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2 Training prospectus: spring/summer 2015 Contents (in date order) Page Webinars 3 The law of damages 4 Trips, slips and other mishaps the essentials 5 Clinical negligence intermediate 5 PI update spring APIL silver anniversary conference APIL charity golf day Accidents at work the essentials 8 A comprehensive guide to running a successful asbestos claim 8 Accidents at work Portals, protocols and fast track Clinical negligence update Client care Fatal accidents 11 Running a brain injury case the fundamentals 12 APIL military claims conference Motor liability update 13 Clinical negligence advanced 13 Training the trainers 14 Professional negligence: Jackson`s marketplace reloaded 14 APIL annual advanced brain and spinal cord injury conference

3 APIL webinars 2015 Your computer Reaney v University Hospital of North Staffordshire NHS Trust [2014] 20 February :00-13:00 - presented by John McQuater This webinar will: review and explain the decision analyse the distinction between causation necessary to establish liability and the subsequent assessment of damages explain how this decision affects expert evidence, schedules and assessment of quantum Procedure review: spring March :00-13:00 - presented by Frances McCarthy and John McQuater What s been happening in the courts plus the new rules: part 1 30 March :00-14:00 - presented by Gary Barker and Brett Dixon All the latest developments in court decisions on costs issues such as: success fee recoverability the effect of loss of capacity on retainer/costs has the 25% threshold been reached in a detailed costs assessment? the latest changes to the rules which will include MedCo; Part 36; success fee from child/protected party damages guideline hourly rates J codes and the new Bill of Costs success fee recoverability (mesothelioma) Developments in the portals and fast-track is it working and how to make it work 22 June :00-14:00 - presented by Gary Barker and Brett Dixon Expert fees Draper v Newport mistakes and errors Kilby v Brown dangers of coming out of the portal on mistakes Bewicke-Copley v Ibeh New Part 36 and 95/5 liability offers What s been happening in the courts: part 2 28 July :00-14:00 - presented by Gary Barker and Brett Dixon This webinar will be an up-to-the-minute recap of what has been happening in the past few months. It will cover the Criminal Justice and Courts Bill and bring listeners fully up-to-scratch on the important cases and facts to succeed in daily practice. What s been happening in the courts plus the new rules: part 3 21 September :00-14:00 - presented by Gary Barker and Brett Dixon This webinar will cover everything that has been happening in the courts over the past few months. It will cover all the latest court decisions plus any proposed legislation as well as all the October rule changes. Procedure review: autumn October :00-13:00 - presented by Frances McCarthy and John McQuater Multi-track cases maximising costs whilst getting the best result for your client 7 December :00-14:00 - presented by Gary Barker and Brett Dixon This webinar will be an update on the latest court decisions. It will cover all the latest court decisions plus any proposed legislation. In particular this webinar will bring you fully up-to-date on: costs budgeting indemnity costs v fixed costs provisional assessments 1 CPD hour 3

4 The law of damages London 4 February 2015 Manchester 12 February 2015 Bristol 3 March 2015 This course has been revised to take into account recent developments and case law. This training aims to give you the knowledge and expertise to prepare schedules of damages to ensure your client recovers all relevant heads of loss. Topics to be covered on the day include: pain, suffering and loss of amenity loss of earnings including Ogden 7 care loss of leisure opportunities provisional damages interim payments mitigation of loss interest obtaining evidence and witness statements in support of damages claim loss of congenial employment DIY accommodation Programme* 09:00 Registration and refreshments 09:30 Welcome and introduction APIL senior litigator and above 09:40 Session one general damages relationship breakdown schedule of special damages loss of earnings housekeeping and DIY Malcolm Underhill, APIL fellow, IBB Solicitors Malcolm Underhill is a partner at IBB Solicitors, in West London. Having begun his career in the insurance industry over 25 years ago, he has a broad range of experience, having acted for both defendants and claimants during that period. He is a member of the Law Society s Personal Injury Accreditation Scheme and fellow of APIL. He is co-ordinator of APIL damages special interest group. He focuses on serious head injury and child abuse work. Malcolm is listed as a leader in his field by Chambers UK Legal Directory. He trains personal injury solicitors around the UK on behalf of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers. 11:00 Refreshment break 11:15 Session two dishonesty/exaggeration loss of congenial employment Ogden Tables 13:00 Lunch 14:00 Session three periodical payments interim payments nursing care 15:15 Refreshment break 15:30 Session four medical expenses accommodation provisional damages interest mitigation of loss witness statements 17:00 Close *Topics and timings subject to change 4

