Matthew Stockwell delivers APIL seminar in Manchester

November 21, 2019

Matthew Stockwell from Exchange Chambers delivered the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers’ Running a brain injury case – the fundamentals seminar in Manchester this week.

Described by APIL as “an essential introduction for any practitioner wishing to handle a case involving brain injury” the one-day course covered a range of aspects including:

  • how to recognise a brain injury and how it overlaps with other injuries
  • the first interview with the client and/or their family, including funding the claim
  • dealing with insurers and defendants from the outset
  • discharge planning, NHS input and therapies
  • benefits, housing and accommodation
  • social services and dealing with employers
  • rehabilitation and case management
  • mental capacity and Court of Protection
  • choosing your experts, including counsel
  • starting proceedings, costs budgeting and the muti-track code
  • discreet aspects of liability e.g. seatbelts, crash helmets
  • court approval, provisional damages and periodical payments
  • financial and investment advice, post settlement and the long term

Matthew Stockwell is a leading barrister at Exchange Chambers, conducting serious injury litigation and welfare related public matters throughout England & Wales. His caseload is made up almost exclusively with a mixture of high value (or other importance to the parties), sensitivity and complexity. Matthew served on the national executive committee between 2007 and 2015 – as vice president in 2012 and president in 2013. He also has extensive experience of fatal accident, clinical and professional negligence claims and other cases of medical and technical complexity.

Matthew co-presented the seminar with Colin Ettinger, a former consultant with Irwin Mitchell.  Colin has been practicing personal injury work for over 40 years and led the personal injury department at Irwin Mitchell’s London office for over 20 years. He has been active in APIL since its formation.  He is a life member, a senior fellow and holds APIL accreditation for spinal injuries and brain injuries and has authority to assess others applying for these accreditations.  He is a past president of APIL.