Public Sector Seminars

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The end of the affair

As we approach the end of the UK’s membership of the EU, the country seems increasingly divided and predicting the future is impossible. Will it be ‘Deal or no Deal’? At home the government is Brexit focused, the electorate divided and we have volatile public policy. This is a challenging time for those tasked with delivering public services, not least risk professionals. Finances remain tight, the localism agenda continues and local authorities have been challenged to generate their own income from new trading entities.

To equip delegates to meet this new future, Weightmans is proud to announce the details of our public sector seminars. We will also be introducing some new, but familiar, faces who will be covering a diverse range of topics designed to help you chart a course through these turbulent times…


09:00 - 09:25 Arrival and registration
09:25 - 09:30 Introduction
09:30 - 10:00

EL update - Employees and quasi-employees

  • Liability for volunteers
  • The ‘gig’ economy
  • The end of Europe
  • What the judges are doing
 10:00 - 10:40

PL update - public responsibility

  • October 2018, the Highways Code
  • Powers and duties
  • Slips, trips and falls
  • Big data
 10:40 - 11:10

Fraud update - the war on fraud

  • Just opportunists? PL frauds
  • The enemy within, EL fraud
  • Motorists
  • The information game
11:00 - 11:20


11:30 - 12:00

Disease claims - is the peak in sight

  • Acoustic shock following Goldscheider - protection
  • Rising cost of mesothelioma, immunotherapy
  • Low level asbestos exposure
  • Emerging risks - acrylamides and 3 G pitches
12:00 - 12:35

Public policy and trends - Where are we going, and are we there yet

  • Claims data/ trends/ analysis
  • The Brexit effect
  • The future arrives on Tuesday
  • Duties of care
 12:35 - 13:00  Round-up and questions
 13:00 Onwards  Lunch

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