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Charities, Education, Insurance (insurers and self insured)
BTO Solicitors LLP 5th Floor, The Presentation Suite, 48 St. Vincent Street, Glasgow G2 5HS.
Our speakers Wendy Thomson, Partner & Solicitor Advocate, and Claire White, Partner, have considerable experience of handling abuse claims directly for organisations and on behalf of insurers.
12:00 - 12:30: Registration
12:30 - 13:30: Seminar and Q & A
13.30 - 14:00: Informal buffet lunch
It would appear that hardly a week passes without more media headlines about historic abuse allegations surfacing against an organisation.
Recent changes to limitation laws in Scotland have made it easier for historic claims to be brought, which, coupled with forthcoming changes to the costs regimes applicable to such claims, means that any organisation which currently has or historically has had responsibility for the education, health, safety or welfare of children may now find itself at greater risk of receiving such claims.
Dealing with historic child abuse claims, even where the organisation has the benefit of insurance cover, can be time consuming, costly, and stressful for all involved. They pose unique challenges given the sensitivity of the matters under investigation and the period of time that has very often passed.
This seminar will look at the effects of the recent changes in the law and the challenges these claims pose. We will provide guidance on:
Practical steps to take when such a claim is received
The information and evidence required
The particular challenges these claims can pose in terms of managing data protection issues
Steps that can be taken now to ensure that your organisation is properly equipped to respond to a claim
Dealing with the media and reputational issues
Valuation of the claim.
To whom will this seminar be of interest?
This seminar is free of charge.
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