Emerging Insurance Issues and Legal Update


Event summary

CIPFA Insurance Network invites you to a new series of events to update the busy public sector insurance practitioner on key new developments.

This event will include session’s covering the expected implementation of the Civil Liability Act, which will bring in much needed reform in relation to whiplash claims, as well as a new mechanism for calculating the discount rate.

In addition, developments since Grenfell around fire safety in high rise blocks and current insurance position, as well as how authorities can deal with vicarious liability implications of recent case law.


13 February 2019
Starts: 09:30
Ends: 15:30


CIPFA Mansell Street
77 Mansell Street
Greater London
E1 8AN
[See map]

Standard price

£195.00 excl VAT

Network Member Price

£125.00 excl VAT

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About this event

The afternoon session will cover one of the most important challenges affecting the public sector – the clear recruitment and retention difficulties in a variety of professional and specialist roles. Added to this is the growing use of informal employment (estimated 5 million people are employed in this type of capacity) as part of the 'gig economy'. Public sector organisations need to update themselves on insurance implications, otherwise they may be taking on more responsibility than they and their insurers think.

Who should attend?

This workshop is particularly aimed at risk and insurance managers and practitioners in public sector organisations (local authorities, NHS Trusts, higher education, schools, academies and housing associations). It will also support procurement, finance, audit and legal staff who support insurance practitioners, as well as those that are involved in the strategic decision of how to approach risk within the organisation.

How will I benefit?

By attending the workshop, delegates will:

  • hear how the tariff scheme will apply to whiplash claims, and the new system for calculating  the personal injury discount rate
  • understand full extent of liability insurance with reference to high rise buildings 
  • find out the importance of insuring against rogue employees stealing or releasing data 
  • gain an update on the future of data protection group litigation
  • listen to how the gig economy requires public sector insurance coverage to be updated and made flexible.

CPD hours

4 Hours


  • Audit
  • / Efficiency
  • / Ethics
  • / Governance
  • / Internal audit
  • / Professional development
  • / Risk management
  • / Value for money

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