Waiver Liability & Dog Liability Claims in BC Webinar (PDT)


Insurance Institute of BC, BC [Map]
Date and Time: October 13, 2022 9:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. PDT


Part 1: Waiver Liability

Waivers embody the essence of freedom of contract, which is a marvelous thing. However, do you know what you're signing when you sign a waiver? Does the waiver matter and perhaps most importantly, is the waiver worth the paper it's printed on? Understand the pitfalls and power of waiver liability and how these documents are treated by the courts.

Webinar Objectives:
• Review waiver liability in BC   
• Discuss recent treatment of waivers by the courts  
• Demonstrate drafting and administering waivers through a quick reference guide

Part 2: Dog Liability

Dogs make great companions and can enrich our daily life. As wonderful as they are, they come with a host of potential liability considerations for the insurance industry. From dog breed, to incident location, to actions of the dog, beware of the many different considerations when assessing a dog liability claim.

Webinar Objectives:
• Understand the law in BC with respect to dog liability claims   
• Define the requirements of "reasonable" dog owner in different circumstances  
• Review a checklist to assess dog liability claims  


Charlotte Manning,  Lawyer - Bilkey Law Corp.  
Charlotte has been a partner at Bilkey Law Corp. since 2019 and practices exclusively in the area of insurance defence. Additionally, she has developed a niche practice in equine related claims. Charlotte earned her JD in 2014 as a member of Thompson Rivers University's inaugural class. Prior to law school, Charlotte obtained a BA degree at Malaspina University College with a major in Criminology and thereafter spent some time working as a probation officer in the East Kootenays. Outside of work, Charlotte enjoys training and competing her four horses, as well as working on the farm with her husband, daughter, and three dogs.   

Blair Driedger,  Lawyer - Bilkey Law Corp.  
Blair has been a partner at Bilkey Law since 2019. Blair's law practice is devoted exclusively to insurance defence litigation and subrogation, and he has appeared in all levels of court in British Columbia. He earned his Juris Doctor at Thompson Rivers University in 2014 and received his undergraduate degree in history and economics from Simon Fraser University. When not at work, Blair can be found spending time with his wife and young daughter, their two dogs, or on the golf course.  

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Number of Continuing Education Credits: 2 Technical CE Credit (BC)
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Registration Deadline: Wednesday, October 12, 2022

Fees: Include GST. Insurance Institute membership required

$75 IIBC Member
+$90 Insurance Institute membership for New Member (membership exp May 31, 2023 )

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Insurance Institute of BC
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Fee Description Amount
IIBC Member $71.43
New Member (+$90 membership applied at check out) $71.43