ILG Week was hosted from the 22 -26 March 2021 and comprised of a series of practice area-specific webinars designed to help you understand and manage the many issues that impact your day-to-day work.

ILG Week focused on legal themes surrounding emerging ESG issues and global insurance law litigation matters involving casualty, property, construction, auto/motor, cyber and sports litigation. Presenters guided participants through case studies and interactive sessions, addressing key issues of importance to claims professionals and insurance industry personnel.

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How the ESG (Environmental, Social & Governance) agenda will revolutionise the insurance industry

Monday 22 March 2021 – 1:00 – 2:00 pm BST

In our first webinar of the ILG WEEK Series Simon Colvin of Weightmans talked about his firm’s own ESG (Environmental, Social & Governance) journey and provided insight into how the ESG agenda is starting to permeate day-to-day activities in the insurance, reinsurance and claims spaces. Dennis Tobin of Blaneys provided the Canadian perspective exploring what Stakeholder Capitalism means and why it is so important to understand the influence of stakeholders other than shareholders.


  • Simon Colvin, Partner, Weightmans
  • Dennis Tobin, Partner, Blaneys McMurtry

Negligent security: Foreseeable crime/Believable risk

Monday 22 March 2021 – 3:00 – 4:00 pm BST
Unfortunately, criminal acts are prevalent in our society and create risk management challenges. Moreover, we are still often surprised at their scope, audacity and violence. In this webinar, counsel and an industry expert discussed the legal foundations underpinning ‘negligent security’ claims, industry efforts to minimize risk, and examples of claims and problems arising for insurers and insureds in various international jurisdictions. Panellists
  • Sean Sportun, National Director, Strategic Accounts, GARDAWORLD
  • Matthew S. Schorr, Shareholder, Marshall Dennehey
  • Alan C. Nash. Shareholder, Marshall Dennehey
  • Larry Reimer, Partner, Blaney McMurtry
  • Jorge Angell, Senior Partner, L.C. Rodrigo
  • Abdi Youssuf, Lawyer, Ekelmans & Meijer
  • Stephen Robb, Partner, Weightmans

COVID-19 Business interruption claims: Where are we now?

Tuesday 23 March 2021 – 3:00 – 4:00 pm BST
This session explored the evolution of COVID-19 BI claims across international jurisdictions, highlighting the varying approaches taken by courts. Depending on the jurisdiction, there is enormous pressure on insurers to settle and pay claims, and pressure on adjusters to quantify them. Excessive delay in doing so may expose insurers to further claims for damages for late payment. The position and approach of the commercial policyholder and government and regulatory interventions to date was also addressed. Panellists
  • Ed Lewis, Partner, Weightmans
  • James Cole, Shareholder, Marshall Dennhey
  • Will Healy, Associate, Weightmans
  • Frank Schaaf, Partner, Ekelmans & Meijer
  • Anthony Gatensby, Partner, Blaney McMurtry

Survival and Revival: How the construction industry is embracing change to overcome recent challenges

Wednesday 24 March 2021 – 3:00 – 4:00 pm BS
Our experienced panel reflected on the challenges faced by the construction sector in 2020, including the impact of these challenges, the drivers of change in 2021 and what the future may have in store for the industry and its insurers. Panellists
  • Chris Doran, Partner, Weightmans
  • Paul Lowe, Partner, Weightmans
  • Frank Schaaf, Partner, Ekelmans & Meijer
  • Sunny Sparano, Shareholder, Marshall Dennehey
  • Lea Nebel, Partner, Blaney McMurtry

Autonomous vehicles: The rise of the machines

Thursday 25 March 2021 – 1:00 – 2:00 pm BST
An assessment of the current state of motor vehicle technology and the development of the micro-mobility market including an analysis of the issues that these vehicles pose in various jurisdictions. Panellists
  • Matthew S. Schorr, Shareholder, Marshall Dennehey
  • Vlada Tasich, Shareholder, Marshall Dennehey
  • Emerson Wallwork, Partner, Weightmans
  • Stephen Moore, Partner, Blaney McMurtry
  • Matthew Avery, Director of Research, Thatcham

Ransomware attacks: An ongoing threat

Thursday 25 March 2021 – 3:00 – 4:00 pm BST
Ransomware attacks continue to increase exponentially. Costs with dealing with these attacks have become more and more burdensome to businesses throughout the world. Fortune 500 companies, small retail shops, healthcare providers and both large and small municipalities have found themselves to be victims of cyber criminals. Our panel discussed the current state of cyber attacks, how they are being responded to and ways in which both businesses and insurance carriers can work to prevent these losses in 2021 and beyond. Panellists
  • David Shannon, Shareholder, Marshall Dennehey
  • David Mackenzie, Partner, Blaney McMurtry
  • Anne-Mieke Dumoulin-Siemens, Partner, Ekelmans & Meijer
  • Edward Lewis, Partner, Weightmans

Concussion litigation: It’s heading your way

Friday 26 March 2021 – 3:00 – 4:00 pm BST
In our last webinar our group of sports law practitioners from across the globe held a discussion of concussion-based litigation. The presentation traced the history of related claims in North America and considered foreseeable trends in the U.K. and European countries. Panellists
  • Alvaro Adame, Partner, AGB
  • Jon Cross, Shareholder, Marshall Dennehey
  • Larry Reimer, Partner, Blaney McMurtry
  • Adriaan de Buck, Partner, Ekelmans & Meijer
  • Bruce Ralston, Partner, Weightmans