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AILA is pleased to announce the details for the 2015 Geoff Masel Lecture Series.

The event is held across Australia and the dates are as follows:

  • New date tba - Adelaide
  • 11 May – Hobart
  • 21 May – Melbourne
  • 26 May  – Sydney
  • 4 June – Perth
  • 16 July – Brisbane
  • 20 July – Darwin

The presenter of the 2015 series will be Ian Enright.

Ian is a lawyer, academic, author and director. He is the author of the Anglo-Australian text Professional Indemnity Insurance Law, the second edition of which was awarded the 2008 British Insurance Law Association Book Prize as “the most notable contribution to literature in the field of law as it affects insurance”. Ian also designed, developed and led the teaching for the University of New South Wales and University of Technology Sydney insurance course in the Master of Laws Degree in Australia.  Ian is an honorary Professor of Law at the University of Technology Sydney. He was appointed by the Insurance Council of Australia in May 2012 to conduct the Independent Review of the General Insurance Code of Practice. Ian has written, with Professor Robert Merkin and Michael Kirby, the fourth edition of Sutton on Insurance Law published in December 2014.

The presentation will be titled 'The Insurance Social Contract: 1788 and all that' and is inspired by Geoff Masel’s life and work. It will discuss our insurance contract statute law and common law in the context of its social and historical origins.
“1788 and all that” signals an irreverent look at the historical movements and people who made the insurance industry. The serious and good work of insurance involves integrity, innovation and implementation. We need to remind ourselves of the great achievements of the insurance industry through these virtues, and its occasional shortcomings, while reminding ourselves that a sense of fun is also necessary.

Our Branches will release regsitration information in the lead up to their presentation date, please refer to our events section of the website for further information.




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