a compelling charisma that makes people want to listen

   

 

 

Lecture and Seminar Archive

Gerard has chaired and lectured on over 750 occasions. He regularly speaks and chairs for CLT, IIR, IBC, The Law Societies of England, Wales and Scotland, the Emergency Planning Departments of England and Scotland and numerous PLCs local and central government bodies.

He also regularly lectures and moderates all over the world including for IATA in Europe, the United States and Asia (Aviation).

In the last two years he has lectured, practised and consulted in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Australasia.

Some recent lectures include:

21st Annual RiskMinds International 2014 8-12 December 2014
Hotel Okura, Amsterdam

This week Gerard spoke at the 21st Riskminds conference in Holland.

This conference is described as the worlds Leading Risk Management conference with over 600 attendees from over 30 countries.

Gerard was a keynote speaker on the first day alongside Sir John Vickers, Lord Turner and other Global Central and Private Bankers. There were over 100 Banks and other institutions in attendance.

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SHE North East (The Safety Health and Environment Show) 18 November 2014
Marriott Gosforth Park, Newcastle

The SHE Show is a high profile conference, with 300-400 attendees, running alongside an exhibition featuring key suppliers and service providers in the fields of safety, health and environment.

Gerard Chaired the conference, now in its seventh year, as well as providing bite-sized presentations covering:

Driving and the Law

Environmental Update

Fees for Intervention; a legal nightmare?

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Global Corporate Compliance - Yes it Matters! 17 October 2014
Shangri-La Hotel, Magnolia Room, Singapore

In this event Gerard spoke about international corporate global compliance and why it matters. He drew on some recent examples and sectors in this talk which iis ideal for lawyers, directors, managers and anyone in a decision making position working inside and outside Singapore and Asia.

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6th International Singapore Compact CSR Summit 16-17 October 2014
Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

Gerard spoke at the 6th International Singapore Compact CSR Summit.

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14th Meeting of the UN Global Compact Working Group on the 10th Principle against Corruption 23-24 June 2014
Geneva, Switzerland

The 14th meeting of the Working Group on the 10th Principle brought together Global Compact business participants, investors, banks​, local Swiss companies,​ as well as representatives ​from civil society, business associations, Global Compact Local Networks and international organizations to discuss the implementation of the 10th Principle, share best practices and explore concrete actions to leverage the work of the group.

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IOSH annual conference 2014 17-18 June 2014
ExCel, London

Gerard formed part of the panel discussing:

The big debate: Deregulation: evading responsibility or doing the 'right' thing?

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Health and Safety at Scots Law 2014 17 June 2014
Edinburgh

The Legal Advisor to the Health & Safety Executive and leading health and safety QCs from the Scottish and English bar formed part of the speaking panel at this year's health and safety conference.

With an extremely practical focus, after attending this key conference delegates left with an understanding of:

  • dealing with HSE and police investigations
  • the personal liability of directors and other employees
  • HSE and enforcement in 2014
  • the key differences in scope of fatal accident inquiries & inquests
  • recent caselaw and criminal procedure
  • corporate and gross negligence manslaughter in England and Wales

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SHE South (The Safety Health and Environment Show) 13 May 2014
Doubletree by Hilton Milton Keynes, UK

The SHE Show is a high profile conference running alongside an exhibition featuring key suppliers and service providers in the fields of safety, health and environment.

This year was Gerard's second time Chairing the 'South' edition of this conference (currently in its second year). He also provided a presentation on:

Global Legal Update: Where are we now?

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7th Common Aviation Conference McGILL & PEOPIL 10-11 April 2014
Law Society, Chancery Lane, London, UK

At this conference, hosted by McGill University and Pan European Organisation of Personal Injury Lawyers (PEOPIL) Gerard spoke as part of a panel on:

Air Accidents & Criminal Investigations: The Rise of "Just Culture" including:

An international and comparative view of how different jurisdictions deal with corporate manslaughter and the rise of "just culture"

Air Accidents & Criminal Investigations: The US and EU experience, with particular focus on the July 2000 Air France Concorde disaster

The Admissibility of official accident reports in legal proceedings—the Common and Civil Law experience with specific examples from the UK, France and Spain.

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Partnership for Success Conference 2-3 April 2014
Hilton, Blackpool, UK

Gerard spoke across both days on:

How legally safe are you as a Supply Chain?

Table Talk InteractiveA time of vision?

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Forum Series on Business and Anti-Corruption in ASEAN March 2014

Gerard spoke at this series of workshops organised with the support of the UK FCO in partnership with UNODC and UN Global Compact.

National-level partners are the Integrity Initative (Philippines), ICC-Malaysia and the Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry, among others.

11 March 2014: Manila, Philippines

13 March 2014: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

18 March 2014: Yangon, Myanmar

Click here for the programme (13 March) (PDF)

Click here for FCO Burma's Facebook report of the event (18 March)

Click here for a video report from the event by Myanmar International TV (18 March)

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Implementing health and safety reformmodernisation, simplification and proportionality 5 December 2013
London

Scheduled one year on from Professor Löfstedt's implementation review of the Reclaiming health and safety for all report, this seminar provided a timely opportunity to consider next steps for Government's programme of health and safety reform.

The discussion focused on next steps for the Review's key proposals, with particular attention to how reforms can promote a proportionate and risk-based framework, whilst also maintaining adequate safeguards for employees.

Gerard spoke on Over-compliance and access to justice—civil justice reform and the perception of risk.

