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Commercial Liability Insurance – Introduction


This one-day participative commercial liability insurance training workshop provides an excellent introduction to the principles and practice of general liability insurance. It covers what those involved in providing basic technical or administrative services need to know.

The workshop can also provide a good grounding for trainees – or those with the potential to develop their careers into more technically demanding work in future.

Our commercial liability insurance training workshop focuses on general Commercial Liability (Employers’ Liability, Public Liability, Products insurance), but the principles covered apply to all liability insurance.

Course Content

  • The Need for Liability Insurance
  • The Main Sources of Liability
  • The Main Provisions of Cover and the Main Hazards Encountered
  • Overview of the UK Legal System
  • How Civil Liability can Attach through Common Law/Tort, Contract or Statute, including a Detailed Overview of the Key Torts (Negligence, Nuisance, Trespass, Defamation and Strict Liability)
  • Typical Policy Structure, Covers, Conditions and Restrictions
  • The Basic Elements of Underwriting Considerations
  • Overview of the Claims process Explaining the Fundamental Difference between Legal Liability and Policy Liability
  • Overview of Recent Legal and Social Trends that have Impacted on Liability Insurance

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the main types of Liability Insurance and why businesses require them
  • Describe how liabilities arise under common law, contract and statute
  • Explain the policy cover provided by Employers’ Liability, Public Liability and Products Liability policies
  • Apply the terms and conditions of a combined Liability Insurance policy to various claims
  • Outline the basic elements of liability underwriting
  • Explain the difference between legal liability and policy liability
  • List some recent legal and social trends which have impacted Liability Insurance

Ready to book?

Simply complete the booking form with your details and a member of our team will be in touch with the next available dates. 

Any questions?  

If you’re not quite sure if this course is suitable or are looking for further information, call our team on 0117 244 7221.