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Solicitor's Conference in London 2012

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty held its 4th Annual Solicitors Conference for UK Solicitors and brokers at the British Museum.

On July 4, more than 200 leading UK solicitor and broker partners came together with Allianz for a one-day conference to look at topics ranging from trends in the market through to mergers and acquisitions.

The conference was opened by Lüder Kaiser, Global Head of Professional Indemnity at Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS). He welcomed guests and commented that is was good to see so many familiar faces from last year. David Cable, AGCS UK Head of Professional Indemnity, gave his outlook on what the profession could expect this year, having presented on claims, the portfolio and profession. He stated that AGCS continues to write each account on an individual basis and is very keen to continue working with any good quality firm.

AGCS welcomed keynote speaker Des Hudson, Chief Executive of the Law Society. Des commented on the past five years and the regulatory rollercoaster across the financial and professional services industries.

Additionally, AGCS was joined by other guest speakers including:

- Gary Oldroyd and Ian Peacock – Bond Pearce
Topic: Mergers & Acquisitions in the Legal Sector: Opportunities, Pitfalls and Risk

  1. - Simon Gibson and Patric Rouendaal - Kennedys
    Topic: Kid, the next time I say, “Let’s go someplace like Bolivia”, let’s GO someplace like Bolivia – Learning from others’ misfortune 2012

  2. - Neil Davis, Matthew Lamplugh and Angus Turner – Mills & Reeve (Matthew Lamplugh representing AGCS)
    Topic: Remaining fashionable whilst bucking the trends: an overview of the common themes in claims notifications and litigation

Comments from the guests about the event included:

‘Enjoyed topics and saw as useful and interesting’
‘Keynote speaker was good’
‘Worth travelling from Devon’

Following the conference, guests were invited to join AGCS in an afternoon networking event.

View selected footage from the conference event here

For more information about this event please contact agcs.uk@allianz.com