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Click here for to pre-order the CPD certified publication from the event

 

 

Health and Safety Lawyers Association (HSLA) Inaugural Conference 30 November 2013
Hallam Conference Centre, London

Gerard spoke at the conference titled 'A Time of Change'. The programme includes:

  • Steffan Groch HSLA Chair A Vision of the HSLA in a Time of Change
  • Michael JC Burgess OBE – The Coroners and Justice Act 2009
  • Professor Richard Booth – Hindsight Bias/Buncefield
  • Paul Difford – Causation & The Central Causal Enquiry
  • Gerard Forlin QC – International Trends: The Rest of the World. What are other countries doing?
  • Laura Gillespie, Barry Smith – A Celtic view of health & safety law - Scotland, Northern Ireland and Ireland

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SHE North East (The Safety Health and Environment Show) 26 November 2013
Marriott Gosforth Park, Newcastle

The SHE Show is a high profile conference, with 300-400 attendees, running alongside an exhibition featuring key suppliers and service providers in the fields of safety, health and environment.

Gerard Chaired the conference, now in its sixth year.

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International Regulatory Trends on Health, Safety and Environment 20 November 2013
Raffles City Tower, Singapore

After a successful talk with Mr Gerard Forlin, Queen's Counsel, who shared his views with EuroCham Members on International Regulatory Trends, the UK Bribery Act and recent anti-corruption regulations of the European Commission, EuroCham has arranged another Breakfast Talk where Mr Forlin covered some of the same topics and shared his broad knowledge on topics related to health, safety and environmental trends in the European Union, the UK and the Asia Pacific region.

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Global CSR Conference 2013Corporate Challenges in Asia: Managing Risks while Building a Sustainable Future 12-13 November 2013
Seoul, Korea

Gerard Forlin QC spoke at this conference in Seoul on issues relating to Bribery and Corruption on behalf of the FCO.

Also speaking at the Conference was Ban-Ki-Moon, the Secretary General of the United Nations.

The conference brought together 80 speakers and 700 participants to share big ideas on how to promote corporate sustainability.

Gerard will also be visiting other countries on behalf of the FCO in Asia in November 2013.

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Click here for Gerard's speaker letter of appreciation

Click here for the Seoul Declaration

Click here for the Final Report letter

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Singapore Financial Services Risk Conference 2013 24 October 2013
The Regent Singapore, Singapore

PwC Singapore presented this conference about building agility across all facets of the business to focus on driving the business forward.

Gerard joined senior business leaders exploring the mega trends impacting financial services and the types of critical risks being faced by financial institutions. He presented a session titled Working across borders: Joining the dots.

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International Regulatory Trends: recent European developments and the UK Bribery Act 21 October 2013
Raffles City Tower, Singapore

EuroCham Singapore hosted a presentation and round table discussion with Gerard who talked about International Regulatory Trends, the UK Bribery Act and recent anti-corruption regulations of the European Commission.

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Foreign briberyA fast-changing international legal landscape 16 October 2013
Ernst & Young, Canberra, Australia

Gerard spoke on legal developments to counter bribery and corruption at this seminar presented by The British High Commission and EY, supported by Transparency International Australia.

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Safeskies 2013 15-17 October 2013
Canberra, Australia

The Safeskies Conference has been held biennially since 1993, in Canberra, and is one of the most highly regarded aviation safety conferences in the world.

Safeskies brings together operational people from airlines, Defence, Government, training organisations, charter operators, Air Traffic Managers, suppliers and Regulators, both local and international.

Gerard delivered the Sir PG Taylor GC OBE MC Lecture.

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The National Food and Drink Manufacturing Conference 2013 8-9 October 2013
Oxford Belfry Hotel, Oxford, UK

Gerard presented on Health and Safety at IOSH's Health and safety: refreshed, bottled and delivered.

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CSR Thought Leaders Lecture Series: International Regulatory Trends including Bribery Act: Where are we now? 26 September 2013
Singapore Business Federation, Singapore

In this edition of the Singapore Compact's 'CSR Thought Leaders Lecture Series', Gerard spoke on international regulatory trends, including the UK Bribery Act, and how it impacts businesses globally.

This issue is increasingly relevant in ASEAN as we move towards closer economic integration and become a more appealing destination for trade and investment. Corruption remains high and enforcement of governance standards across ASEAN remain uneven.

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UK Bribery Act 25 September 2013
The EIC, Singapore

Following the success of the first event, The Energy Industries Council (EIC) Singapore and The British High Commission, Singapore UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) secured Gerard to speak for a second time on The UK's landmark 2010 Bribery & Corruption Act, growing corporate risks associated with foreign bribery and how it impacts upon companies operating throughout the world.

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UK Bribery Act 13 August 2013
The EIC, Singapore

The Energy Industries Council (EIC) Singapore and The British High Commission, Singapore UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) secured Gerard to speak on The UK's landmark 2010 Bribery & Corruption Act, growing corporate risks associated with foreign bribery and how it impacts upon companies operating throughout the world.

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Bribery: UN Convention against Corruption and OECD Convention against Bribery 4 July 2013
Fort Burt's Conference Room, British Virgin Islands

Gerard covered the UN Convention against Corruption, which now applies to the BVI, and the OECD Convention against Bribery, which soon will apply. He will set all of it in the context of increasing financial regulation.

   

SHE North West (The Safety Health and Environment Show) 25 June 2013
The Hilton, Blackpool

The SHE Show is a high profile conference, with 300-400 attendees, running alongside an exhibition featuring key suppliers and service providers in the fields of safety, health and environment.

Gerard chaired the conference, now in its fifth year.

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7th Annual HSE Excellence Europe 22 & 23 May 2013, Prague, Czech Republic

Gerard presented a keynote presentation on International trends: Where are we now?

He also advised the Focused Panel Discussion: The Business of Safety and the Big Panel Discussion: Globalising Safety: Cultural influences on H&S attitudes and behaviours.

 

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32nd Annual ALAANZ Conference 5-7 May 2013, Sheraton on the Park Hotel, Sydney, Australia

Gerard presented a panel session titled Aircraft Causality - Mock Mediation in 2 parts.

