2018 Personal Injury Conference

Event Details

Course Code: S3996
Speaker: Various
Specialisations: Personal Injury, Civil Litigation, Conferences, APIL,
Venue: Liverpool Law Society, 2nd Floor Helix, Edmund Street, Liverpool, L3 9NY
Date: Wednesday, 13 June, 2018
Time: 09:30 - 16:15

Members Price: £205
Non Members Price: £260
Corporate Training Offer: Free
Training Season Ticket: Free

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Event Description

This year’s must-attend training event for solicitors, barristers and other practitioners involved with personal injury litigation. The conference will round-up key developments, examine current hot topics and provide an opportunity to hear from some excellent speakers.

9.10    – 9.30     Registration & refreshments

9.30– 9.35    Chairpersons opening address ~ John Hyde, The Law Society

9.35– 10.15    Civil Justice Reforms ~ Matthew Maxwell-Scott, Slater & Gordon Group
•    An update on the latest position on the government’s small claims and ‘whiplash’ reforms
•    An analysis of claims data and insurer behaviour
•    The industry response to date and where we go from here
•    How this fits with other reforms including on clinical negligence, the discount rate, fixed costs and more
•    An assessment of the sector’s future lobbying requirements

10.15 – 11    Fighting Fraud Collaboratively ~ Donna Scully, Carpenters
•    The Outstanding recommendations of the Fraud Task Force
•    Affiliated membership of the Insurance Fraud Bureau
•    Medco
•    Impact of GDPR on fraud & will the proposed Whiplash Reforms & LiP Portal make fraud worse?

11 – 11.15    Refreshment Break   
11.15 – 12.45     Getting the retainer right ~ Kerry Underwood, Underwoods
•    You can’t just take 25%!
•    The Contingency Fee Agreement, Bridging Agreement and Conditional Fee Agreement
•    The Client Care letter
•    Costs information throughout the case
•    The bill to the client
•    Calculating the amount due from a client
12.45 – 1.30     Lunch

1.30 – 2   After the Event Insurance Now and in the Future ~ Stewart McCulloch
•    Current issues
•    The role of ATE post- Personal Injury Reform
•    The role of ATE in relation to ADR
2 – 2.45    Fundamental Dishonesty, CPR 44.15, 44.16 & QOWCS ~ David Pilling, Liverpool Civil Law Chambers
•    Analysis of Howlett v Davies
•    Fundamental dishonesty in action: a review of some first instance decisions
•    Procedure and tactics
•    Discontinuance and CPR 44.15 and 44.16
•    Wasted costs orders: Thompson v Go North East Limited

2.45 – 3.00    Refreshments

3 – 3.30    Alternative Dispute Resolution for PI Lawyers ~ Stephen Lawson, FDR Law
•    Is it relevant for PI Lawyers?
•    The ever changing legal landscape
•    Keep up to date with law and practice

3.30 – 4.10    Professional Negligence in Credit Hire ~ Kirsty McKno, Compass Law
•    Become credit hire aware
•    Sharing information with Credit Hire Companies
•    To include or not to include – that is the question!
•    Claim steps 
•    Documentation
•    Worse case scenario

4.10-4.15    Chair summary & close

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Please note, if traveling by train, Liverpool Lime Street Station will be closed from 2nd June till 29th July. For further information see: www.merseytravel.gov.uk/travel-updates/Pages/Liverpool-Lime-Street-Major-Upgrade.aspx#

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