It’s a week of leaders and lunches for our deputy editor

The Supreme Court backs the Scottish parliament’s right to force insurers to pay compensation to pleural plaque sufferers. Will the industry throw the last roll of the dice and take the case to the European Court of Human Rights?

Industry chief execs discuss the prognosis for 2012 at the Insurance Times Global Leaders Forum. Later, we start the countdown to the IT Awards with the finalists’ reception.

Across to Park Lane for the Chartered Institute of Loss Adjusters’ annual lunch.

We’re trying to get a line from Towergate about its management shake-up, but the company’s entire senior team is in Portugal on the company’s annual away-day.

I see Co-op GI chief David Neave for the second time in three weeks - he’s down in the capital to launch the new strategy of the Insurance Fraud Bureau, which he chairs.