 

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ICAEW Do you want to be a director? 2 May 2013 12:30 - 14:00, ICAA, 22 Erskine Street, Sydney, Australia

ICAEW (The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales) (Singapore) presented this free seminar aimed at directors and would-be directors.

Knowledge of regulatory trends affecting directors' liabilities is key for members who are or who wish to become a director, and for those providing input to directors' decision-making.

Gerard discussed:

  • International trends
  • Corporate manslaughter and health and safety
  • Corruption and bribery
  • Product liability issues

 

Foreign bribery and corruptionA fast-changing international legal landscape 30th April, 1st May 2013, 2nd May 2013, Melbourne and Sydney, Australia

The British High Commission, Transparency International Australia and UK Trade & Investment presented a short, intensive update on Australian, UK and international legal developments to counter bribery and corruption.

These seminars were a must for legal and accounting professionals, corporate executives responsible for compliance, and SMEs with any level of international business dealings. The seminars covered:

• The UK Bribery Act: A harder line on enforcement

• Obligations for UK companies

• Obligations for any organisation with UK operations/connections

• Offshore risks for Australian companies

• Australia's new National Anti-Corruption Plan

• Australia's 'facilitation payments' defence unmasked

• New UK Standard on foreign bribery best practice

Did you know an Australian company without any UK subsidiary or operation can still fall foul of UK anti-bribery law?

Special guest speaker was Gerard Forlin QC, an experiencegerd corporate defence barrister practicing in three major jurisdictions and having worked in over 40 countries.

 

ICAEW International regulation of foreign bribery and corruptioncurrent trends 29th April 2013 18:00, Neil McPhee room, Level 1, Owen Dixon Chambers East, 205 William St, Melbourne, Australia

Gerard addressed the current international trends in regulations designed to counter bribery and corruption.

This joint event provided a great networking opportunity for accountants and lawyers after the seminar.

 

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2nd International Accident Investigation (IAI) Forum 2013 (AAIB Singapore) 23-25 April 2013, Singapore Aviation Academy, Singapore

Gerard spoke on Aviation and criminalisation: where are we now?

 

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SHE South (The Safety Health and Environment Show) 23 April 2013
Doubletree by Hilton Milton Keynes, UK

The SHE Show is a high profile conference running alongside an exhibition featuring key suppliers and service providers in the fields of safety, health and environment.

Gerard chaired the newly established 'South' edition of this conference.

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Health and Safety in WA (IRP Conference Series) 25 February 2013, Royal Perth Yacht Club, Australia

Gerard provided a unique understanding of the current health and safety trends within Australian industrial sectors set against best practices from around the world.

 

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Australasian Oil & Gas Expo (AOG) 2013 20-22 February 2013, Perth Convention Exhibition Centre, Australia

Gerard provided the keynote address, discussing various International trends and a number of Jurisdictions. He also discussed corporate and individual responsibilities making the point that although there are differences in legal systems, most jurisdictions are approaching enforcement and prevention in similar ways.

AOG is the premier oil and gas industry exhibition in Australia. It is staged annually in Perth and is host to hundreds of local and international exhibitors offering products and services in oil & gas exploration and production including pipeline engineering & equipment, subsea technology, construction and engineering, transportation, instrumentation and control, health/safety and environment and offshore services.

Thousands of industry professionals attend the event to keep up with the latest products and projects and to create new business in oil and gas.

 

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Click here for Gerry's letter of thanks from the organisers

 

International Aviation and Criminal Law—Where Are We Now? 14th February 2013, Centre for International Law, Singapore

Gerard covered a number of Jurisdictions and examples to show that in the aftermath of an Aviation incident there is a much greater likelihood that a criminal investigation will follow. Increasingly, this is leading to prosecutions of companies, organisations and individuals.

 

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International Arbitration 2012 4th December 2012, Singapore Management University, Singapore

Gerard presented a session on International Arbitration for the benefit of students interested in an international dimension to their career.

 

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SAA Air Law Course 21st November 2012

Gerard presented a session for the Nigerian CAA on air law focusing on international aviation treaties including:

  • Airline blacklists & criminalisation
  • Air Passenger Rights (including data protection)

 

 

Financial Crime—the long arm of English law 4th October 2012, Milan, Italy

Gerard Forlin QC was the keynote speaker for Withers Worldwide's lecture concerning white collar crime, the UK Bribery Act and European Arrest Warrants.

 

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Safety at work—Australia and abroad13th August 2012, Sydney, Australia

HWL Ebsworth presented a seminar on recent developments in the hot topic area of workplace health and safety.

Gerard Forlin QC provided an international perspective on recent developments in work safety and share his illuminating insights regarding the array of legal issues that arise from catastrophic workplace accidents.

He was joined by Professor Emeritus Ron McCallum AO, Consultant with HWL Ebsworth and one of Australia's leading authorities on all areas of employment law, who provided an Australian perspective on recent developments in workplace health and safety.

 

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Sydney City Group breakfast seminar 13 August 2012, Norton Rose Australia, Sydney

Gerard discussed:

  • industrial accidents (rail, air and nuclear)
  • corporate manslaughter
  • product liability
  • corruption and bribery; and
  • international trends.

 

 

 

WA Safety Conference 2012 7-9 August 2012
Parmelia Hilton Perth Hotel, Australia

Building on the successes of 2008 and 2010, Safety in Workplaces Australia (SIWA Limited) is pleased to again bring you another professional Safety Conference opportunity.

As a leading occupational safety and health organisation, SIWA Ltd is again helping delegates maximise and enhance their career investment through this internationally promoted Safety & Health conference, to explore challenges around safety law, issue solutions, audit & event analysis, research and training experiences enhancing sustainability in businesses through the real life experience of practitioners and professionals.

Gerard provided Wednesday's Keynote address and running a Mock Coronial Inquiry

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From Downtown to Boomtown 7-9 August 2012
Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre, Australia

The all encompassing theme for the three days of the Perth Safety Conference 2012 is 'From Downtown to Boomtown'.

