Conference set to explore environmental issues and tree management challenges 

ILC’s Home & Property Specialist Subsidence Conference is set to explore the latest environmental issues and tree management challenges during the final session of the day. 

Following previous sessions during the day looking at 2018 and 2022 surges and considering triage, early decision making and solutions, the afternoon will concentrate on how the sector best advances its relationship with tree management and appropriate solutions. The session will touch upon key subjects such as: 

  • Consumer Duty 
  • Joint Mitigation Protocol 
  • Understanding the future tree management policies of councils etc 
  • Tree removal consultation 
  • Stabilisation 
  • Effective and lasting repair 

The session will feature some key experts to share their thoughts, discussing options and providing opinions including: 

  • Jeremy Aitchison, Subsidence Oversight Consultant, Aviva 
  • Anthony Byars, Liability Risk Consultant, Zurich Resilience Solutions   
  • Freya Chapman, Mainmark 
  • Sarah Dodd, Founder, Tree Law Ltd 
  • Richard Rollitt, Technical Director, Innovation Group 

Taking place on Thursday 7 March 2024 at the Manufacturing Technology Centre (Coventry), the Specialist Subsidence Conference is backed for the second consecutive year by Headline Sponsor: Optera; along with Gold Sponsor: Geobear, Shire Structures Ltd and Restek UK Ltd; and Silver Sponsors: Courtesy Kitchens & Bathrooms, Flawless Soil Testing, Innovation Group, Leviat Ltd, Mainmark, Sedgwick and Vivre Stays Ltd.  

Further participants scheduled to join discussions on the day are:  

  • Chris Carlton, New Business & Key Client Director, Geobear 
  • Alex Finch, Commercial Director, Optera Ltd 
  • Jemma Garrett, Founder & Laboratory/Managing Director, Flawless Soil Testing Ltd 
  • Liam Hanlon, Managing Director, The Forshaw Group & Chair, The Subsidence Forum 
  • Ron Mace, Director, Shire UK 
  • Sne Patel, Subsidence Consultant, Innovation Group 
  • Alan Perry, Technical Director, Restek UK Ltd 
  • Suzanne Reid, Technical Claims Manager, Property & Liability, esure 
  • Kevin Williams, Head of Subsidence & Valuations, Sedgwick 
  • Steve Winks, Supply Chain Executive, AXA 
  • Steve Wright, Head of Technical Services, GHG Solutions Ltd 

To find out more about the event, see the full agenda and book tickets click here.  

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