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

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.

Presentation

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.

 

2019 NZILA Annual Conference

Start date: 11 September 2019

End date: 13 September 2019

Location: Auckland

The 2019 NZILA conference committee welcomed attendees to the ‘Awesome Tamaki Makaurau’ 2 day event, 11 – 13 September 2019.
There was an exciting line up of international and national speakers, complemented by networking social functions which showcased Auckland’s hospitality – exquisite food, beverage and entertainment.
Located in the heart of Auckland, SkyCity Convention Centre was the venue for all conference sessions, with all social functions close by.

Presentations:

Smart Contracts & Rise of AI in Insurance Contracts – Dr Mark Giancaspro
TED Academic Snapshot #1: Insurance Issues for Multi-Unit Buildings – Emma Gabor
Understanding Risk at a Global Level – Steven Hills
TED Academic Snapshot #2: How the Interaction Between Data & Regulations Could Impact Customer Expectations – Catherine Cumpstone
H&S Update – Garth Gallaway
Bullying & Harassment – Employment Issues – Sean O’Sullivan, Rebecca Scott
High Performance & Resilience – Scott McKenna
Pollution & Climate Change Case Studies – Davey Salmon, Harriet Bush
The Current State of the Environmental Insurance Market in NZ – James Halfacree
RMA Liabilities – An Adjuster’s Perspective – Dave Robb
TED Academic Snapshot #3: Methamphetamine Contamination of Commercial & Residential Property in NZ – Kate Warren

Christchurch Branch NZILA Seminar

Date: 26 August 2019

Time: 4:30pm

Location: Christchurch

New Building Standard (NBS) and %NBS– a practical guide

Phil Paterson from Powell Fenwick (structural engineer) will discuss NBS and %NBS from an engineering perspective (in plain English). He will be joined by a broker who will talk about how the %NBS of a building may have an impact on the cover available for the building and premium.

Venue: Crowne Plaza Christchurch, 764 Colombo St, Christchurch
Date: Mon 26 August 2019
Time: 4.30 pm start
RSVP: Wed 21 August 2019 – libby.pickering-smith@srblaw.co.nz

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

Otago NZILA Liability Insurance Discussion Group

Date: 14 August 2019

Time: 4pm

Location: Crombie Lockwood, 229 Moray Place, Dunedin

NZILA are pleased to advise that our President will be hosting the first ever Otago NZILA Liability Insurance Discussion Group session in Dunedin on Wednesday 14 August at Crombie Lockwood, 229 Moray Place at 4pm.
The format will include a welcome and NZILA overview from Myles Noble followed by presentations from Michael Parker (Parker Cowan Lawyers) and Helen Scott (Anderson Lloyd).
Following the formalities there will be refreshments and networking.

There is no charge for this event and there will also be a spot prize on the night, through a business card draw, for a complimentary registration for this years NZILA National conference in Auckland – travel and accommodation not included.

Please RSVP to secretariat@nzila.org

Wellington Liability Insurance Discussion Group

Date: 25 June 2019

Time: 4.30pm - 6.00pm

Location: Duncan Cotterill Boardroom, Wellington

Regulation’s role in delivering good conduct outcomes

Conduct regulation of both life and general insurers is inevitable, and will affect all consumers and participants in the insurance industry.  Come and hear from those intimately involved in conduct regulation from both government and private sector, and gain some insights into what constitutes good conduct, what regulation may look like, its implications, and what insurers have to say about it.

Speakers:

  • Daniel O’Grady is Principal Policy Advisor in MBIE’s Financial Markets Team and will be discussing the current conduct review and where it is heading.
  • Andrew Saunders is Regulatory Affairs Manager at the Insurance Council of New Zealand and will provide comment on general insurers’ perspective on conduct issues and regulation.
  • Murray Grant is a Senior Associate at Wotton + Kearney and will discuss whistleblowing, protected disclosures, and implications for insurer conduct regulation.

NZILA/ICNZ Liability Insurance Discussion Group

Date: 11 June 2019

Time: 10.00am - 11.30am

Location: The Northern Club, Auckland

Privacy and Data Security

Speakers:

Jane Foster, General Counsel, Office of the Privacy Commissioner
Mark Anderson, Partner, Wotton + Kearney

Presentations

2019 Lecture Series – Christchurch

Date: 30 May 2019

Time: 4.30pm - 6.30pm

Location: Chateau on the Park, a DoubleTree by Hilton

Collection and Processing of Personal Data in Insurance: New Practices & Challenges

Dr Aysegul Bugra, Koç University, Istanbul, Turkey

This presentation will seek to give an overview of the instruments limiting the insurers’ right of access and use of personal data for the assessment of the risk, including the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR); Council of Europe (CoE) Recommendation on the Processing of Health-Related Data for Insurance Purposes; relevant codes of practice and soft law materials. The potential implications of the insurance contract law on the access and processing of data by underwriters will also be considered, together with the position under New Zealand law.

Presentation