Sessions were focused on providing valuable takeaways for small and large business safety practitioners and professionals alike.

Gerard spoke on Global Trends in Legislation & Accident Investigations: Where are we now and what do we still have to learn?

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The Safety Health and Environment Show 26 June 2012
The Hilton, Blackpool

The SHE Show is a high profile conference running alongside an exhibition featuring key suppliers and service providers in the fields of safety, health and environment.

Gerard chaired the conference, now in its fourth year.

He also spoke with Jim Coy on Is gross negligence criminality or carelessness?

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Rotary Wing Mission Training Rehearsal & The Role of Flight Simulation 29-31 May 2012, Royal Aeronautical Society, 4 Hamilton Place, London

Civilian helicopter crews are increasingly required to perform a wide variety of missions, such as search and rescue, HEMS, and air policing, in complex, unpredictable, and demanding environments, involving other agencies and other surface and air platforms. Live training for the situations and emergencies they face is constrained by a number of factors, but flight simulation increasingly provides the capability to train for such conditions, and to integrate front and rear crew training into a genuine team training regime.

The Conference evaluated the requirements for civil helicopter mission training profiles, including complex situations and emergencies, together with aspects of simulation based training such as visual systems, motion and vibration, interactive entity and agency control, and communications. It reviewed current military experience and lessons, and also looked at training curricula and instructor requirements to support mission training, helping develop minimum training guidelines for selected roles, and operators to develop their own mission training programs.

Gerard spoke on the complex legal aspects surrounding the above.

 

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Navigating health, safety and corporate liability in the new commercial landscape 16 May 2012, City Hall Cork, Ireland

On Wednesday 16th May 2012 Gerard delivered a speech entitled: 'Navigating health, safety and corporate liability in the new commercial landscape' at the 8th International Harbour Masters Congress in Cork, Ireland.

The 8th IHMA Congress explored the changing landscape of ports and how these changes are redefining the role of harbour masters in the future.

Addressing the theme, "Marine experience: Can we manage tomorrow's port without it?" the 2012 IHMA Congress showcased technical and operational breakthroughs together with international case studies on the development and management of modern port and marine operations across the globe. The event is attended by delegates from over twenty five countries with Gerard covering:

  • How's accountable and to whom?
  • Lessons from other industries, including a review of the Hatfield rail crash
  • Corporate and individual responsibility
  • Proposed changes to legislation in Ireland and international trends
 

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Aviation: International enforcement trends—where are we now? 15 May 2012, Heathrow Marriott Hotel, London

Gerard delivered the keynote speech at the Third European Safety Management Symposium focussing on the synergies between business performance and safety management.

As organisations work towards attaining fully integrated Safety Management Systems (SMS), this two-day event showcased industry best practice and demonstrated the value of effective risk-based decision making processes across the business.

It offered Chief Executives, Finance Directors, Accountable Managers and aviation safety professionals the opportunity to explore how to ensure a continued return on investment that validates SMS as being good for business.

In light of the forthcoming new European Air Operations and SMS regulations, the Symposium was the ideal forum to consider practical approaches to dealing with the evolving nature of Safety Management.

 

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LexisNexis Webinar—Corporate manslaughter 18 April 2012, London, UK

Gerard spoke at this online webinar covering:

  • The law
  • Sentencing trends
  • Practical issues
  • Corporate defendants
  • Human defendants
  • Recent cases and future developments
  • Practical tips for responding to a police investigation
  • Defending a prosecution

 

Safety In Action (SIA) 2012 Conference 17th – 19th April 2012, Melbourne, Australia

Gerard presented an analysis of accidents across international jurisdictions, focusing on improvements after the accidents.

 

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Workplace safety boardroom lunch with Gerard Forlin QC 17th April 2012, Melbourne, Australia

Michael Hammond of Norton Rose, hosted an exclusive boardroom lunch where Gerard provided insights into current international trends in workplace safety law.

 

 

Why OH&S is Critical to Your Business 12th April 2012, Queenstown, New Zealand

Gerard Forlin spoke at HWL Ebsworth Lawyers in Sydney on occupational Health & Safety issues.

 

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Aviation Law Association of Australia and New Zealand (ALAANZ) 31st Annual Conference 1st – 3rd April 2012, Queenstown, New Zealand

Gerard presented a session on Insurance and Litigation.

 

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Aviation: international enforcement trends - where are we now? 9 December 2011, Singapore Aviation Academy, Singapore

As part of the Academy's Aviation Insight series, Gerard's lecture covered:

  • Global situation
  • Corporate governance
  • Practical issues
  • Corporate enforcement
  • Individual enforcement
  • Board and senior management responsibilities
  • Insurance issues
  • Sentencing and penalties

 

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Occupational Health and Safety Laws - International evolution of Directors Duties 24 November 2011, The Terrace Lounge, 185 St Georges Terrace, Perth

The British Consulate and Clifford Chance hosted a seminar on the impact of the Occupational Health and Safety Laws on business.

The seminar featured special guest speaker Gerard Forlin QC, of Lincoln's Inn London, who will spoke on Occupational health and safety laws: the international evolution of directors' duties.

Attendees also heard from Michael Lishman, Managing Partner, and Kirsten Scott, Senior Associate, Clifford Chance, who discussed Harmonised occupational health and safety laws: directors' duties - what you need to know.

 

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APOSHO 26 & Australasian Safety Conference 2011 22-23 November 2011, Burswood Entertainment Complex, Perth, Australia

The 2011 Australasian Safety Conference featured the most up-to-date information from leading experts and professionals across major industry sectors and raisedthe bar for OHS on a regional level with the inclusion of APOSHO 26.

This was the first time that Western Australia has been afforded the honour to host the annual gathering of APOSHO (Asia Pacific Occupational Safety and Health Organization).

