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Sector Focus Teams

Several years ago, FOIL undertook a radical overhaul of its special interest groups to strengthen its areas of sector focus and engage more effectively with the whole of its membership.

A series of new member-led sector focus teams was set up to be more closely aligned to the operational structure of the insurance industry, making these teams immediately more relevant to the interests of FOIL members and their client base.

Each team has a similar structure limited to 5-6 lawyers from different member firms in England and Wales plus a member from Scotland and one from Northern Ireland in most cases. In addition, there are 6 Scotland specific SFTs. Members join for no longer than 3 years and the annual time commitment is approximately 3 days, although this can vary depending on external developments in any given sector.

The teams currently set up, focus on the areas listed below, and FOIL will use the same template and structure to focus on new areas of insurance law as markets develop and reforms evolve.

Sector Focus Teams have five key roles:

Each of the teams identify key topics and issues of most importance to their area; they examine and argue any case for change and are in the frontline of formulating FOIL’s official policy and response to relevant Government or industry consultations.

Please click here vacancies for a list of the current vacancies on the teams.