What’s new in 2016? What is happening in 2017? Join us at Airmic

12 May 2016

Join us at our forthcoming workshop at the Airmic Conference 2016 as we look at what is new in the legal arena in 2016 and gaze forward to the challenges of 2017 and beyond.

Our team of legal experts will look at how improved access to justice through digital courts square with the declared desire to prevent whiplash claims. We ask whether an increase in the small claims limit adds to claims inflation and whether the claimant quest for legal costs manifests itself as new claims elsewhere. Consultations on the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement and the increase in the small claims track are awaited – their terms, the responses and the detail will shape your future claims portfolio and processes.

‘Fundamental dishonesty’ issues of 2015 will once again be hot on the agenda as we review whether such issues will affect your claims history. We review the case of Adam Roberts and the issues around his fraud; what are the tactics and strategies to consider? Are there differences in approach between different industries? Does the identity of the risk carrier mean different considerations apply and are different decisions made?

The new Sentencing Guidelines are also on the agenda: fines are up – but by how much? We look at whether you will need more evidence even for a plea and whether this is costing more. We’ll help you understand if you have enough cover and importantly, whether it’s the right cover.

Finally, as Brexit dominates the news agenda, we are set to explore whether a Brexit means that "all bets are off".

Find out more about these topics at our workshop at Airmic, which will take place on Tuesday 7 June at 3pm.

Also taking place at this year’s conference is keynote presentation, Cyber Attack – A Scenario in Real Time. BLM partner Terry Renouf will be taking part in this plenary session on 6 June which is being run by the Cybercrime Research Institute and involves online computer simulation. More details can be found in the conference programme here.

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Disclaimer: This document does not present a complete or comprehensive statement of the law, nor does it constitute legal advice. It is intended only to highlight issues that may be of interest to clients of BLM. Specialist legal advice should always be sought in any particular case.

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