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          Highway Code Update followed by Market Trends in Housing Claims

          We are pleased to invite you to our Highways Code update, followed by a separate discussion on the shifting market trends affecting the Housing Disrepair Market on Wednesday, 19 September 2018

          19 September 2018

          DWF Newcastle
          2nd Floor Central Square South
          Orchard Street
          NE1 3AZ.
          Newcastle upon Tyne

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          The deadline for Local Authorities to have their Highways Maintenance Policies in place is fast approaching. In this session, which is for the benefit of those implementing the policies and those who handle claims, Perry Hill and John Thompson will look at issues that face Local Authorities both before and after proceedings are issued to assist in defending highways claims.

          They will provide tactical guidance and discuss how the new Code of Practice will affect the claims process both pre and post issue.

          After a short break we will then consider the fact that there has been an unprecedented surge in the number of Housing Disrepair claims as claims management companies move into this arena, resulting in extensive financial exposure to those in the housing industry and their insurers. More often than not these claims are spurred on by unscrupulous enablers and claims management companies.

          DWF's Housing Disrepair and Strategic Team will look at the legal developments around these issues and how to deal with them, providing guidance on preparing for the changes and how to defend dubious claims.

          • 1.30pm: Registration
          • 2pm - 3pm: Highway Code Update
          • 4.30pm - 5.30pm: Housing Disrepair
          • 5.30pm Networking Drinks
          • A view from the industry – impact of legal changes - Perry Hill, Partner & John Thompson, Legal Executive
          • Profit Drivers and Business Models in Housing Disrepair Claims - Joanne Baker, Consultant & Aniqah Rafi, Associate Solicitor
          • Tactics and Recent Case Law - Julie Davison, Legal Executive & Emma McCullen, Paralegal

          Meet the speakers

          Perry Hill

          • Partner
          • T: +44 (0)20 7645 9536
          • F: +44 (0)20 7645 9501
          • M: +44 (0)7500 084 828
          • E: wal.fwd@llih.yrrep

          Joanne Baker

          • Claims Management Consultant // Director