Professional Indemnity 2.0 – Lawyers Complaints & Disciplinary Processes Webinar

Date: 26 May 2022
Location: Online

In this webinar you will hear from practitioners who specialise in lawyers’ professional complaints and disciplinary cases. Our panellists include a current member of the NZ Lawyers and Conveyancers Disciplinary Tribunal and practitioners who regularly prosecute, and appear for the defence, in cases before the Tribunal.

Speakers:
Paul Heath, Bankside Chambers
Virginia Wethey, Fee Langstone
Dale La Hood, Luke Cunningham Clere
Tim Bain, Luke Cunningham Clere

Moderator:
Craig Langstone, Fee Langstone

Professional Indemnity Webinar

Date: 15 February 2022
Location: online

Speakers:
Philippa Fee, Fee Langstone
Kim Burkhart, Kennedys
Jonathan Scragg, Duncan Cotterill

Topics:
Indemnity issues – common & current indemnity issues that can arise in PI claims
Civil liability issues – common sources of liability for professionals with a focus on trustee & fiduciary liabilities
Disciplinary & complaints processes – current trends & issues for a range of professionals subject to disciplinary & complaints processes.

Moderator:
Richard Hern, Wynn Williams

WEBINAR INFORMATION:

How to View
NZILA uses Live Stream for presentations. You can view the webinar online through laptop/PC, tablet or smartphone. You do not need software to view the webinar, just an internet connection through a web browser such as Chrome, Edge or Firefox. Some firms have firewalls blocking access to Live Stream.
If you experience this issue, please liaise with your IT department, or seek an alternative internet connection such as your tablet or smartphone.

Access & Links
Links will ONLY be sent to the registered delegates email address. The access link cannot be shared.

Technical difficulties
Leading up to and during this webinar please email Nicky Remkes – events@nzila.org if you are having any issues and she will do her best to assist you.

H & S Update Webinar

Date: 6 December 2021
Location: Online

Join us for another NZILA Webinar, where three speakers will discuss what is happening with health and safety in the current environment. Please email Nicky Remkes events@nzila.org if you are having any technical issues.

Leading up to and during this webinar please email Nicky Remkes – events@nzila.org if you are having any issues and she will do her best to assist you.

Brad Alcorn, Special Counsel at Fee Langstone
Brad will discuss bullying and harassment in the workplace and the current approach employed by WorkSafe. He will discuss examples of WorkSafe’s investigations of bullying and harassment as well as investigations and prosecutions undertaken by WorkSafe’s equivalents in other jurisdictions.

Ellie Harrison, Senior Associate at Wynn Williams
Looking at two trials concerning corporate recklessness in the health and safety context (one successful; one unsuccessful although under appeal), Ellie will cover the regulators’ approaches, judicial decisions and implications for underwriters.

Edwin Boshier, Senior Associate at Duncan Cotterill
Edwin will discuss the increasing pressures that prosecutions under the Health and Safety at Work Act are putting on statutory liability policies, and some issues to which insurers need to be alert. He will take us through the recent Ocean Fisheries case, discuss the prospect of director and officer charges becoming more common, and look at some cases which suggest an increasing willingness of defendants to resist charges or to seek alternatives to the more orthodox sentence of a conviction and fine. All of these have implications for insurers, with liability limits and certain exclusions becoming increasingly relevant.

Moderator:
Neil Beadle – Special Counsel, DLA Piper

WEBINAR INFORMATION:

How to View
NZILA uses Live Stream for presentations. You can view the webinar online through laptop/PC, tablet or smartphone. You do not need software to view the webinar, just an internet connection through a web browser such as Chrome, Edge or Firefox. Some firms have firewalls blocking access to Live Stream.
If you experience this issue, please liaise with your IT department, or seek an alternative internet connection such as your tablet or smartphone.

Access & Links
This is the first email you will receive with the link – another will be sent an hour before the webinar on Monday morning. Links will ONLY be sent to the registered delegates email address. The access link cannot be shared.

Technical difficulties
Leading up to and during this webinar please email Nicky Remkes – events@nzila.org if you are having any issues and she will do her best to assist you.

What will become of the RMA? A discussion on what’s not working and what is proposed to fix it

Date: 4 August 2021
Location: Northern Club, Auckland

The Resource Management Act has long been known as an unwieldy piece of legislation and piecemeal attempts at improvement have not helped to achieve it’s purpose.
Two speakers who are very familiar with the issues presented by the RMA.
Firstly, former Court of Appeal Judge Tony Randerson QC and chair of the Resource Management Review Panel will provide his views on the proposed reforms and the legislation intended to replace the RMA.
Then Patrick Lynch, Waikato Regional Council’s Manager – Regional Compliance, will share some examples of the practical difficulties of trying to enforce compliance with the RMA.

