Parsons Seminar Series with Professor Howard Bennett, University of Nottingham
24 August 2009
Extended Cover Clauses in Claims made Insurance Policies: Notification Requirements in Insurance and the General Law of Contract
Commentator John Carter, Sydney Law School
Chair Ian Enright, Henry Davis York
Professor Howard Bennett is the Hind Professor of Commercial Law at the University of Nottingham. Professor Bennett read English and French Law at King's College, London and the Universite de Paris I (Pantheon-Sorbonne). After reading for the Bar, he pursued postgraduate studies, again at King's College, before becoming a lecturer at the University of Nottingham in 1989. He has research interests in international trade and shipping law (particular marine insurance law), insurance and reinsurance law, general contract law and secured transactions law. He lectures regularly at professional seminars on international trade law and has lectured and given conference presentations and seminars on international trade law in Australia, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore and South Korea.
Professor John Carter holds a personal chair in Commercial Law at the Faculty of Law, University of Sydney. He has also been a consultant at Freehills since 1992. He is the general editor of the Journal of Contract Law. He has published many significant books including: Contract Law in Australia (5th ed), Breach of Contract (2nd ed), Mason & Carter'sRestitution Law in Australia (2nd ed) and Carter on Contract (a two volume looseleaf). He has served as a commissioner with the NSW Law Reform Commission, as the executive editor of the Sydney Law Review and Chairman of the Commercial Law Association of Australia Education Committee.
Ian Enright is Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Technology Sydney, and a Partner at Henry Davis York.He is the author of the monograph Australian Insurance Law and Regulation and the text Professional Indemnity Insurance Law, the second edition of which was awarded the 2008 British Insurance Law Association Book Prize. He is the honorary solicitor and on the conference committee for Financial Services Accountants Association. Ian is a regular speaker at the industry forums, consulted by the regulators on developments in the law and changes in regulation as well as being an active director of financial services entities.
About the seminar
The seminar focuses on HLB Kidsons (A Firm) v Lloyds Underwriters  EWCA Civ 1206;  Bus. L.R. 759;  1 Lloyd's Rep. 8; http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWCA/Civ/2008/1206.html professional indemnity insurance - policy - made on a "claims made" basis - notice in writing as soon as practicable - declaration that they are entitled to be indemnified
More generally, the presentation deals with the important question of when a contractual notice requirement will be treated as a condition, rather than a promise, and the implications of that for the making of claims under the contract.
Please note that this event will take place at St James Campus, 173-175 Phillip Street, Sydney
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Time: 5.30-7.15pm (Registration and refreshments: 5.30pm. Seminar: 6-7.15pm)
Location: Minter Ellison Room, Level 13, Sydney Law School, St James Campus, 173-175 Phillip Street, Sydney
Cost: $75.00 (inc GST)
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