Insurance can be complex and ambiguous even for the professionals, so you can be forgiven for having a few insurance questions when it comes to the risks associated with running your Day Hospital. To help you feel more confident about insurance, Mediprotect is giving you the exclusive opportunity to have your questions answered by Mediprotect’s guests speakers Dr Allan Manning (the LMI Group) and Michael Gapes (Carter Newell Lawyers) at the 2015 ADHA Conference.

Mediprotect is sponsoring Dr Allan Manning and Michael Gapes to deliver a session on insurance at the conference at the following time:

DAY ONE, Thursday 10th September
“Insurance Session”
Session 3 Plenary, 2.30-3.30pm

To have your question answered during the session, please complete the short form below. Due to time constraints, all questions may not be answered at the session, however Dr Allan Manning and Michael Gapes will answer each question and all responses will be emailed to our e-newsletter subscribers following the conference. If you are not subscribed to our e-newsletter, please click here.



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Dr Allan

For over 40 years, Prof Allan Manning has managed large and complex losses involving major and complex claims all around the world. Using his experience he now acts as a client advocate on claims, acts as an expert witness, and conducts policy reviews and drafts insurance wordings. He has developed knowledge based services such as PolicyComparison.com, BIcalculator.com, RiskCoach and the business continuity management system, ContinuityCoach.com now used across the globe.
Allan is one of Australia’s most academically qualified insurance professionals having lectured at RMIT, Melbourne, and Victoria Universities and has delivered over 1,200 papers on insurance and risk management topics. He holds the post of Adjunct Professor with Victoria University in the Faculty of Law and Justice, and is the author of 13 books on insurance, including Business Interruption Insurance & Claims; Mannings Six Principles of General Insurance; Understanding the ISR Policy and It May Happen to Me! The Essential Guide to General Insurance. He is currently international president of the International Institute of Claims Preparers and was recently rated in the top 20 most influential people in insurance for the 5th year running. He was awarded the Life Time Achievement Award at the 2012 Insurance Industry Awards and is an Honorary Life Member of The Institute.



Michael Gapes

Michael Gapes is an Insurance Partner in the Professional Liability team. Michael has gained extensive experience in a wide variety of insurance-related matters having practised in private practice and several senior in-house roles in New Zealand, the United Kingdom and Australia.

Michael specialises in the defence of all types of professional indemnity claims (including claims against real estate agents, valuers, surveyors, financial advisers, financial institutions, brokers and healthcare professionals). He also has considerable experience in directors’ and officers’ liability claims, having gained this expertise whilst working for one of the world’s largest financial lines insurers in London and a large Swiss investment bank. Michael also has expertise in employment practices and pension trustee liability claims and is often asked to provide advice in relation to policy wording and interpretation issues. He has extensive experience in alternative dispute resolution processes and an extremely able negotiator.

Michael works for a variety of domestic and international insurers and is well regarded by insurers, insureds and brokers for the high quality and accuracy of his work and the strategic, pragmatic approach that he adopts to claims management.

Michael is a committee member on the Queensland Law Society’s Professional Conduct Committee, an active member of the Australian Professional Indemnity Group (APIG) and the Australian Insurance Law Association (AILA).