Palmerston North Liability Insurance Discussion Group

Date: 21 October 2019

Time: 4.00pm - 6.00pm

Location: FMG, 292 Church Street, Palmerston North

Panel Discussion: Impending Changes in Insurance Law: The Implications for the Insurance Industry

Speakers:
Crossley Gates – Partner at Keegan Alexander.
Crossley has run an in house legal team and previously the Head of Claims at NZI. Crossley then shifted to DLA Piper as Special Counsel and then became a Partner. He has specialised solely in insurance law, acting for many general, life and health insurers, reinsurers, underwriting agents, and insurance brokers. He has acted for many syndicates at Lloyd’s of London in relation to large commercial earthquake claims. He particularly specialises in policy drafting and policy coverage advice.

Nicky Hughes – Specialist Claims & Recovery Manager
An insurance career spanning 23 years that has included claims, underwriting and broking. Nicky holds a Practicing Certificate and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors as well as a Senior Associate of the ANZIIF. Currently working at FMG in the Liability and Recovery space has faced many claims issues in terms of disclosure, the application and impact of exclusions and conditions as and section 9 Law Reform Act pre and post Steingard.

There is no charge for this event but please register so the venue and catering can be arranged accordingly.

 

Wellington Liability Insurance Discussion Group

Date: 22 October 2019

Time: 4.00pm - 6.00pm

Location: Duncan Cotterill Boardroom, Wellington

Panel Discussion: Impending Changes in Insurance Law: The Implications for the Insurance Industry

Speakers:
Crossley Gates – Partner at Keegan Alexander.
Crossley has run an in house legal team and previously the Head of Claims at NZI. Crossley then shifted to DLA Piper as Special Counsel and then became a Partner. He has specialised solely in insurance law, acting for many general, life and health insurers, reinsurers, underwriting agents, and insurance brokers. He has acted for many syndicates at Lloyd’s of London in relation to large commercial earthquake claims. He particularly specialises in policy drafting and policy coverage advice.

Nicky Hughes – Specialist Claims & Recovery Manager
An insurance career spanning 23 years that has included claims, underwriting and broking. Nicky holds a Practicing Certificate and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors as well as a Senior Associate of the ANZIIF. Currently working at FMG in the Liability and Recovery space has faced many claims issues in terms of disclosure, the application and impact of exclusions and conditions as and section 9 Law Reform Act pre and post Steingard.

There is no charge for this event but please register so the venue and catering can be arranged accordingly.

 

NZILA/ICNZ Liability Insurance Discussion Group

Date: 22 October 2019

Time: 10.00am - 11.30am

Location: The Northern Club, Auckland

Running risks recklessly: the law of ‘reasonable care’ clauses after Hawk Packaging

Many liability policies in New Zealand contain ‘reasonable care’ clauses, obliging the insured to take reasonable steps to avoid loss, preserve plant and equipment, and comply with laws. It has been an open question whether such clauses require subjective recklessness (the insured knowingly courted an unreasonable risk) or objective recklessness (no reasonable insured would have run the risk). In T&G Processed Foods Ltd v Hawk Packaging Ltd [2019] NZHC 643, the High Court has considered such a clause at length, in the context of a fire which caused extensive damage to an industrial site. Campbell Walker QC, counsel for the insurer in the case, will discuss its significance for the application of reasonable care clauses in New Zealand law. He stresses the importance of reading the words of the particular clause, rather than defaulting to any general principle of interpretation of ‘reasonable care’ clauses. The clause may apply different standards to loss, plant, and laws, and may not require recklessness at all.

Campbell Walker QC practices in general commercial law, with specialties in insurance, contract law, administrative law, trusts, and arbitration. He was an associate at Shearman & Sterling in Paris and then a partner in Gilbert/Walker. He went to the Bar in 2014.

Registrations close 15 October

Christchurch Branch Seminar and Drinks

Date: 4 November 2019

Time: 4.30pm - 6.00pm

Location: Christchurch

Panel discussion on governance: including directors duties, D&O insurance

Panellists:
Mark Jordan, IoD Chartered member (experienced director)
Catherine Tait, Marsh (broker)
Stephanie Grieve (lawyer)
Venue:
Saunders Robinson Brown, Level 2, 130 Kilmore Street
Date:
Monday 4 November 2019
Time:
4.30 pm start –drinks and nibbles follow the panel discussion
RSVP:
Monday 28 October 2019 – libby.pickering-smith@srblaw.co.nz

IBANZ / CPD points : 1 hour
IBANZ will be informed of the meeting, for details on how to accrue CPD points, please contact karen@ibanz.co.nz

CPD

Lawyers: NZLS CPD form is available for download.

Brokers: Contact Karen Scard at IBANZ (karen@ibanz.co.nz) regarding CPD points.