Avoiding Another PII Trainwreck – Planning For Successful And Pain-Free Renewa

What you need to do to plan for professional indemnity insurance renewal in a hard market.

Thursday, 21 October 2021
1:00 PM Dublin
€67.00 Registration Fee

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Avoiding Another PII Trainwreck

Planning For Successful And Pain-Free Renewal

What you need to do to plan for professional indemnity insurance renewal in a hard market.

PII renewal in 2020 was a nightmare for many of us and 2021 is not looking any better.  Negative international market forces in PI insurance across all professions are something that none of us can have any control over individually.

So what can you do?  

Understand the state of the market and what your available options are and then prepare your renewal application so that your firm is presented to underwriters in the best possible light.

On this session our regular presenters Martin and Flor will be joined by solicitors and professional indemnity insurance experts – Julie Brennan Solicitor and Managing Director of the Institute of Legal Research and Standards, Sinéad Ryan Solicitor and Director of DWF Law and Finbarr Jeffers, Director of O’Leary Insurance

Julie Brennan is a Solicitor and Managing Director of the Institute of Legal Research and Standards, home of the Q Standard.  Over the last 12 years, Julie has worked exclusively in the area of risk, quality and practice management for Irish Law firms and has conducted over 1000 audits.  Many firms will not have completed the long common proposal form in a number of years.  Julie will take us through the 2021 common proposal and provide some insightful tips on how best to complete it so as to present your firm in the best possible light to underwriters.  

Sinéad Ryan is Director and People Partner with DWF Law and is vastly experienced colleague specialising in the area of handling professional indemnity and insurance issues involving solicitors; she knows what things look like if you don’t get this right and she is uniquely positioned to explain what types of claims are made against solicitors and what solicitors should pay particular attention to when completing their proposal forms. She will also touch briefly upon the nature of the insurance relationship and the importance of the disclosure process. In other words, what you do and don’t say in your application and what that means for you.

Finbarr Jeffers is a Director of O’Leary Insurance and is probably one of the most experienced brokers in the country when it comes to solicitor’s professional indeminity insurance. There isn’t much (anything?) happening in this market that Finbarr isn’t aware of. Finbarr will be able to provide you with an unparalleled, up to the minute overview of the current market and give you a clear vision of what you are facing into this year.

Our presenters will also be taking questions during this session so ensure to join us Live to have your questions answered.

This episode will qualify for 1 hour of Regulatory CPD by e-Learning.

Please join us at 1pm on Thursday, 21 October 2021 for this Special PII Renewal Planning Session.

Flor McCarthy

Flor McCarthy is one of Ireland’s leading solicitors and an award-winning author. Flor has been in private practice for over 20 years and is managing partner at McCarthy + Co. LLP. More recently, Flor has joined forces with esteemed colleague, Martin Lawlor, in setting up Solicitors Growth, a community platform dedicated to supporting solicitors with the challenges of private practice.  Flor is also the founder and director of EU Business Partners providing best in class GDPR Article 27 representation in the EU for non-EU businesses.

Flor is the author of the award-winning book, The Solicitor’s Guide to Marketing, a leading text in marketing for the profession. He has been elected by his peers to sit on the exclusive Council of the Law Society of Ireland and also sits on the Data Protection and IP Committee.

Martin Lawlor

As managing partner of Coghlan Kelly Solicitors, Martin Lawlor, has worked in private practice for over 35 years. In that time, Martin has worn many hats. Two of which included him chairing the Law Society’s Money Laundering Reporting Committee, as well as being former chair of the Regulation of Practice Committee.

He has been elected as a council member of the Law Society of Ireland for over 12 years, is involved in many local committees and has been the director of elections for Fine Gael since 2007.
Now alongside colleague, Flor McCarthy, Martin has founded Solicitors Growth, an initiative that aims to provide the regulatory CPD requirements for solicitors through its monthly webinars, but also provides a support system for colleagues to connect, learn and grow together as a community of peers

Thursday, 21 October 2021, 1:00 PM

€67.00 Registration Fee

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