Coverage Symposium

Leeds Coverage Symposium

9th June 2022

Join us at our London Coverage Symposium on 9th June at an event aimed at providing brokers with information on common coverage problems and tips on how to avoid them. The event this year will comprise a single over-arching case study which encompasses talks from our 5 practice groups.


Doubletree by Hilton, Granary Wharf, 2 Wharf Approach, Leeds, LS1 4BR

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14:00:  Talks – part 1
15:20:  Drinks break
15:40:  Talks – part 2
17:00:  Networking with drinks

The Talks

In a break from tradition, this year’s symposia are built around a single case study, constructed from a series of real coverage disputes, which touches on issues faced by each of the firm’s five practice groups. Unla Quay Pty Ltd is a most unfortunate policyholder, and suffers a number of losses for which it seeks indemnity under its various policies, which include PDBI; Construction All Risks; Latent Defects; Environmental Liability; and D&O.

David PryceManaging Partner

Construction Risks

The Construction Risks segment will look at aggregation under a Construction All Risks policy, how to calculate the cost of improvement under the LEG3 defects exclusion, and whether there is cover for excavating defective material in order to access and repair damaged insured property.

Reinsurance & International Risks

The Reinsurance & International Risks segment will look at what happens when a policyholder settles with an insurer at the same time as the insurer settles with its reinsurers, and one of the reinsurers doesn’t pay its share.

Aaron Le MarquerPartner

Products & Environmental Risks

The Products & Environmental Risks segment will examine the triggers for cover under an Environmental Liability Policy and the issue of double/other insurance.

Financial & Commercial Risks

The Financial & Commercial Risks segment will cover the issue of consent, allocation, and the insurability of fines and penalties.

Alex RosenfieldSenior Associate

Property Risks

The Property Risks segment will cover the operation of exclusions such as gradual deterioration and wear & tear that act as a barrier to cover under property damage policies, as well as the extent of cover available under latent defect policies for the costs of remediating fire safety defects, with particular reference to cladding & compartmentation issues.

Daniel RobinSenior Associate

Professional Risks

The Professions segment will cover the impact of an “express guarantee/warranty” exclusion on a claim for breach of an absolute obligation to comply with building regulations, as well as considering the latest court decisions on aggregation.

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Damage: a deep dive


13/09/2022 11:00 am

This session will dig deeper into a subject touched upon briefly in David's recent Defects Exclusions webinar. It will aim to provide a pathway through the leading authorities in relation to the various common types of damage encountered in construction projects, including physical rearrangement, overlaying of insured property with benign substances, and contamination.