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AILA seeks 2021 Gill Award submissions

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The Australian Insurance Law Association (AILA) is seeking submissions for this year’s Gill Award, which honours co-founder Michael Gill and offers a $10,000 prize.

AILA President Cameron Roberts says the award enables applicants to showcase their knowledge of emerging insurance trends and markets.

Applicants, who must be AILA members and Australian residents, sign up via the AILA website before August 20 and submit a written paper of 3000 to 4500 words by September 17. A judging panel will select the winner from short-listed contenders who will present via Zoom.

The winner will also have an opportunity to deliver the paper on an international stage once border restrictions permit.

Papers should address one of the following topics: consumer protection and dispute resolution, marine insurance, credit insurance and surety, motor insurance, personal insurance and pensions, new technologies, distribution of insurance products, accumulation of claims and subrogation, climate change, reinsurance, civil liability insurance, and state supervision and insurance.

Last year, Wotton + Kearney Solicitor Jessica Chapman took home the inaugural Gill Award with her essay on the crypto-currency industry and the opportunities it provides to insurers globally.

Mr Gill co-founded AILA after attending the AIDA World Congress in London in 1982. He is a past president of AIDA, AILA life member and chairman of the National Insurance Brokers Association code compliance committee.