A Smuggler’s Tale – Lessons from the High Seas

Only 6 years after the decision in the The Cendor Mopu [2011] UKSC 5, the Supreme Court is once again set to grapple with an issue of proximate causation involving the interplay between an insuring clause and an exclusion.  Why do such issues still prove difficult for judges to decide correctly and is there hope on the horizon for increased certainty?

This session will examine the issues raised in the forthcoming appeal to the Supreme Court in The B Atlantic from the perspective of both marine and non-marine insurance lawyers.  The session will include an interactive case study involving the application of a marine policy form in a non-marine context.  The aims of the session are to unravel the mysteries of causation in the context of construing insuring clauses and exclusions and to consider their application on the boundary between marine and non-marine insurance.

The session will be chaired by Colin Edelman QC, who is acting for the underwriters in The B Atlantic.

Richard Harrison will present the case study session, which will provide an opportunity for debate and discussion with participants, followed by a mock trial conducted by Ishaani Shrivastava and Marianne Tutin.

This seminar will be suitable for insurers, brokers and insurance law practitioners.  It is free of charge, and will take place at our offices on Wednesday 5 July 2017.
Registration begins at 5.30pm with the seminar commencing at 6pm followed by drinks and canapés from 7.00pm.

To register your interest, please email Lorna Claridge, Marketing Assistant.

This seminar is offered free of charge.  Spaces are limited but please do feel free to ask others in your firm to contact us if they are interested in attending.

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