Challenges for the Insurance Industry

30 Mar - 31 Mar 2017

Session information

Experience and issues arising from recent amendments to Insurance Law in England and Wales


Insurance Committee (Lead)
European Regional Forum


The English and Scottish Law Commissions spent nine years considering reforms to insurance law. They sought to balance the rights of insurers and policyholders though a combination of the introduction of a duty of fair presentation and proportionate remedies for breach of the duty in the Insurance Act 2015. A webinar, available to all registered attendees at the conference, will provide a comprehensive guide to the changes to law. The session will start with a high-level summary of the key changes to the law which serves as an introduction to a panel discussion on how the market has reacted to the new legislation. It will also discuss the challenges identified to date and opine on whether the UK’s got it right.

Session / Workshop Chair(s)

Sharon Daly Matheson, Dublin, Ireland; Senior Vice Chair, Insurance Committee
James Edwin PALMER Herbert Smith Freehills LLP, London, England


Siân French Placement UK and Ireland, Marsh UK, London, England
Paul Goulding Head of Insurance, London, England
Paul Greensmith XL Catlin, London, England
John Hurrell Airmic, London, England
Paul Lewis Herbert Smith Freehills LLP, London, England
Jonathan Sacher