As a result of his specialist knowledge and networks, Jeff is increasingly approached by leading universities from across the globe to provide consultancy services in internationalisation strategies for those looking to enter the markets across the sub-Saharan region of Africa.
Jeff has delivered many public lectures on subjects such as the law of torts and plain language and has provided training in insurance law and practice to some of the world's largest and most prestigious organisations, as well as regularly providing seminars for the Chartered Insurance Institute in the UK. He is currently working with a number of organisations to promote plain English in the insurance industry and has experience of editing insurance policies.
Jeff regularly writes blogs for different organisations and articles on skills and communication, including for the global industry newspaper, The Lawyer. He has taken part in media debates on the insurance industry in the UK and has also appeared on national television and radio in various countries, primarily talking about the communication skills of law students and lawyers.
Below is a list of some of the companies/organisations that Jeff has provided training for:
Chartered Insurance Institute
Oval Insurance Broking
Broker IQ (Azur Underwriting)
De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek, Amsterdam
Jeff is also a regular speaker at conferences. Below are some examples of the papers Jeff
Writing to express and not to impress: using language to gain a competitive
advantage, UK Government Intellectual Property Office´s conference: Intellectual
property insurance for business: building confidence to innovate, London, UK
A new era for plain English? Stridonium´s Communicating in Business
conference, Churchill College, Cambirdge, UK
The importance of context & authenticity, European Legal English Teachers´
Association, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
An introduction to English for insurance, International
Association of Technical English Trainers, Hochschule Ulm, Germany
The critical role of language in inclusion, growth and sustainability of the insurance
industry, 2017 Conference of the Insurance Institute of Botswana, Gaborone, Botswana
Product, process and internationalisation: innovating for success, 2018 Conference of the
Insurance Institute of Botswana, Gaborone, Botswana
Jeff Heasman PGCert CELTA, LL.B (Hons), LL.M is a qualified language trainer with many years experience of working within the legal and insurance industries as a litigation executive and senior liability adjuster.
In addition to having handled litigation up to the Court of Appeal in London, and dealt with insurance claims arising from many worldwide jurisdictions, Jeff has extensive experience of providing training to lawyers, insurance professionals and English language teachers across the world.
Jeff has been Dean of the Faculty of Law at Cavendish University Zambia (CUZ) in Africa, where he was also a lecturer in the law of torts. He has also been a tutor in Legal and Academic English at Swansea University and has delivered courses in Business English to MBA students and company directors at a private university in Spain.
Through his consultancy services, Jeff has overseen the establishment and operation of Legal English testing centres across Africa, South America, Asia and Europe.
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