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The Contribution Of Flight Simulation to Aviation Safety 9-10 November 2011, No.4 Hamilton Place, London, UK

Over this two day conference, sessions addressed the latest developments in upset recovery research and training for large aircraft, with particular reference to simulator based training.

At the other end of the scale, technological advances in low cost simulation show considerable promise in tackling the worryingly high accident rates in General Aviation, both fixed and rotary wing. For all aircraft types, it is simulators that are designed and accredited to be fit for purpose, and a number of papers will look at how this might be achieved. Similarly, the increasing interest in instructor performance, and in how instructional standards can be standardised, will be addressed. Simulation also plays a growing part in maintenance engineering training, particularly in regard to 'software driven' aircraft. Maintenance engineers make a significant, and often unrecognised, contribution to safety, and this conference will include an examination of that contribution.

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Striving for Corporate Excellence through Effective Risk Management 9 November 2011, Claridges Mayfair, London, UK

On November 9th, Mike Cuddy chaired a panel of eminent risk management experts at an exclusive invitation-only risk management luncheon and seminar.

This event:

  • Clarified key features and little-known aspects of risk management and corporate manslaughter
  • Identified ways to safely maximise operational performance in high risk environments
  • Provided practical assistance with developing highly effective internal corporate cultures
  • Promoted interactive dialogue and open discussion between attendees and speakers.
  • Gerald Forlin QC delivered an impactful and thought-provoking session about the high-risk nature of construction and the potential legislative impact of inadequate performance.

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4th Butterworths’ Conference on Health & Safety Legal Update 20 October 2011, London, UK

This one day conference had previously established itself as the leading update on this increasingly significant area of law.

Lawyers from a variety of backgrounds, as well as those specialising in health & safety, need to be confident they are up to date with not only the latest laws and regulations but also how best to advise their clients.

Health & safety professionals are increasingly finding that their directors and senior managers are expecting to be advised on the latest changes in the law and their significance for their organisation and their practical application should an accident occur.

 

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CIPFA Better Governance Forum Annual Summit 2011 The Road to Good Governance, What does the future hold? 13 October 2011, Churchill Museum and Cabinet War Rooms, London, UK

CIPFA Better Governance Forum is the UK Public Sector’s most comprehensive and established Governance event.

The 8th BGF Annual Summit provided a platform for everyone responsible for ensuring better governance to come together with colleagues from across the UK and debate, explore and resolve current issues of concern.

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Aviation Health Conference 2011 5th – 6th October 2011, Sheraton Skyline Hotel, London Heathrow, UK

The Aviation Health Conference 2011 emphasised cabin crew and passenger health, but also targeted a wider audience, including flight deck crew where appropriate.

Organised in association with IATA, the conference built on the success of the previous events, providing an unparalleled opportunity for delegates to hear from leading aviation health experts and to network with their professional peers.

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Aviation: international enforcement trends - where are we now? 27 September 2011, Emirates Aviation College Auditorium, UAE

The Royal Aeronautical Society – UAE Branch Lecture covered:

  • Global situation
  • Corporate governance
  • Practical issues
  • Corporate enforcement
  • Individual enforcement
  • Board and senior management responsibilities
  • Insurance issues
  • Sentencing and penalties

 

 

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International Trends on Corporate Governance 26 September 2011, Capital Club, Dubai, UAE

Gerard delivered a seminar for Al Tamimi & Company covering:

  • Global situation
  • Corporate governance
  • Practical issues
  • Corporate enforcement
  • Individual enforcement
  • Board and senior management responsibilities
  • Insurance issues
  • Sentencing and penalties

 

 

 

Judgment at Nuremberg 6th – 9th July 2011, Kilburn Theatre, London

The Tricycle Theatre welcomes a company of legal professionals to its stage in a fundraising production of Judgment at Nuremberg in which Gerry will be performing.

One of the most important records of the Holocaust, Judgement at Nuremberg is as potent and relevant as ever, and the Nuremberg trials remain a model for international criminal tribunals. Mann’s overwhelming compassion strikes at the heart of human suffering and yet reaffirms humanity and justice.

The proceeds from the performances will go towards the Tricycle’s Education, Social Inclusion and Artistic Programme. Proceeds from Thursday night’s performance will be equally split between the Tricycle and the Corinne Burton Memorial Trust (supporting Art Therapy in Cancer Care).

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The Safety Health and Environment Show 7 June 2011
The Hilton, Blackpool

Gerard chaired this years SHE show, attended by over 440 delegates and featuring key suppliers and service providers in the fields of safety, health and environment.

The conference provided practical solutions and advice on ways to achieve the future challenges that SHE professionals face in this current climate.

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Environmental Crime, Sanctions and Enforcement Conference 2011 15 February 2011
London

The Environment Agency has clarified its attitude towards enforcement with a move to smarter, intelligence led investigations, and the use of sanctions will also be influenced by past history and attitude to regulation. The choice of sanction is wider than ever with the new civil sanctions under RESA, the option of asset recovery under POCA and the wider use of notices and revocation.

This full day conference by CLT covered:

  • Environment Agency’s Enforcement Strategy
  • Environmental Permitting - Where Are We Now?
  • Civil Sanctions Under RESA 2008
  • Use of Notices and Revocation
  • Controlling Environmental Crime
  • Asset Recovery Under POCA
  • Liability of Directors and Officers
  • Fines - Current Practice and Future Directions

Gerard spoke on Liability of Directors and Officers covering:

  • Liability of directors and officers
  • Lessons to be learned from corporate manslaughter

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Aviation Safety and Security 5 December 2010 Auditorium, Emirates Aviation College, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

This lecture, hosted by the Royal Aeronautical Society – UAE, forms part of RAeS's professional development programme and is open to everyone involved in aviation in the UAE.

