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Nottingham Insurance Institute puts Cyber Crime in the Dock

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Nottingham Insurance Institute has brought together a unique team from businesses across the East Midlands to stage a special mock insurance trial at The Galleries of Justice, on 3rd May.

The event is the brainchild of Caroline Bramhall, Training and Competency Manager at Russell Scanlan, and planned in detail alongside Adam Edwards, Associate at Browne Jacobson. Its aim is to spotlight the potential pitfalls of cyber-crime combined with the expected impact of the new Insurance Act which comes into place on 12th August 2016.

Funded by the Nottingham Insurance Institute, the trial will focus on a hypothetical cyber-related claim that has been subsequently rejected by an insurer. Expert barristers from Nottingham’s Ropewalk Chambers – James Howlett, Gareth McAloon and John Campbell, will look to establish if the decision can be upheld given the new legislation in place.

Robert Fletcher, National President of the Chartered Institute of Insurance will also attend alongside Regional CII President, Cath Ball.

The event has already attracted over 60 bookings from Nottingham’s insurance and the wider business community, with only a limited number of tickets remaining. The audience at the event will vote on the final judgement.

The two-hour mock trial will deliver training in preparation for the regulation changes and the team will also include Aaron Yates from Leicester based cyber-crime expert Berea Associates.

Caroline Bramhall said: “The new Act and cyber-crime are topics which couldn’t be more relevant to the UK’s businesses at present, hitting the national news agenda on a weekly basis. It will be essential for individuals and businesses to keep on top of the Insurance Act to ensure they don’t fall foul of the new law and we hope the mock trial will reflect that. Training is one thing but continuously updating that knowledge of the changes in the industry and emerging risks is key.

Cath Ball added: “The impressive backdrop of the city’s Galleries of Justice, an iconic local building, is the perfect choice of venue for this event and is sure to act as an important practical training tool for all of those taking part and attending.”

For more information and to book tickets please contact Caroline Bramhall at Russell Scanlan on 0115 9838805 or visit the Nottingham Insurance Institute website at www.localinstitutes.cii.co.uk/nottingham/home/events/2016/a-court-room-drama. Ticket prices are £10 for Nottingham Insurance Institute members and £20 for all other CII members and non-members.

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