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DWF hosts mock trial for the UK insurance sector

07 April 2022

Members of DWF's Counter Fraud and in-house Advocacy teams recently presented a virtual mock trial to over 200 delegates from some of the UK's major insurance companies. Watch the trial in full.

In the midst of the pandemic, DWF looked at alternative ways to ensure there was minimal impact on the learning and development of those within the insurance sector.

We recently hosted a successful and informative mock trial with an external audience of over 200 delegates. 

The trial was a great learning exercise for young insurance professionals and explored a number of issues including:

  • Liability dispute;
  • Contributory negligence;
  • PSLA arguments;
  • Credibility cross-examinations;
  • Credit hire issues;
  • Section 57 Findings;
  • Non-party costs.

Feedback from the session was really positive, with one Senior Associate saying it was "one of the best sessions they have sat in on for a while" and also "an extremely useful exercise for junior litigators"

Watch the mock trial

Frances Lawley (Head of the PI Team in DWF Advocacy) played the role of judge and Daniel Tresigne & Danny King (both barristers within DWF Advocacy) were the combatants. With additional thanks to those who helped run this session: Colin Bushell, Lauren France, Tina Clarke and Ben Harper.

DWF's core values are centred on innovation and co-operation; namely, 'disrupt to progress' and 'be better together'. The collaboration between these two internal DWF teams resulted in the delivery of a successful client event epitomising those two values.

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