Director of Market & Public Affairs
Samantha is responsible for leading Keoghs' public affairs and thought leadership programme. This includes keeping informed with and influencing any policy development that may affect the insurance industry through liaising with representatives within Government, Westminster and other relevant industry stakeholders.
She joined Keoghs in October 2015 from the ABI where she was the policy lead on civil justice issues, responsible for identifying and developing ABI policy in several key areas that directly affect the costs facing and the reputation of the insurance industry. This primarily included work on the implementation of Lord Justice Jackson’s recommendations in the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders (LASPO) Bill (now Act) and related secondary legislation, as well as lobbying to secure an extension in the claims limit for the RTA Portal, as well as extending the model to employers’ and public liability.
Prior to the ABI, Samantha worked in private practice as a commercial insurance litigation solicitor.
Latest Insights by Samantha Ramen
Client Alerts 28/06/2018
The Civil Liability Bill has finished its passage through the House of Lords, but what is happening with Part 2 - the discount rate?
Client Alerts 14/06/2018
The Government’s proposals to reform personal injury claims were put to its first real test in the House of Lords as the Civil Liability Bill reached Report Stage. Ninety amendments were tabled, many of them the Government’s own amendments. In this client alert we examine the more significant amendments.
Client Alerts 16/05/2018
The House of Lords Committee stage of the Civil Liability Bill is complete. There were two days of discussion, with many amendments tabled and debated. We have set out what we believe to be the key observations of each of the two Committee stage sessions.
Client Alerts 26/04/2018
Yesterday’s Second Reading of the Civil Liability Bill lasted three and a half hours. Of course, most of us expected as much. We have been aware for some time that this Bill would get a rough ride in Parliament and particularly in the House of Lords. So what have we learned from yesterday’s debate? We have set out the most notable observations below.
Client Alerts 24/04/2018
As the second reading of the Civil Liability Bill takes place in the House of Lords, Director of Market Affairs, Samantha Ramen, looks at a report recently published by the Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee and whether this will impact on the Bill's debate.
Client Alerts 28/03/2018
It’s now been a week since The Civil Liability Bill was published. The hope from many was that the Bill would provide a bit of certainty in terms of the tariffs and the whiplash definition, but it seems the water is still somewhat murky. So what do we know, and when can we expect to have that all important certainty? We have set out a Q&A to try and give some clarity.