The Grenfell Tower fire

The Old Library, Lloyd's
Wednesday, 30 May 2018
1:15 pm – 2:00 pm
    • Graham Denny, Partner, EC3 Legal LLP
  • Accident lecture

In this IIL accident lecture Graham Denny talked about the devastating Grenfell Tower fire and the impact it has had on the UK and International insurance industry and other interested parties.

High profile events like the Grenfell Tower fire are particularly difficult to manage as an insured, insurer and reinsurer. Trying to establish what is true and false in the media coverage; thee understandably emotionally driven calls for blame to be attributed; as well as the various potential entities and individuals involved looking to position themselves to minimise the risk of liability or involvement in investigations. In addition, there is the political pressure to ensure full insurance pay-outs. Graham attempted to separate fact from fiction and discuss the current situation.

By the end of this lecture members would have gained an insight into:

  • Overview the main insurance related issues when it comes to insurance coverage of such events including:
    • Cause of damage
    • Non disclosure
    • Limits of indemnity
    • Scope of indemnity

  • Reinsurance issues
  • International litigation issues

Speaker Bio:
Graham is a partner and specialises in national and international dispute resolution as well as insurance and reinsurance including: advising on (re)insurance product development; defending clients against proceedings and regulatory investigations; and, advising clients on insurance and reinsurance coverage disputes.

Darren Holmes, Marsh Risk Consulting.

  • The Old Library, Lloyd's
  • One Lime Street
  • London
  • EC3M 7HA
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