Christchurch Seminar: New Year – Legal Snapshot

Date: 9 April 2018

Time: 4.30pm

Location: Chateau on the Park, Christchurch


Presenters : Melissa Borcoski and Tyler Brown of Saunders Robinson Brown

New Year Legal Snapshot Presentation





2018 NZILA Lecture Series

Start date: 5 March 2018

End date: 12 March 2018

The 2018 Lecture Series had Professor Rob Merkin discussing Can the assured’s conduct defeat a claim covering fraud within the claims process, criminality and negligent / reckless acts.

Auckland 5th March
Christchurch 6th March
Wellington 12th March

CPD Points: 2


NZILA & ICNZ Liability Discussion Group – Cyber Technologies and the Year in Review

Date: 16 November 2017

Time: 10am - 12pm

Location: Auckland

The final Liability Discussion Group for 2017 was held at The Northern Club. A panel discussed cyber technologies and the year in review.

Jeremy Jones
, Head of Cyber Security, Theta NZ
David Maritz, Senior Manager, Matson Driscoll & Daimco Pty Limited
Ian Pollard, Managing Director, Delta Insurance
Heather Ward, Principal Advisor, National Cyber Policy Office

Click here to download the presentation.

Click here for the report referenced in the presentation.

Christchurch Regional Event – An Insurance Law Update with Henry Holderness, University of Canterbury

Date: 31 October 2017

Asia Pacific Insurance Conference

Start date: 18 October 2017

End date: 20 October 2017

Location: Singapore

APIC uniquely draws together regional and international experience and expertise to host an insurance industry conference that will provide a singular opportunity to focus attention on insurance issues that are relevant to the Asia Pacific region specifically, and globally as a whole.

APIC is the first Asian regional conference organized by a collection of major insurance related organizations, affiliated under the auspices of the International Insurance Law Association/Association Internationale de Droit des Assurances (AIDA).

AIDA is a non-profit making international association, which promotes and develops at an international level, collaboration between insurance industry participants.

To view the presentations please click here

30th LAWASIA Conference

Start date: 18 September 2017

End date: 21 September 2017

Location: Tokyo | Japan

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.

NZILA Conference 2017

Start date: 13 September 2017

End date: 15 September 2017

Location: Te Papa, Wellington

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

Christchurch Regional Event – The Insureds’ Perspective, a three panel discussion

Date: 15 August 2017

NZILA & ICNZ Liability Discussion Group – New and Emerging Risks

Date: 9 August 2017

Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm

Location: Auckland

Topics and Speakers:
– 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

NZILA & ICNZ Liability Insurance Discussion Group

Date: 5 July 2017

Location: Auckland

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.