On 27th February 2020, the Loyds Development Group in conjunction with AILA Young Professionals hosted the third annual Mock Trial event!
Held in the iconic Banco Court, we were privileged to have Julian Sexton SC and Lachlan Gyles SC appearing for our hypothetical parties in a case focussed on notifying facts and circumstances that might give rise to a claim under a PI or D&O policy.
From the insurance industry, we had Joseph Hershewe (Claims Manager at Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance) and Richard Pike (Regional Reinsurance Officer at Berkley Re) participate as hypothetical witnesses for the parties.
This was a fantastic opportunity for young professionals from the insurance and law industries, to witness first-hand how an insurance related dispute unfolds in court. The cross-examination of the witnesses was eye-opening and the Honourable Thomas Bathurst AC, Chief Justice of the Supreme court of NSW, gave some thoughts at the conclusion of the mock trial on the possible outcomes of the various issues raised.
A networking event followed at Verandah where we heard from representatives from our wonderful event sponsors Clyde & Co and Wotton + Kearney. A huge thankyou to our sponsors, our counsel, witnesses and the committee members of the LDG and AILA YPs for making this event possible. We hope to see you all again next year!