5 Trips, slips and other mishaps - the essentials London 5 February 2015 Manchester 26 February 2015 This course has been designed to help you find the right piece of law to maximise the potential recovery of compensation for your client. In addition to the common law, there are a host of regulations and statutes that relate to this area, impacting in different ways with very different, often surprising, standards of care. Key topics include: occupiers liability to lawful visitors and trespassers duties to children and workers shop and supermarket slips and trips liability for fire highway trips contributory negligence all the latest John McQuater, APIL senior fellow and past president, Atherton Godfrey John McQuater is a partner and head of litigation at Atherton Godfrey, Doncaster. He was president of APIL between 2009 and 2010 and was re-elected to the EC in John is a senior fellow of APIL, a member of the Law Society personal injury and clinical negligence accreditation schemes and an APIL accredited clinical negligence specialist. He is also an author in the APIL Guide series, published by Jordans, as well as a member of the editorial board of JPIL. Clinical negligence - intermediate London 6 February 2015 Manchester 27 February 2015 This course follows on from where Clinical negligence - the fundamentals left off... Designed for the more experienced clinical negligence practitioner looking to improve on their existing range of skills and abilities, and to further their practical knowledge and experience. This full-day course will include: funding clinical negligence claims issues over public funding, CFAs, DBAs and LEI effective use of the Clinical Disputes Protocol practical issues regarding disclosure of medical records choosing an expert what you really need to know the conference with the expert proving the case and testing the evidence breach and causation, Bolam, Bolitho, Bailey and Leigh drafting and agreeing agendas for joint expert meetings best practice and ways to run clinical negligence cases efficiently and profitably practice, procedure and tactics with Part 36 and much more "Most enjoyable and lively training day I have attended for some time." John McQuater, APIL senior fellow and past president, Atherton Godfrey APIL litigator APIL senior litigator and above 5

6 Personal injury update - spring 2015 Cardiff - 24 February 2015 Leeds - 5 March 2015 Newcastle - 6 March 2015 Dorchester - 9 March 2015 Exeter - 10 March 2015 Bristol - 11 March 2015 Birmingham - 12 March 2015 Nottingham - 13 March 2015 Gatwick - 17 March 2015 London - 18 March 2015 Manchester - 25 March 2015 Liverpool - 26 March 2015 Blackpool - 27 March 2015 This course, presented by APIL treasurer Nigel Tomkins and EC member John McQuater, will provide a full personal injury update on many subjects including: asbestos liability developments employers liability update: manual handling work equipment damages issues update: interim payments conflict of laws pre-existing conditions brain damage alleged malingering clinical negligence update: bad character evidence credibility similar fact evidence Speakers: CPR update: more on service issues default judgments problems Part 36 developments portals mistakes QOCS clarity RTA liability update: accidents at junctions accidents to children evidence and appeals exclusion of liability ex turpi causa defences John McQuater, APIL senior fellow and past president, Atherton Godfrey John McQuater is a partner and head of litigation at Atherton Godfrey, Doncaster. He was president of APIL between 2009 and 2010 and was re-elected to the EC in John is a senior fellow of APIL, a member of the Law Society personal injury and clinical negligence accreditation schemes and an APIL accredited clinical negligence specialist. He is also an author in the APIL Guide series, published by Jordans, as well as a member of the editorial board of JPIL. Nigel Tomkins, APIL treasurer and fellow, Nigel Tomkins Consultancy Nigel Tomkins is an independent training and legal consultant. He is the treasurer and a fellow of APIL and he is also the digest editor of JPIL. Nigel is a working consultant with solicitors Freeth Cartwright LLP and has over 30 years experience as a specialist personal injury lawyer. 6

