Update on Cost of Insurance Working Group – Civil Liability (Amendment) Bill 2017 – PIAB (Amendment) Bill 2017

A one-day conference

Royal Marine Hotel,
Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

Date: 22nd February 2018

CMG have run a number of events on the topic of Claims Management which have been hugely successful and very heavily attended. Therefore we expect the 2018 conference to be even bigger and better with a new revised programme of the latest issues affecting the sector and possible solutions to use going forward.

This event typically sells out quickly, so prompt booking is strongly advised to secure your place at the early bird rate Save €100.00 – Early Bird Rate is €395.00 + VAT (Normal rate €495.00 + VAT)

Please note the early bird discount can close sooner than expected once a certain amount of seats fill up, therefore your prompt booking is strongly advised to avoid disappointment.

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6 Structured CPD Points

Claims management has witnessed a lot of changes over the last decade. It has become imperative for those dealing with claims to recognise the need and be able to handle the complexities associated. This one day conference will give you key tips on how to manage and prepare for claims whether you are an insurer, legal consultants, public or private sector organization.  The focus of the conference will be right across the board whether you are dealing with healthcare related claims, medical negligence claims, motor claims, personal injury claims, employment relations claims or household claims to name just a few

The aim of this conference is to give delegates a firm overview of what to expect in terms of changes in the claims management space over the next 12/24 months and how to prepare accordingly.

Conference Programme

Update – Cost of Insurance Working Group

  • Protecting the customer
  • Improving Data Availability
  • Improving Personal Injuries Claims Environment
  • Reducing Costs in the claims process
  • Reducing Insurance Fraud and uninsured driving
  • Protecting Road Safety and Reducing Collisions

Civil Liability (Amendment) Bill 2017

  • Awards of damages
  • PPOs – Consensula and non-consensual periodic payment orders
  • Catastrophic injury and long term permanent care
  • Annual indexation
  • What changes should be noted with the amendment of the insurance act 1964
  • Bankruptcy Act 1988 – changes to note
  • Taxes consolidation Act 1997 – Amendments
  • Civil liability and Courts Act 2004 – changes to note
  • Financial Implications

PIAB (Amendment) Bill 2017

Speaker: Dorothea Dowling, Founding Chair Personal Injuries Board, Chartered Insurer, Accredited Mediator & Affiliate Member Society of Actuaries

Social Welfare Recoverability – UPDATE from 2017 conference
Speaker: Christy Grogan, Assistant Principal officer, Department of Employment and Social Protection

  • Social Welfare Act
  • Policy Origins
  • Legislation
  • Practical Application

Justice ex machina – Robots in Claims Management
Speaker: Eoghan Casey, Barrister-at-Law, The Law Library

  • Developing Claims Algorithms
  • Trees and Nodes
  • Actuarial Thinking: Probability to Price
  • Speaking Legal: Price to Probability
  • Useful Inputs from Big Data

Taxation of costs

  • Taxing master’s failure to tax new Bills of Costs following Isobelle Sheehan C.A. 2016 – discussed

Damages Update
Speaker: Sarah Corcoran, BL, The Law Library

  • Proportionality between awards
  • The book of quantum
  • Exemplary/aggravated damages
  • The Reddy v Bates reduction
  • The real rate of return

The impact and role of the Court of Appeal in personal injuries cases.

  • The new court decisions in tort law cases both in relation to liability and quantum since 2014.
  • The extent to which appeal courts can revisit findings of fact
  • Whether the court has been effective in bringing about greater consistency in High Court rulings

Supreme Court Setanta decision
Speaker: Mark Rodgers, Barrister-at-Law, The Law Library

Law Reform Commission report on expert evidence explained

  • Bias and unconscious bias

Recent case law
Speaker: Mr Eoin Martin, Barrister-at-Law, The Law Library

  • Occupier’s liability and the duty of care of landowners. 
  • Two significant cases from 2017 discussed:
  • Case one – The Court of Appeal decision in Newman v. Cogan – An occupier carries out repairs to their own house which later cause injuries to another party.
  • Case two – Judge White’s decision in Wall v. National Parks and Wildlife Service concerning the lady who fell while walking in Glendalough.

This conference content and advice will relate to all involved directly or indirectly in the claims process from solicitors, barristers, government departments, semi-state agencies, insurers, healthcare professionals, corporate firms and consultants.

There will be 6 structured CPD points awarded to all attendees at this conference.

Dorothea DowlingDorothea Dowling

Founding Chair Personal Injuries Board, Chartered Insurer, Accredited Mediator, Affiliate Member Society of Actuaries

Dorothea Dowling is a Chartered Insurer, as well as an accredited mediator, and among a number of professional qualifications holds a Masters of Law.

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She is probably best known as Chair of the Motor Insurance Advisory Board which was a statutory investigation into the cost of insurance that made 67 recommendations in 2002 which were accepted by Government including establishment of the Personal Injuries Asessment Board of which she was Chair until February 2014.

Mark RodgersMark Rodgers

Barrister-at-Law, The Law Library

Mark Rodgers is a barrister based in the Law Library, Dublin practising in civil and commercial law, including personal injuries.

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Mark has degrees in law from Trinity College Dublin and the University of Cambridge and was called to the Irish Bar in 2012. He was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 2010.

Eoghan CaseyEoghan Casey

Barrister-at-Law, The Law Library

Eoghan Casey is a practising barrister and lecturer in law.

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Eoghan practises in civil law, primarily for institutional clients such as banks, receivers and insurers. He lectures in corporate and business law for professional accountancy courses and has a background in financial trading.

Christy GroganChristy Grogan

Assistant Principal officer, Department of Employment and Social Protection

Christy Grogan is an Assistant Principal officer at the Department of Employment and Social Protection.

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His current role in the Illness, Disability and Carer Policy Unit includes policy development in the area of Recoverable Benefits and Assistance.

Royal Marine Hotel, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

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