The lecture will focus on how jurisdictions are increasingly using the criminal courts in the aftermath of aviation incidents. It will look at a series of countries and examples. It will also look at some practical issues that the Aviation sector needs to take into account, particularly in an international setting.

 

A vital debate: how health and safety regulatory reform will aff ect the risk industry 25 October 2010The Great Hall, Chartered Insurance Institute, 20 Aldermanbury, London, EC2V 7HY

In September The Rt Hon the Lord Young of Graffham published his proposals to reform the UK’s health & safety regulatory framework.

Lord Young’s proposals will have a direct impact on anyone involved in health and safety.

Will a dilution of health and safety regulation result in more accidents and injuries? Will an attack on compensation culture be a welcome boost to insurers but upset the legal profession? Cardinus Risk Management, in partnership with the International Institute of Risk & Safety Management, hosted a unique forum to hear how we all might be affected. Lord Young of Graff ham, Gerard Forlin QC and David Smith, Managing Director of the UK’s leading employers’ liability insurer Zurich Insurance, each considered how the regulatory, legal and underwriting future of UK safety will be affected following the publication of Lord Young’s report.

The UK has the best health and safety record in the world. We must be very careful that this pole position is maintained. Nothing must jeopardise it.

That said, it is true that certain aspects of health and safety legislation and, in particular, how certain cases are investigated, funded and brought may need to be reviewed. Getting the correct balance will be an extremely difficult task to achieve. We all need to work together on this important task.

Gerard Forlin QC

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7 October 2010 International Law Society, Loyola Law School

This event compared American and international approaches to civil and criminal responsibility.

 

International Bar Association’s 2010 Annual Conference in Vancouver 3-8 October 2010 Vancouver

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Effective Strategies to Manage Event Risk, Safety and Security Conference (ERSS) 2010
21-22 September 2010
Olympia Conference Centre, London

The Effective Strategies to Manage Event Risk, Safety and Security Conference (ERSS) 2010 is a unique platform for sharing best practice and effective strategies to manage critical issues of risk, safety and security which apply to every public or participant event, large or small.

 

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Health, Safety and Environmental Law 16 September 2010 Clyde & Co, London EC3M 1JP

Clyde & Co hosted this seminar which covered the following topics:

  • Corporate Manslaughter – has anything changed?
  • Sentencing Guidelines
  • Criminal liability for individual officers, managers and directors
  • Case law update - life post R v Chargot
  • How to comply – without spending a fortune
  • JV's and contractual indemnification
  • The new civil penalties for businesses
  • Lessons from Gulf of Mexico and International perspectives
  • Enforcement of the EU Emissions Trading Scheme
  • Emergency response-dealing with the police and regulator
  • Enforcement of the CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme

 

 

CPT Bus & Coach Industry Safety Conference 6 July, 2010, Warwick

Gerard spoke at this industry event hosted by Volvo Group UK on Corporate manslaughter: Penalties for health and safety offences. The event was chaired by Steve Whiteway and featured commercial leaders from the Bus and Coach transport industry.

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10th Beaumont International Aviation Conference 23-24 June, 2010
The Park Lane Hotel, London

Gerard spoke at this unique event hosted by Clyde & Co featuring expert speakers from the insurance market, airlines, regulatory authorities, leasing and finance practices. There was a review of worldwide developments with a special focus on China and a mock trial; instructive as to how a Product Liability claim is normally dealt with in court.

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Local Authority Issues in Wales 15 June, 2010
Cardiff, Wales

Gerard spoke at this unique event hosted by 2-3 Gray's Inn Square at their new conference facility in Wales covering Health and safety and corporate manslaughter: where are we now? The situation on risk after Porter.

   

The Corporate Manslaughter debate: Corporate Manslaughter and Health & Safety - a global perspective 10 May, 2010
Sydney, Australia

Gerard is recognised as an international expert in aspects of corporate manslaughter, gross negligence manslaughter, health & safety, corporate governance and sentencing. He spoke with Michael Tooma, Partner and OHS & Security practice group leader at Norton Rose, providing an Australian perspective on what this means to health and safety practices and systems, particularly Australian businesses operating in the UK.

 

ALAANZ 29th Annual Conference 12-14 May, 2010
Canberra, Australia

The ALAANZ Conference is the leading conference on legal, regulatory, insurance and the myriad of other issues affecting the aviation industry in Australia, New Zealand and the region. It has traditionally attracted top local and international speakers and this year’s line up will be no exception. Gerrard spoke on Corporate Manslaughter and Lessons in Aviation Liability

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Health & Safety Law Update 24 February, 2010
London

As health, safety and environment issues take on greater significance in today’s litigious society, lawyers, consultants and advisors are coming to appreciate the crucial position that they play in preventing accidents and illnesses and, in many cases, investigating, regulating and litigating these matters before the courts. Gerard provided an overview of health & safety law for 2010 covering:
  • Current legislation
  • Practical considerations
  • Sentencing
  • Other jurisdictions

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Corporate Manslaughter and Health & Safety: A Global Perspective 16 February, 2010, South Africa

A public lecture covering international health and safety issues at the University of the Western Cape.

 

 

62nd annual International Air Safety Seminar (IASS 09) 2–5 November, 2009
Beijing, China

Flight Safety Foundation (FSF) is the world’s premier international aviation safety organization. As it has done each year for more than half a century, the Foundation, at its International Air Safety Seminar (IASS), brought together specialists to discuss pressing issues in aviation safety and to share information and developments that can contribute to improving the industry’s already outstanding safety record.

Adding to the breadth of the event, the International Federation of Airworthiness (IFA) and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) are part of the joint meeting that includes the IASS.

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IBA Annual Conference 2009 4 - 9 October, 2009
Madrid, Spain

The International Bar Association’s Annual conference in Madrid is the largest gathering of the international legal community in the world.

