Retention of coverage counsel - part of the claims toolkit

The Old Library, Lloyd's
Wednesday, 13 November 2019
1:10 pm – 1:55 pm
    • Paul Schrieffer, Founding Partner, P.K. Schrieffer LLP
  • Claims lecture

In this IIL claims lecture Paul Schrieffer will provide members with specific criteria for evaluation of potential defence counsel, content of retention agreements, identifying reporting expectations, focused assignment and management of tasks and defining role of coverage counsel by claims manager as means to control claim expense.

The lecture will address the nature and role of coverage counsel in the claims adjustment process, effective selection and tasking of coverage counsel in the claims process, guidelines for coverage counsel on initial review of cover and as monitoring counsel in accepted tender claims, including reporting expectations.

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

  • The benefits of retaining coverage counsel as part of claims adjustment
  • Key considerations in the selection of coverage counsel
  • Effective tasking and use of coverage counsel as part of the claims adjustment process and coverage litigation
  • Role of coverage counsel and monitoring defense of claims

Steve Taylor, Director UK, Claims Preparation, Advocacy and Valuation, Global Risk Consulting, Commercial Risk Solutions, Aon.

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