Meet the leaders – Wellington

Date: 17 May 2021
Location: Intercontinental Hotel, 2 Grey Street, Wellington Central

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.
This series is held by NZILA in conjunction with ICNZ.

Attendee cost is $39, 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 attending include:

  • Amanda Halfacree, Crombie Lockwood
  • Andrea Brunner, FMG
  • Emily Walton, Wynn Williams
  • John Archer, IAG
  • Jonathan Scragg, Duncan Cotterill
  • Karen Stevens, IFSO
  • Leon Briggs, Sedgwick
  • Nick Mereu, MAS
  • Peter Ziegler, McLarens
  • Sarah Knox, ICNZ

**Leaders may change to those advertised without notice

Global perspectives on the impact of Covid-19 on insurance law

Date: 11 May 2021
Location: Online

The findings and consequences of the UK Supreme Court and Australian test cases on the insurance response to the Covid-19 pandemic, including important developments on causation law.

Caroline Laband and Misha Henaghan, both from DLA Piper NZ, will present this free online webinar along with Carmen Elder who is an insurance litigator and Partner of DLA Piper based in Sydney, and Rebecca Hopkirk who is a Partner at DLA Piper’s London office.
Therefore this seminar will include global perspectives from NZ, the UK and Australia.

Go to the learning centre page to view this webinar.

Meet the leaders – Christchurch

Date: 7 May 2021
Location: Novotel Christchurch Cathedral Square Hotel, 52 Cathedral Square, Christchurch

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.
This series is held by NZILA in conjunction with ICNZ.

Attendee cost is $39, 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 attending include:

  • Helen Smith, Simpson Grierson
  • Jo Mason, NZ Brokers
  • Maree Cowan, Parker Cowan
  • Matt Hessian, McLarens
  • Steve Beal, FMG
  • Steve Hills, Marsh

**Leaders may change to those advertised with no notice

Meet the leaders – Auckland

Date: 14 April 2021
Location: The Northern Club, 19 Princes Street, Auckland Central

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.
This series is held by NZILA in conjunction with ICNZ.

Attendee cost is $39, 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 attending include:

  • Caroline Laband, DLA Piper
  • Dave Robb, Adjuxta Ltd
  • Dean Garrod, McLarens
  • Ian Pollard, Delta Insurance Group
  • John Beckett, Godfreys
  • John Bierre, Morgan Coakle
  • Kavita Deobhakta, Morgan Coakle
  • Kirsty McDonald, Duncan Cotterill
  • Peter Hunt, McElroys
  • Philip Van Zyl, Sedgwick
  • Philippa Fee, Fee Langstone
  • Rachel Trafford, Chubb
  • Sarah O’Brien, QBE
  • Tanya Wood, Duncan Cotterill

**Leaders may change to those advertised with no notice

CANCELLED TILL FURTHER NOTICE

Date: 17 February 2021
Location: The Hilton, Auckland and live streamed

2021 NZILA Lecture with Dr Bridgette Toy-Cronin

Due to the government announcement of Covid Level 3 being in place in Auckland over the period of our scheduled 2021 Lecture on the 17th February we are unfortunately not able to go ahead with this event. All attendees will be refunded shortly. We are in discussion with the presenter to develop a new date and offering, once details are confirmed we will email all those who had originally booked and update the membership via email. If you have any queries please don’t hesitate to contact the admin team at NZILA

Power and money in civil litigation
Civil justice reform is attempting to rebalance access to justice, acknowledging that players in the system have unequal access to power and money. Reforms include reviewing class actions and litigation funding, increasing judicial control of proceedings, initiatives to assist litigants in person (including increasing the jurisdiction of lawyer-less forums like the Disputes Tribunal), and developing specialist jurisdictions to deal with areas creating large numbers of claims. This session will explore these reforms, ask whether they can achieve their aims, and what it might mean for those practicing in the field of insurance law.  

Speaker:
Dr Bridgette Toy-Cronin is a Director and Senior Lecturer at the University of Otago Faculty of Law.

D&O Webinar

Date: 4 November 2020
Location: Online

Toni Ferrier, Chief Executive Officer, AIG NZ, Bhairav Shah, Head of Financial Lines AIG NZ, Marcus Pearson, Country Head, Marsh and Sharanjit Chagga, Head of FinPro, Marsh presented an overview of the D&O insurance market in NZ.

Please go to the learning center page for the recording.