Climate Change and Environmental Liability – Webinar 

Date: 20 June 2024
Time: 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Online

The impact of weather on risk based pricing 

Speaker 1 – Andrew Tait, Chief Scientist – Climate, Atmosphere and Hazards

The science behind the how and why the weather is changing 

Speaker 2 – Martin Stroud, NZI

What does this all mean for risk based pricing and level of cover in New Zealand

Speaker 3 – Helen Smith, Partner, Simpson Grierson

Liability exposures in respect of environment, stat and governance.

Moderator: Ellie Harrison, Wynn Williams

This webinar is free to all members and $55 for non-members.
As the NZILA membership runs yearly from 1 July, before you register, please contact the secretariat if you would like to become a member and this will be processed accordingly.

NZILA/ICNZ Liability Insurance Discussion Group

Date: 28 May 2024
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Northern Club, Auckland

Navigating the complexity of cybersecurity and data incidents: An update on current trends and legal developments

In the ever-evolving landscape of cybersecurity threats, insurance claims personnel, lawyers, and loss adjusters find themselves at the forefront of assessing, managing, and mitigating the financial and operational impacts of these incidents on businesses. This presentation is designed to equip insurance professionals with information on the latest trends in cyber and data incidents and emerging best practice.

In part 1 Nicole Girvan (Incident Response Solutions) will address the latest developments in the cyber incident landscape and best practices for responding to cyber security breaches through case studies and real-world scenarios. In part 2 Joseph Fitzgerald (Wotton + Kearney) will provide an update on case law developments in the area of cyber and data risks, with a particular reference to key issues being litigated internationally and commentary on what this means for those dealing with cyber and data incidents in New Zealand. 

10.00am Arrival networking and morning tea
10.30am Session begins
12.00pm Session ends

Cost $55

Meet the Leaders – Christchurch

Date: 22 March 2024
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Location: Novotel Cathedral Square

Join industry leaders over an informal light lunch to gain knowledge on this dynamic industry. Hear from leaders on their views of the future of Insurance and Insurance Law and we encourage attendees to bring their own questions for these leaders.
This is a great opportunity to meet not only the leaders who will move tables throughout the session but attendees will also meet other young and new to the industry peers.

Attendee cost is $49, leaders do not need to register and are complimentary.
*Whilst this session is focused on young professionals and those new to the industry, all are welcome.

Places are limited at all sessions. If you have registered and are no longer able to attend please contact us ASAP as there may be others on a waitlist that would be happy to attend in your place.

Leaders currently include:

Petra Lucioli, Delta
Katherine Forward, Duncan Cotterill
Andrew Ford, Gallagher
Susan Ivory, ICNZ
Scott Shaw, McLarens
Ben Marsh, Sedgwick
Richard Hargreaves, Wynn Williams
Megan Gall, Young Hunter
Malcolm Wallace



Meet the Leaders – Auckland

Date: 19 March 2024
Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Location: Northern Club

Join industry leaders over an informal morning tea to gain knowledge on this dynamic industry. Hear from leaders on their views of the future of Insurance and Insurance Law and we encourage attendees to bring their own questions for these leaders.
This is a great opportunity to meet not only the leaders who will move tables throughout the session but attendees will also meet other young and new to the industry peers.

Attendee cost is $49, leaders do not need to register and are complimentary.
*Whilst this session is focused on young professionals and those new to the industry, all are welcome.

Places are limited at all sessions. If you have registered and are no longer able to attend please contact us ASAP as there may be others on a waitlist that would be happy to attend in your place.