In addition to the large number of registrations, the conference also had its largest ever exhibition area, containing over 70 exhibition booths, populated by businesses who provide data, resources, support and publications vital to the success of any lawyer and firm working in the international legal arena. The conference was made up of more than 150 working sessions covering all areas of practice relevant to international legal practitioners.

Gerry spoke on Human trafficking and forced labour in the business sector: corporate governance and best practices for preserving corporate integrity and moral authority examining the problem of human trafficking and forced labour in several international business sectors. We will look at the role some corporations play in the proliferation of human trafficking worldwide, how corporate complicity and competition in the marketplace sustain exploitation and abuse of the world’s labour force, the financial impact of such practices, and the lack of enforcement to combat trafficking and forced servitude within the manufacturing and supply chain of a transnational corporate entity.

He examined steps that some multinational corporations have taken to discourage and prevent human trafficking and forced labour practices in their supply and manufacturing operations by discussing the role of corporate governance and the development of best practices to help corporations resist the temptations and corrupting influences that would otherwise compel them to traffic in human beings for forced servitude.

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The Forum - Corporate Manslaughter 6 October, 2009
College of Law Moorgate, London

Gerry, together with David Leckie from Maclay Murray & Spens, spoke at the launch event for 'The Forum' at the College of Law giving the students an insight into corporate manslaughter issues.

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Workplace Risk Management & Safety Responsibilities Seminar - including a Mock Court 17 September 2009
Freehills Electronic Moot Court & Lecture Theatre, Murdoch School of Law, Murdoch University, Perth, Australia

  • Do You Know When Your Staff Member is at Risk?
  • What is Your Workplace Culture and Behaviour Like?
  • What are Your Risk Management and Safety Responsibilities?
  • How Would You Manage a Court/Coronial Enquiry Situation?

These issues were explored by local experts in the fields of occupational health and safety. The seminar included comprehensive presentations and two Mock Court Scenarios.

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An international perspective on OHS - corporate manslaughter and the UK experience 9 September 2009
Deacons, Grosvenor Place, Level 18, 225 George Street, Sydney

Deacons hosted a seminar where Gerard spoke about the laws surrounding OHS from an International perspective. He explained recent developments in UK law on corporate manslaughter and some of the recent cases involving said changes.

This seminar also included a presentation by Michael Tooma on the Australian perspective.

 

 

Contract Management Responsibilities Seminar & Workshop 16 September 2009
Level 2 Theatrette, Public Transport Centre, West Parade, Perth WA 6000, Australia

The PTA hosted an extensive Programme Covering Relationships and Safety & Risk Management Responsibilities with Contractors & “Mock” Coronial Enquiry. Gerard was the keynote speaker at this event.

Aim
To provide clarity of role responsibilities with regard to safety & risk management. Gain an understanding of what the regulators expect of you with your relationship and responsibility regarding contractors.

Objective
Learn contract management “best practice”.

Outline
For everyone who has a relationship with or responsibilities involving contractors and the accountability that emanates from that process:

  • The requirements & expectations of regulators (WorkSafe & Office of Energy);
  • Case studies of prosecutions discussed and your responsibilities explained;
  • Contract management risk identification, recording & treatments to minimise risks explained;
  • Questions and Answer session; and
  • Experience being cross examined and your actions and decisions scrutinised in a mock coronial enquiry.

 

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Corporate & Commercial Law Webinar 30 June 2009
Interactive seminar broadcast live and worldwide from London (scheduled for 12.30pm until 1.30pm)

Gerard spoke on the Health and Safety Offences Bill as well as taking part in a 15 minute Q&A debate section.

Lexis Nexis Webinars – seminars on the web – are 1 hour lunch-time live audio-visual web broadcasts with 2 CPD points.

This webinar forms part of the Corporate & Commercial Law Series, running from February – July and September – December providing a legal and commercial update for Private Practice Corporate and Commercial Lawyers, Barristers and In-house Counsel on issues of legal concern and of commercial relevance.

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The Safety Health and Environment Show 9 June 2009
The Hilton, Blackpool

Gerard covered the Corporate Manslaughter Act from the perspective of companies, individuals and other organisations.

He also covered human factors, and the sentencing of individuals and organisations and other practical issues.

   

Health and Safety seminar
20 May 2009

Bridgend College Campus, Cowbridge Road, Bridgend

Gerard delivered the keynote address at this conference which focused on the implication of the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act on health and safety governance within schools and colleges.

This event was a unique opportunity for senior managers and health and safety officers to think again about how risks are managed within their organisation, and to ensure that proper steps are being taken to meet current legal duties.

 

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ACFO Conference & AGM
12 May 2009

Peugeot Motor Company Conference Centre, Coventry, UK

The Conference provided delegates with ‘10 top tips’ for effective fleet management in the current economic climate.

Gerard Forlin, an expert in health and safety law, analysed the impact of the latest legislation, including the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act on companies and business drivers. He delivered the keynote address at this conference focusing on the implication of the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act on health and safety governance within schools and colleges.

 

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Corporate Manslaughter & Other Fatal Accidents
30 April 2009
The Hatton, London

Gerard was the keynote speaker at this conference which covered the following topics:

  • Keynote Address: Implementing the Corporate Manslaughter Act
  • Corporate Manslaughter a year on: What is happening in practice?
  • Responding to criminal investigation and prosecution
  • Risk assessment in the workplace
  • Reputation management
  • Safety in the Boardroom
  • The role of the Police in Corporate Manslaughter investigations
  • Insurance implications of the Corporate Manslaughter Act
  • Corporate Manslaughter and insurance cover: Legal issues
  • Health and safety and the board: Directors' responsibilities

    The conference formed part of a series of conferences run by IBC Legal Conferences. Other conferences included Corruption and Bribery: Prevention and Compliance and Implementing a practical, value added ethics and compliance programme. Details of these are included in the attached programme below.

