Update on CIWG (Cost of Insurance Working Group), PIAB Amendment Bill & PIC Report 1

Royal Marine Hotel, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

Date: 3rd July 2018

CMG have run a number of events on the topic of Claims Management which have been hugely successful and very heavily attended.

Most of the feedback asks for further information on Personal Injury Claims & Compensation. 

The aim of this conference is to give delegates a firm overview of what to expect in terms of personal injury claims, what’s changing and how to manage these claims most effectively.

This is a must attend event for all professionals involved in the claims process, from barristers to solicitors, insurers, employers, public and private sector bodies.

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

Full Day Programme 8.50am to 4pm

Opening remarks by Conference Chair Person

Compensation law “Back to Basics

  • Examination of the theoretical basis for compensation law.
  • Is it fulfilling its functions?
  • Longitudinal analyses of insurance data. 
  • Are there better alternatives?

Investigating Accidents and Personal Injury Claims

  • Key steps at the early stages
  • Common mistakes by claims handlers or investigators

Settling a Personal Injury Case

  • Party Driven Settlements – lodgement/tenders, S17 offers, Calderbank offers.
  • Court driven settlements – S15 mediation conferences.
  • Finality of settlements – options available to parties, obligations, enforcement and exceptional circumstances where agreed settlements can be set aside.

Speaker: Dorothea Dowling, Chartered Insurer, retired former Chair of Personal Injuries Assessment Board and of Motor Insurance Advisory Board.

CIWG (Cost of Insurance Working Group) Update

Speaker: Cathal Sheridan, Principal Officer, Insurance Policy Group, Department of Finance

PIAB Driven Settlements  

  • PIAB awards, early neutral evaluation, consequence of refusing PIAB assessments, recovery of legal fees within the PIAB process and enforcement of PIAB awards.

PIAB Amendment Bill

  • Update on PIAB Amendment Bill

Personal Injuries Commission (PIC)

  • Update on the implementation of the recommendations from the PIC’s first report

Speaker: Eoghan Coyne, PIAB / Department of Business, Enterprise & Innovation / Personal Injuries Commission

Scarring Injuries

Procedure – experts, disclosure and privilege

  • Privilege – when you have it, how you can lose it and how you can keep it.
  • Disclosure – when you must disclose, when you don’t need to and avoiding mistakes.
  • Experts and the PI protocol – avoiding the pitfalls.

Speaker: Sean Carroll, Company Director, MedLaw

Occupational health – Stress at work & Employee safety

  • Overview of the 2005 Health & Safety Act.
  • Employers’ liability for psychiatric injuries in the workplace.
  • Effectively dealing with stress in the HRM context.
  • Case law and legislation update.

Speaker: Sarah Reid, Barrister-at-Law, The Law Library

Fraudulent and exaggerated injury claims

  • The role of verifying affidavits in personal injury litigation.
  • Court procedure and how to defend a case on behalf of an insurance company where a Plaintiff has engaged in fraud.
  • The role of An Garda Siochana in fraud cases.
  • Section 26 of the Civil Liability and Courts Act 2004 and the implications of the section on personal injuries litigation.
  • Low impact cases and personal injuries. 

Speaker: Niamh O’Sullivan, Barrister-at-Law, The Law Library

Consumer Protection Code and subject access request, topics include

  • General Principles.
  • General requirements.
  • Conflicts of interest.
  • Provision of information.
  • Knowing the Consumer.
  • Errors and Complaints Resolution.
  • Subject Access Requests – What are the rights of the data subject.
  • Excessive Questions – DPC case studies

Speaker: Niall Daly, Director, Pro Insurance Claims

Compensating Elderly Clients – Practice & Tactics

  • Acting for elderly clients: key considerations
  • Assissing capacity
  • Quantum issues (including care and accommodation)
  • Acting for elderly people made wards of court

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

There will be 6 structured CPD points awarded to all attendees at this conference from the CPD certification service

Sarah ReidSarah Reid

Barrister-at-Law, The Law Library

Sarah Reid LLB, LLM, BL is a practicing barrister specialising in personal injury and medical negligence.

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In recent years her area of specialisation has expanded to include the overlap between product liability laws, medical devices regulations and clinical negligence. In particular Sarah has focused her research on the defective PIP implants & DePuy recall of the ASR hip replacement system. Sarah is an associate legal expert with the Institute of Public Administration where she delivers specialised training in medical law, judicial review and courtroom skills to the public sector. She also lecturers Product liability law in Trinity College Dublin and is a guest lecturer in clinical negligence for the HSE & the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. In 2015 Sarah was appointed as legal counsel to the Oireachtas Banking Inquiry.

Eoghan CoyneEoghan Coyne

PIAB / Department of Business, Enterprise & Innovation / Personal Injuries Commission

Eoghan Coyne has been involved in personal injury claims assessment in Ireland for over 20 years and has extensive experience in all aspects of personal injury claim handling.

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Prior to working with the InjuriesBoard.ie Eoghan worked in the insurance industry in a variety of claims handling, investigative and management roles. He has worked with the InjuriesBoard.ie since it’s commencement in 2004. He is a statutory assessor and his other current responsibilities include management of the Board’s operational providers (predominantly medical practitioners)
and implementation / delivery of the Board’s quality assurance programme.

Royal Marine Hotel, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

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Secure your place at the early bird rate and save €100.00 (Early Bird Rate is €395.00 + VAT) – (Closing Friday 22nd June) – 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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  • 10% discount for the third delegate booked or subsequent bookings thereafter from the same company.

The rate to attend includes morning tea/coffee and refreshments on arrival at registration, mid-morning tea/coffee and pastries and full buffet lunch. You will receive the speakers PowerPoint presentations within 24 hours after the event. 

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