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Clients and Risk First

Insurance Seminar
Where The Old Library
Lloyds of London
One Lime Street
London, EC3M 7HA
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Fasken Martineau is delighted to invite you to discuss issues of risk and uncertainty from a Canadian legal perspective, at The Old Library in Lloyds of London.


  • 5:00 pm  - Registration and refreshments
  • 5:30 pm  - Welcome
  •                     Presentations
  •                     Panel discussion and Q&A
  • 6:45 pm  - Cocktail reception and networking

Topics to be covered include:

Introduction: Canada for Plaintiffs: Still USA lite?
Christopher Gooding

Jurisdiction in Canada: Catch as catch can!
Avon Mersey

  • New era in choice of Canadian jurisdiction
  • Cost to insurers: up or down?
  • Review of new cases
  • What you need to know

Directors' Fiduciary Duties: Progressive development or unreasonable expansion?
Gerald Ranking

  • Evolution of scope of directors' responsibility enunciated by Supreme Court of Canada
  • Reaction of Boards - evolution of corporate responsibility as "good corporate citizens"

Risk Led Lawyering
Christopher Gooding

  • Risk is the new buzz word in Boardrooms: the insurance industry has lived it for centuries
  • All risk is in the final analysis legal risk
  • Bringing claims and litigation experience to front end lawyering
  • Claims trend prediction - the Canadian angle
  • Legal risk audits
  • Practical discussion point - BC Oil and Gas Commission findings on shale gas seismic risks