Annual Personal Injury Seminar 2019
This year we will focus on interesting and difficult issues arising in RTA litigation; all the busy practitioner needs to maximise success and avoid traps for the unwary. The event will be of interest to Claimant and Insurance representatives alike, with much of the content readily transferable to other areas of personal injury law. Please see the full programme below.
The cost of this event will be £175 + VAT. Discounts will apply for group bookings – please contact Jo Stapley to book your place and for further enquiries.
This event is accredited by APIL Training.
09:00 – 09:25 Coffee and registration
09:25 – 09:30 Welcome from Chair Will Waldron QC
09:30 – 10:10 Louis Browne QC and Alice Dobbie – Fraud and fundamental dishonesty
Louis and Alice will cover the most recent developments in fraud and committal law. They will focus on practical tactics and consider common litigation scenarios including: what is the line between exaggeration and fraud? What should be done in cases where there are indicators of fraud but no clear proof? What protection does early discontinuance offer a Claimant?
10:10 – 10:30 Matthew Stockwell – Major trauma, hidden injury and causation
Avoiding the pitfalls when investigating serious injury and spotting unusual injuries or additional claims. What you might need to investigate – with some pointers on how and why – based on real case examples.
10:30 – 11:00 James Manning – TRL
Collision investigation is not new; it is based on the laws of physics which have not changed since the days of Sir Isaac Newton. However the way in which technology can be used to assist with reconstructions is changing the way investigations are approached and also presented for the Court.
This presentation will discuss, with the use of case studies, how technology such as 3D laser scanning, computer modelling, CCTV camera matching and on-board vehicle data is being used and more importantly combined with existing techniques to improve and enhance the manner in which collisions can be investigated.
11:00 – 11:20 Coffee
11:20 – 11:40 Roger Hillman – Evidence Gathering
How to focus gathering your evidence.
11:40 – 12:00 Chris Allen – CCMC
An overview of CCMC’s in RTA litigation.
12:00 – 12:20 David Knifton QC – Schedules of Loss: how to present a winning case
David will examine the most effective presentation of the claim for the purposes of negotiation or trial.
12:20 – 12:50 Dr Sian Thrasher – Clinical Psychologist
In the psychologist’s mind: how to get the most out of your expert.
12:50 – 13:35 Lunch
13:35 – 14:05 Tim Mabon – The client’s perspective
My rehabilitation journey using exoskeleton.
14:05 – 14:25 Christopher Barnes – Child injuries/claims
Chris will discuss child claimants and liability issues.
14:25 – 14:45 Christopher Gutteridge – Sorry, not sorry
Early admissions of liability, and late attempts to withdraw them. Recent case law on CPR part 14.
14:45 – 15:05 Coffee
15:05 – 15:35 Simon Wilson, Thompsons Solicitors – Acting for Clients without Capacity – Deputyship and the Court of Protection
Simon will discuss property and Financial Affairs Deputyships, Deputy Powers and Duties, Concept of Capacity under the Mental Capacity Act, Proving Lack of Capacity / Disputed Capacity, Applying to the Court of Protection, Children, Costs and the relationship with the PI Litigation, working with the Deputy to achieve the best outcome for your client.
15:35 – 15:55 Gareth Shires – Legal Update
An overview of recent (and interesting) cases in the world of personal injury.
15:55 – 16:15 Paul Kirtley – ADR
How to achieve success through an alternative path.
16:15 – 16:30 Questions and Close