projects.
Neil Campbell QC, Shortland Chambers Inherent Vice: Limits and Tensions
Neil discussed exclusions for inherent vice (broadly conceived, including matters such as defective workmanship or design). Such exclusions are a common source of dispute between insureds and insurers, and have been the subject of recent appellate decisions overseas.
William Hamilton: Holler v Osaki (Court of Appeal)
Prof Craig Brown: Awards of Damages against Insurers in Canada
Tim Hardy / Chris Rodd: Climate change – the insurance industry’s current and future roles
Ian Pollard: Environmental liability and pollution cover – now and in the future
Grant Lester : Querulous and Vexatious Litigants
Karen Welsford: Insurance Law Update
Justice Stephen Kos: Exercising contractual powers – an update