7 APIL annual conference April 2015 The Celtic Manor Resort, Newport, Gwent Silver anniversary conference Principal sponsor: Special guest - Simon Weston OBE - keynote speaker Practical and relevant training for all PI practitioners, vital and essential updates and great networking opportunities Packed two-day programme which includes a mixture of plenary and seminar sessions Supporting events include the APIL charity golf day, AGM and Thursday evening gala dinner Exhibition with around 60 organisations, showcasing their products and services to our members. Meet them for an informal chat and find out how they can help you and your firm! Event dedicated to APIL members only Residential package includes attendance at both days of the conference, access to the exhibition, refreshments and meals throughout the two days, notes to accompany the event, a ticket to the gala dinner and overnight accommodation on Thursday, 23 April. Please contact the APIL office on for more information CPD: approx 10 hours APIL charity golf day 2015 in aid of Brain Injury is BIG Kindly sponsored by 22 April 2015 Taking place on the day prior to APIL's silver anniversary annual conference, we are delighted to be returning to the famous 'Twenty Ten Course' at the Celtic Manor Resort for APIL's 16th annual charity golf day. This event always sells out quickly so we would encourage you to book your place nice and early, to avoid disappointment. Shotgun start at 11am Canapes and presentation of prizes at around 5.45pm Prizes will be awarded for both individual and team Stableford coming 1st, 2nd and 3rd, together with longest drive and nearest the pin VAT for individual VAT for a team of 4 7

8 Accidents at work - the essentials Nottingham 10 February 2015 This course has been fully updated for the post Enterprise Act era and will give you all the essential knowledge you need to succeed in employers liability cases All the key areas are covered in this fully up-to-date course. As well as showing you how to approach your cases post Enterprise Act, this course will: give you a solid understanding of the principles of negligence and how they interact with the duties of employers take an in-depth look at vicarious liability and where the law is at now enable you to identify and use the regulations and the approved codes of practice to establish liability in your cases deal with the European aspects to employers liability give you the knowledge you need to succeed in employers liability cases make you comfortable with picking the cases that you are likely to win help you win cases you might not have taken on Brett Dixon, APIL fellow, Smith Jones Ltd Brett Dixon is a fellow of APIL. He currently works as a personal injury solicitor dealing primarily with catastrophic injuries but he maintains a significant interest in employers liability cases. He has previously headed C2G, the costing arm of Smith Jones (Solicitors) Limited, and continues to advise them and provide advocacy in costs hearings. He was previously the secretary of APIL s costs and funding SIG for three terms and is now an EC member. He was previously responsible for organising and managing training in the PI department of a large practice. He has practised as a solicitor since He has a wealth of experience in representing both private and trade union clients, and he has written a number of articles on costs matters. A comprehensive guide to running a successful asbestos claim Manchester 1 May 2015 London 30 June 2015 Nicholas Bevan and Daniel Easton will deliver a comprehensive A to Z guide to running successful asbestos disease claims from start to finish This intensive one-day course is aimed at trainees and practitioners wanting to re-skill themselves in this highly technical area of industrial disease practice so they can master the intricacies of running an asbestos disease claim. The course is also suited to existing industrial disease specialists and team leaders seeking to refresh and update their know-how and expertise in this fast developing field of practice. The course will cover: use of asbestos and the diseases it causes knowledge amongst defendants, proving foresight and establishing liability analysis of legislation and how to use it to win cases de minimis exposure, asymptomatic diseases and low value claims causation in mesothelioma and lung cancer contributory negligence tracing defendants and insurers the Diffuse Mesothelioma Payment Scheme EL trigger litigation tips on preparing statements and other evidence quantum and state benefits update on mesothelioma procedure Speakers: Nicholas Bevan, APIL fellow emeritus and independent trainer Nicholas Bevan is a senior solicitor with over 20 years experience as a personal injury lawyer, acting on behalf of claimants and a number of major insurance companies. Daniel Easton, APIL fellow, Leigh Day Daniel Easton is a partner at Leigh Day & Co in London. Daniel specialises in complex personal injury claims, particularly asbestos disease claims, and is the coordinator of APIL s occupational health special interest group. APIL litigator 8