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Occupational Health & Safety Law Day 19 February 2009
Matilda Bay Function Centre, Crawley, Australia

This event heralded the initiation of a program of high level learning seminars to be run during 2009. These seminars were targeted specifically at broadening the understanding and application of OSH law by corporate and company executives. Subjects covered included accountability, liability and responsibility of executive management and the associated administration of safety and health related law as it is applied in Western Australia and including reference to national and international trends.

 

 

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Contract Management Responsibilities Seminar & Workshop 18 February 2009
Level 2 Theatrette, Public Transport Centre, West Parade, Perth WA 6000, Australia

The PTA hosted an extensive Programme Covering Relationships and Safety & Risk Management Responsibilities with Contractors & “Mock” Coronial Enquiry.

Aim
To provide clarity of role responsibilities with regard to safety & risk management. Gain an understanding of what the regulators expect of you with your relationship and responsibility regarding contractors.

Objective
Learn contract management “best practice”.

Outline
For everyone who has a relationship with or responsibilities involving contractors and the accountability that emanates from that process:

  • The requirements & expectations of regulators (WorkSafe & Office of Energy);
  • Case studies of prosecutions discussed and your responsibilities explained;
  • Contract management risk identification, recording & treatments to minimise risks explained;
  • Questions and Answer session; and
  • Experience being cross examined and your actions and decisions scrutinised in a mock coronial enquiry.

 

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IATA Legal Symposium 2009 8-10 February 2009
Millennium Hilton Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand

The Legal Symposium is the world's premier annual aviation law event, with a reputation for insight, relevance and value among aviation in-house counsel, private practitioners and government attorneys.

 

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European ATM Safety Culture Conference - 'De-mystifying Safety Culture' and SASI 17-18 December 2008
Intercontinental de la Ville Hotel, Rome, Italy

This two day conference focused on hearing from CEOs who have been through the Safety Culture process, who explained why they got involved, and what they get out of it.
Participants also heard from Safety Culture “Gurus” from other industries, to see what can be achieved, as well as pitfalls to avoid.

Specifically, it:

  • uncovered the concept of Safety Culture and what it means;
  • discussed current Safety Culture best practices;
  • agreed the steps needed to make ATM ‘best in class’ when it comes to Safety Culture.

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Road Safety Expo 2008 (1 December 2008)
Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, London

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360 Live debate at Lloyds of London: Is business facing a liability crisis? (5 June 2008)

The 360 risk project runs a series of informative events which cover key themes of climate change, terrorism and liability, as well as other emerging risks such as nanotechnology and pandemics.

In this debate Gerard Forlin joined Clive Anderson, Lord Hunt, Lord Falconer and others to discuss the serious issues and serious business of a compensation culture and liability generally. Gerard specifically covered the impact of the Corporate Manslaughter Act on businesses.

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Serious and Corporate Crime (30 April 2008)

Corporate Manslaughter: A Practitioners Guide (12 April 2008)

Gerard Forlin gave a talk at Lincoln’s Inn on the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007. (Click here for the full text of the Act) Paul Magrath of the Incorporated Council of Law Reporting attended this talk and followed it with an article published in the Spring 2008 edition of The Weekly Reports: Student Newsletter.


Flight Safety Foundation European Aviation Safety Seminar 13 March 2008

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Click here for coverage of the event in Air Safety World, the official Journal of the Flight Safety Foundation

 

 

Corporate Manslaughter Seminar 6 March 2008

 

Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007
27 July 2007

After a ten year period, the Act received Royal Assent on 26 July 2007.

Gerard Forlin was appointed Special Advisor to the Bar Council on the Corporate Killing Bill.

 

Local Authority Lawyers' Seminar (4 December 2007)
On Corporate Manslaughter

 

 

Corporate Manslaughter: Is your Organisation Prepared for the new Legislation? (10 July 2007)

 

The New Corporate Killing Proposals and General Climate: Where are we now and where are we going? (June 2007)
International Society for the Reform of Criminal Law.

 

Enviro Law Conference (7 June 2007)
On sentencing trends in prosecutions in the overlap of environmental and health and safety law.

 

 

CLT 2007 Health and Safety Conference: The Essential Annual Update (6 February 2007, London)

 

Corporate Manslaughter and Other Fatal Accidents: Essential analysis of the latest health and safety legislation - IBC Legal (15 May 2007, café Royale, London)

 

 

Stop Criminalising Air Investigations 30 October 2006

In an unprecedented joint statement, four of the world’s leading air safety bodies have issued a joint resolution condemning recent trends by enforcement and judicial bodies towards taking criminal action after aviation accidents.

Gerard Forlin, an acknowledged expert on health and safety, spoke at the Worldwide Symposium on Air Navigation: Flying through Congested Skies which was sponsored by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and the Institute of Air and Space law in Montreal on 28 September. The joint resolution was crafted after the Panel session on 29th and Gerard had a hand in drafting the resolution. Gerard’s forty minute speech at the symposium to the world-wide aviation industry had acted as a catalyst to the ensuing discussions. This speech followed an earlier one, given in Hong Kong to an IATA Legal Symposium in February 2006.

This resolution marks a major change in the management of aviation accident investigations. The joint statement is from the Flight Safety Foundation, Academie Nationale de l’Air et de l’Espace, Royal Aeronautical Society and the Civil Air Navigations Services Organisation.

 

"Air Navigation: Flying Through Congested Skies - A Worldwide Symposium and Exhibition On the Financing, Technology, Regulation and Policy Governing Air Navigation Systems (27-29th September 2006)

 

Corporate Manslaughter - CBI Conference Centre (6th July 2006)

 

The Corporate Manslaughter Bill - new legislative developments in corporate killing (24th May 2006)

 

Corporate Manslaughter and Health & Safety: The Current Climate - Where Are We Now? (20th March 2006)

 

In-House Counsel (6-7th March 2006)

 

IATA Legal Symposium 2006, Hong Kong (12-14th February 2006)