Insurance Claims: COVID-19 and Business Interruption
Focussing on claims under Business Interruption Insurance, two expert guests will provide a legal summary, practical advice and take part in a Q&A as part of the Leeds Law School’s Law in Practice series.
Leeds Law School Law in Practice Webinar with Graham Bartlett and James Morris
Since mid-March, all non-essential businesses closed to help contain coronavirus. Measures like furlough and self-employed support have helped many survive. As an unprecedented recession looms, insurance claims have increased significantly.
Leeds Law School is pleased to host a special COVID-19, Law in Practice webinar, focussing on claims under Business Interruption Insurance. Two expert guests will provide a legal summary, practical advice and take part in Q&A.
Graham read Economics at the University of Bath, then joined Cunningham Hart, Chartered Loss Adjusters. Specialising in subsidence claims, he handled claims from the storms of ‘87 and ’90. He subsequently obtained his ACII, ACILA, LLM, studied Law and lectured at Northumbria.
Graham joined Trinity Chambers as a barrister in 2017 specialising in commercial and insurance disputes. One of the largest legal hubs outside London, they opened in Leeds this year. Graham writes an insurance blog, contributes to The Journal - official magazine of the Chartered Insurance Institute and is a member of the British Insurance Lawyers Association.
James is the Managing Partner of Indemnity Legal, specialising in resolution of disputed insurance claims. He read Law at Newcastle University and trained at City insurance practice Reynolds Porter Chamberlain. Specialising in advising on insurance claims, he was seconded to a large US insurer, directly adjusting its “major losses”.
In 2015, James joined JLT Specialty, advising commercial policyholders on insurance claim resolution and drafted policy terms. Returning to private practice in 2017, he joined Fenchurch Law and, in 2020, formed Indemnity Legal in Sheffield.
He uses his vast and diverse experience to advise commercial policyholders on challenging insurers when claims are declined, or policies cancelled or avoided.