The 2019 ALARM Conference is returning to the University of Manchester between 23 and 25 June 2019. For many years the worker bee has represented Manchester's community spirit and hive of activity, and more recently used as a symbol of unity and resilience. This year's Conference draws inspiration from this and celebrates risk and insurance professionals Working Together through times of austerity, in the face of challenge and period of great change.
ALARM’s Risk Awards take place on Monday, 24 June and recognise achievement in risk management, acknowledging the work of risk and insurance practitioners across a number of categories.
We will be delighted to meet you on our exhibition stand 22. Our expert lawyers will be available throughout the conference; book your place for a chat on the sidelines. Let’s have a coffee >>
Our expert lawyers will be speaking on Monday, 24 June:
3B The Challenge of commercialisation
Presented by Paul Tarne in conjunction with speakers from Risk Management Partners and Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council ). Exploring some of the challenges and benefits of increased commercialisation of the public sector from three different viewpoints: Paul will examine the legal issues arising and in particular the new areas of risk that are engaged by increased commercial interests. Phil will consider the insurance implications that commercialisation creates and will explore the insurers attitude to the commercialisation of the public sector. Finally Sarah and John will discuss Stockport Council's experiences of major commercial projects; how they have been managed from an insurance and risk perspective and how hurdles have been overcome. Register >>
4C Children's services legal claims
Presented by Michael Pether and Garry Dover. A full review of the state of the law relating to children's services following the Supreme Court decision in CN & GN v Poole and look to future risk management indicators and claims management strategies. The talk by two specialist abuse lawyers, will review all aspects of social services child abuse claims including duty of care, human rights, vicarious liability, limitation, disclosure and the latest from the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA). Register >>
5B Highways and the Code of Practice
A panel debate with Paul Tarne representing BLM. Discussing all things highways and the new code of practice (CoP): Well-managed highway infrastructure which was introduced in 2016. Highways authorities had until October 2018 to adopt the risk based approach highlighted in the CoP. We will discuss how authorities are adapting to this change. Register >>