Special Public Committee will also hear from Supreme Court judge Lord Mance

Houses of Parliament

Senior representatives from Biba, Airmic and the British Insurance Law Association will give oral evidence on the Insurance Bill at the House of Lords next week.

Biba executive director Graeme Trudgill and deputy chairman of Biba’s Liability & Accident Committee Graham Terrell will give evidence to the House of Lords Special Public Bill Committee at a hearing on 9 December.

Also giving evidence at the hearing will be Airmic chief executive John Hurrell and technical director Paul Hopkin, as well as British Insurance Law Association chairman Michael Mendelowitz.

The committee will also hear evidence from Supreme Court judge Lord Mance.

The Special Public Bill Committee is collecting evidence on the Insurance Bill as it makes its way through the House of Lords.

The Bill aims to update insurance contract law, and will, among other changes, abolish controversial ‘basis of contract’ clauses in commercial insurance policies.

The committee issued a call for written evidence on 21 November. The deadline for submissions was 27 November.

The Bill was introduced to the House of Lords on 17 July this year and has been through its second reading. After clearing the committee stage and a third reading in the House of Lords, it will then pass through the House of Commons before gaining Royal Assent and being signed into law.