Recent Cases Explored
A one-day conference
Talbot Hotel, Stillorgan, Co. Dublin
Date: 11th March 2020
Insurance claims is a hot topic that never seems to be out of the news. Whether it is fraudulent claims, high insurance premiums or business closures due to extravagant claims and rising costs, Ireland is now being viewed as having an extreme claims culture.
The introduction of The Judicial Council Bill introduced in July 2019 is expected to allow judges to recalculate damages and produce guidelines on Personal Injury pay-outs.
5 Structured CPD Points
Insurance companies are under the microscope as only a small number of fraudulent claims are being reported to the gardai resulting in higher premiums for consumers.
Some of the larger councils have had an increase in the number of personal injury claims against them in the last 2 years which would result in a substantial pay out to settle.
This conference will delve into the big issues coming down the track and what needs to be done to put some stability into the sector.
Full Day Programme
8.50am Conference Chairperson & Opening Remarks
Charlie Weston – Personal Finance Editor- Irish Independent
|9.00am Downward pressure on awards – the Judicial Council Act 2019 – the Perjury and Related Offences Bill
Speaker: Martin Scanlon Barrister-at-Law, The Law Library
|9.40am Defence Litigation strategies
Speaker: Paula McCarthy BComm International (Spanish), Barrister-at-Law
|10.20am Fraudulent Claims – Section 26 applications
Speaker: Mark Curran, Accredited Mediator, Barrister-at-Law, The Law Library
|11.00am Coffee break|
|11.30am Update on work of Cost Insurance Working Group
Speaker: Cathal Sheridan, Principal Officer, Funds, Insurance, Markets & Pensions Division, Department of Finance
|12.00pm Whiplash- the enigma explained
Speaker: Dr Jean O’Sullivan Consultant in Emergency Medicine Lecturer in Trinity College Dublin
|12.30pm Employers Liability and Public Liability
Speaker: Anne Conlon, Barrister-at-Law, The Law Library
|Employers Liability and Public Liability- How it should be used in defence of a claim
Speaker: Anne Conlon, Barrister-at-Law, The Law Library
|2.00pm Panel Discussion with experts in the Claims and Insurance field|
|2.30pm Recent Judgements in Personal Injury claims
Speaker: Louise Smith, Partner at Ronan Daly Jermyn Solicitors
A commentary on recent Court decisions focusing on;
|3.10pm How AI is changing the fight against insurance fraud.
Speaker: Dave Farrelly, Partner, DF Consulting
Consultant in Emergency Medicine Lecturer in Trinity College Dublin
Dr. Jean O’Sullivan is an honours graduate of University College Cork (1999) and is currently a Consultant in Emergency Medicine at Tallaght Hospital and a lecturer in Emergency Medicine at Trinity College Dublin.Read more
In 2003 Dr. O’Sullivan was awarded a Diploma in Sports and Exercise Medicine at the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and in the same year was awarded the Membership Examination in Accident and Emergency Medicine at the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.
In 2004 she was awarded Membership of the Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine at the Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland.
Dr. O’Sullivan became a Fellow of the College of Emergency Medicine, London in 2008 and in 2012 successfully completed a Diploma in Forensic and Medico-Legal Medicine at University College Dublin. In 2008 Dr. O’Sullivan founded an international charity, Global Emergency Care Skills and has worked extensively throughout Africa. Dr. O’Sullivan is a member of the Medicolegal Society of Ireland and has worked as a medico-legal expert since 2008. In 2018 she was appointed to the Board of the Personal Injuries Assessment Board.
Partner at Ronan Daly Jermyn Solicitors
Louise specialises in insurance defence work. A Partner in Ronan Daly Jermyn’s Litigation and Dispute Resolution team, she has considerable experience advising on motor, employers’, and public liability as well as indemnity claims for both insured and self-insured bodies.Read more
Louise is particularly well known for her work in the area of insurance fraud, defending fraudulent and exaggerated claims. She has a wealth of practical experience in dealing with such claims at all court levels across the country and liaises closely with clients in the formation of anti-fraud strategies.
Accredited Mediator, Barrister-at-Law, The Law Library
Mark Curran is a practising barrister and has a broad civil practice with a particular emphasis on personal injuries law, employment law and regulatory litigation.Read more
Mark graduated from University College Dublin with a First Class Honours Degree in Business and Law and subsequently completed an LLM at the University of Cambridge specialising in commercial litigation. Mark is a member of the New York State Bar having completed the New York State Bar Exam in 2014.
Barrister-at-law, The Law Library
Martin Scanlon BL was called to the Bar in 2012 and has a civil/commercial practice, including personal injuries.Read more
Before commencing practice at the Bar, Martin held roles as a judicial assistant to the Supreme Court, and in two large Irish firms, with a particular focus on representing insured defendants in medical negligence actions.
In 2017, Martin was appointed an Assistant Classifier by the Irish Film Classification Office.
Barrister-at-Law, The Law Library
Anne Conlon BL LLM, MA, MSc, is a practicing barrister working in the area of general practice including medical negligence, employment law and personal injury.Read more
Prior to being called to the Bar Anne worked for over 20 years as a General Manager in the private healthcare sector – a highly regulated environment. Anne completed a Master of Laws (Human Rights) at the University of Keele, a Master of Arts (Women’s Studies) at University College Dublin and a Master of Science (Healthcare Management) at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. In addition, Anne holds qualifications in employment law and data protection law. Anne is a research specialist providing training and research services for several high-profile organisations. Finally, Anne has served as a Chairperson / director on both healthcare industry and NGO boards – including the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre.
BComm International (Spanish), Barrister-at-Law
Prior to commencing practice at the Bar, Paula worked for some years in the IT sector and worked with multinational companies both in Madrid and Dublin.Read more
Paula was called to the Bar in 2009 and is practising for 11 years. Paula has a broad civil practice which includes commercial, chancery, banking, land and conveyancing as well as a criminal practice on the Cork Circuit.
Partner, DF Consulting
Dave Farrelly is a dynamic and accomplished business and technology leader with over 20 years experience in the IT industry.Read more
Dave’s areas of expertise include digital transformation, data protection and security compliance.
Dave has a Masters in International Business from Trinity College Dublin and previous qualifications and certifications from Maynooth University, The Irish Management Institute and DIT.
Dave leads DF Consulting and along with a team of associates offers businesses Digital Transformation, GDPR and Security consultancy services.
Principal Officer, Insurance Unit, Department of Finance
Personal Finance Editor
Charlie Weston is the personal finance editor of the ‘Irish Independent’.The country’s foremost personal finance journalist, he features weekly on ‘The Last Word’ on TodayFM, and is a regular contributor on RTE radio, NewsTalk and regional radio stations. He campaigns on consumer issues, with a focus on insurance costs, variable mortgage rates, credit unions and high motor insurance premiums.Read more
Charlie was honoured with an Outstanding Achievement Award at the annual Business Journalists’ Association and Smurfit Business School journalism awards in 2016. He was chosen as Campaigning Journalist of the Year in 2018 for his work breaking the tracker mortgage scandal story. He has won numerous other journalism awards.
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 to name just a few.
There will be 5 CPD points awarded to attendees at this conference. Please check directly with your association or awarding body to see how many points they will award.
Talbot Hotel, Stillorgan, Co. Dublin
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The rate to attend includes morning tea/coffee and refreshments on arrival at registration, mid-morning tea/coffee and pastries and buffet lunch. You will receive the speakers PowerPoint presentations within 24 hours after the event.