Demystifying Proximate Cause

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A question which claims officers and underwriters address daily is “What caused the loss for which indemnity is sought?” This is a question which claims officers and underwriters address daily. On the face of it, that seems a fairly easy question to answer. However, in this webinar you will see that it may not be as straight forward as you may think. And it is important that the question is answered correctly because otherwise a claim that should be paid will be rejected, or a claim that should be rejected will be paid. This webinar is about the technique used to answer that question correctly, proximate cause.

Recorded March 2017

Product Description

Key Learning Outcomes

  • The role of causation in insurance
  • The importance of determining the proximate cause;
  • How to determine what the proximate cause is; and
  • What to do if there is more than one proximate cause.


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About your Speaker

For over 30 years Mark has acted for insurers and insureds in a wide variety of indemnity and commercial disputes.  Mark has been involved in many of the leading professional indemnity and Australian insurance law cases, most recently in 2016 the decision of the Federal Court of Australia in Pantaenius Australia Pty Ltd v Watkins Syndicate 0457 at Lloyds.

He has practised extensively in financial lines insurance, particularly accountants and Directors & Officers, and a wide variety of coverage disputes across all fields of insurance.

Mark also has had extensive experience in drafting insurance policies and advising on policy interpretations. The depth and length of Mark’s experience enables him to write extensively and present frequently on a wide variety of insurance and liability issues.


Further Information

This one hour seminar = 1 CPD unit for one fee earner only. Please contact us if you require other fee earners in your firm to watch and record this a part of their CPD requirements (additional charges will apply).

If you have any questions, please call 1300 273 463 or email

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