Leaders currently include:

Deborah McBrearty, Accenture
Monique Pearson, AMINZ
Christine Meechan KC, Bankside Chambers
Petra Lucioli, Delta
Tanya Wood, Duncan Cotterill
Myles Noble, Gallagher
Mark Jones, Gallagher
Sean Fullan, ICNZ
Janine Mostert, McLarens
Briar Webster, Morgan Coakle
Monica Maharaj, NZI
Meg Warner, NZI
Scott Alcock, Sedgwick
Ellie Harrison, Wynn Williams
Kristal Rowe, Wynn Williams

Meet the Leaders – Wellington

Date: 13 March 2024
Time: 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Location: Dockside Restaurant

Join industry leaders over an informal light breakfast to gain knowledge on this dynamic industry. Hear from leaders on their views of the future of Insurance and Insurance Law and we encourage attendees to bring their own questions for these leaders.
This is a great opportunity to meet not only the leaders who will move tables throughout the session but attendees will also meet other young and new to the industry peers.

Attendee cost is $49, leaders do not need to register and are complimentary.
*Whilst this session is focused on young professionals and those new to the industry, all are welcome.

Places are limited at all sessions. If you have registered and are no longer able to attend please contact us ASAP as there may be others on a waitlist that would be happy to attend in your place.

Leaders currently include:

Kent Chaplin, Delta Insurance
Aaron Sherriff, Duncan Cotterill
Olivia Lund, Duncan Cotterill
Myles Noble, Gallagher
Amelia Gini, Gallagher
Yvonne Wynyard, ICNZ
Lance Cook, McLarens
Sophie Lucas, W+K
Barry Jordan

Employment Law Essentials – Webinar

Date: 28 February 2024
Time: 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Online

Join us for our first webinar of 2024 on essential and developing issues in employment law, with a review of recent landmark Employment Court cases and their application in the post-election environment. Topical issues will include:

  • Gloriavale decision– slave, volunteer or genuine employee? The Court’s analysis of the true nature of the working relationship and implications for employer and worker when the working arrangement is incorrectly described.
  • The Uber decision and appeal – employee or independent contractor? Have the legal tests kept up with the evolution of the gig economy in New Zealand and how future employee/contractor distinctions may develop.
  • NZ Customs Service decision – What are “good employer” standards in the public service and how do they differ from private sector obligations? The application of tikanga and tikanga values in the employment relationship. Potential distinctions between tikanga in the public and private sectors, how tikanga will be applied in practice and may develop in the future in the workplace and in workplace disputes.

Our speakers bring a range of employment and insurance law expertise:

  • Sarah Townsend, Duncan Cotterill
  • Anthony Drake, Wynn Williams
  • Gerard Elwell, Young Hunter
  • Murray Grant, Wotton + Kearney (Moderator)

Wellington end of year catch up

Date: 12 December 2023
Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Location: Duncan Cotterill Offices

Join us for an informal networking catch up with some nibbles and drinks.

Christchurch end of year catch up

Date: 1 November 2023
Time: 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: Gallagher (formerly Crombie Lockwood), Level 2, PWC Centre, 60 Cashel Street, West End, Christchurch

Join us for an informal networking catch up with some nibbles and drinks.

Thank you to our sponsors:
McLarens
Young Hunter Lawyers

NZILA/ICNZ Liability Insurance Discussion Group

Date: 8 June 2023
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Northern Club, Auckland

Climate change litigation: a conversation with Jenny Cooper KC, co-founder and former President of Lawyers for Climate Action NZ

Join us to hear from leading commercial litigator Jenny Cooper KC with her thoughts on climate change litigation in Aotearoa and the lawyers helping to fight climate change

10.00am Arrival networking and morning tea
10.30am Session begins
12.00pm Session ends

Counsel are from Venus and Mediators from Mars… breaking down and building up the relationships, dynamics and strategies

Date: 26 April 2023
Time: 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Location: InterContinental Wellington

Join us for registration and afternoon tea at 3.30pm, with the panel discussion starting at 4pm

Speakers:
Barry Jordan, Mediator
Sophie Lucas, Wotton + Kearney
Elspeth Horner, Mahony Horner Lawyers
Toby Gee, Barrister and Mediator
Moderator: Hayden Wilson, Dentons Kensington Swan