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We will have four short presentations on the below topics followed by Q&A:
Tora Brooks, business development manager, Shepper
Karl Parr, head of claims technical excellence & support, Ageas
Andrew Sellers, group claims service delivery manager, Hiscox Group Claims Operations
Adrien Cohen, co-founder & chief commercial officer, Tractable
Although welcomed in some quarters, there is growing concern that there could be unintended consequences of the Ministry of Justice's proposed PI reforms on other sectors.
In this session we will explore some of the potential drawbacks of the proposals that might see today's proponents ultimately regret the proposed reforms in future years.
We will have a few short presentations followed by an interactive Q&A session with the Claims Club members and speakers.
Among the areas under consideration are:
1) Travel Claims
The Association of British Travel Agents have reported a significant rise in the number of consumer gastric illness claims made against travel companies by UK holidaymakers in
With this in mind ABTA will explore the hypothesis - supported by findings from its members - that the exclusion of overseas claims from the scope of reforms have led CMCs to divert their activities from RTAs claims to sickness claims, and offer a proposal as to what could be done to curb this trend.
2) A boon for Claims Management Companies/ a bust for honest victims
In a recent blog for Post, Carpenters Law managing director Donna Scully described the reforms as "a very blunt instrument to tackle some of the complex issues we face".
Here Donna will expand on her assertion that the seven hurriedly drafted clauses inserted into the long delayed Prisons and Courts Bill, unfairly penalise genuinely injured people, threaten our system of restorative insurance cover and create the conditions for a significantly less regulated market, where the ability to pursue justice is severely curtailed.
Susan Deer, senior solicitor, ABTA
Luke Petherbridge, public affairs manager, ABTA
Sarah Hills, partner, BLM
Donna Scully, managing director, Carpenters Law
11:50 End of Meeting