9 Accidents at work 2015 Blackpool - 8 May 2015 Nottingham - 20 May 2015 Manchester - 3 June 2015 Leeds - 4 June 2015 Belfast - 9 June London - 18 June 2015 Bristol - 23 June 2015 Gateshead - 24 June 2015 Birmingham - 25 June 2015 Edinburgh - 25 June 2015 APIL s annual workplace accidents course is back! Not to be missed! Building on the success of previous series, Brett Dixon and Cenric Clement-Evans will cover all the latest cases and provide a full update on this area of the law. Full details will be announced nearer the time to ensure the course is fully up-to-date. The course will visit 10 locations nationwide and will feature: a review of the impact of s69 Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013 after 18 months why regulations still matter all the latest cases the latest on construction accidents plenty of interaction through workshops and maybe even a quiz Speakers: Cenric Clement-Evans, APIL fellow, NewLaw Solicitors Cenric Clement-Evans is an APIL fellow and a solicitor at NewLaw Solicitors in Cardiff where he works with the teams specialising in work injuries. In April 2014, Cenric was re-elected to the APIL executive committee. He has previously served as co-ordinator and secretary of APIL s special interest group on occupational health and co-ordinator of APIL Wales between 1998 and Brett Dixon, APIL fellow, Smith Jones Ltd Brett Dixon is a fellow of APIL. He currently works as a personal injury solicitor dealing primarily with catastrophic injuries but he maintains a significant interest in employers liability cases. He has previously headed C2G, the costing arm of Smith Jones (Solicitors) Limited, and continues to advise them and provide advocacy in costs hearings. He was previously the secretary of APIL s costs and funding SIG for three terms, and is now an EC member. He was previously responsible for organising and managing training in the PI department of a large practice. He has practised as a solicitor since He has a wealth of experience in representing both private and trade union clients, and he has written a number of articles on costs matters. *Please note that some courses may be presented by only one speaker 9

10 Portals, protocols and fast track 2015 London 12 May 2015 Manchester 17 June 2015 Bristol 24 June 2015 Claims in the portals, protocols and fast-track - all you need to know fully revised and updated for 2015 This fully updated course will help you understand how to run your cases through the portals, protocols and fast-track in the new era. Topics to be covered will include: what goes into the portals and what stays out why that is important updates to the RTA Protocol including soft tissue injury claims, accredited medical experts and more portal case-law key quantum issues exits tactics in the fast-track Part 36 update costs Speakers: John McQuater, APIL senior fellow and past president, Atherton Godfrey John McQuater is a partner and head of litigation at Atherton Godfrey, Doncaster. He was president of APIL between 2009 and 2010 and was re-elected to the EC in John is a senior fellow of APIL, a member of the Law Society personal injury and clinical negligence accreditation schemes and an APIL accredited clinical negligence specialist. He is also an author in the APIL Guide series, published by Jordans, as well as a member of the editorial board of JPIL. Nigel Tomkins, APIL treasurer and fellow, Nigel Tomkins Consultancy Nigel Tomkins is an independent training and legal consultant. He is the treasurer and a fellow of APIL and he is also the digest editor of JPIL. Nigel is a working consultant with solicitors Freeth Cartwright LLP and has over 30 years experience as a specialist personal injury lawyer. Clinical negligence update 2015 London 11 May 2014 Manchester 14 May 2015 Leeds 3 June 2015 Bristol 25 June 2015 This course will bring you fully up-to-date on all the important developments clinical negligence practitioners need to know about for 2015! Based on APIL s hugely popular PI update series, but designed specifically for clinical negligence lawyers, this one day course will cover: breach of duty: winners and losers the latest on the developing story of causation important developments on quantum the latest Part 36 cases the key decisions on sanctions funding and costs budgeting the duty of candour the Medical Innovation Bill latest tactics Speakers: Muiris Lyons, APIL fellow and past president, Stewarts Law Muiris is the head of clinical negligence in the London office of Stewarts Law. He is a past president of APIL and is also an APIL fellow. He specialises in catastrophic injury claims and medical law. He is the general editor of the Journal of Personal Injury Law (JPIL) and a contributing editor to Kemp & Kemp, as well as contributing to a number of other journals and textbooks. John McQuater, APIL senior fellow and past president, Atherton Godfrey John McQuater is a partner and head of litigation at Atherton Godfrey, Doncaster. He was president of APIL between 2009 and 2010 and was re-elected to the EC in John is a senior fellow of APIL, a member of the Law Society personal injury and clinical negligence accreditation schemes and an APIL accredited clinical negligence specialist. He is also an author in the APIL Guide series, published by Jordans, as well as a member of the editorial board of JPIL. 10

11 Client care 2015 Manchester 15 May 2015 Excellent client care plays an often overlooked and essential role in the success of your business. This course will illustrate how to place your client at the centre of your practice and achieve the very best outcome for you both. The course will cover: how does the SRA outcomes-focused regulation affect personal injury practice? whether you are ready to compete on a level playing field with every other provider of legal services, including ABS s, under the new regulatory regime? how the ban on referral fees works in practice? In addition, the course will cover: how improving client care can revitalise your business and become an essential marketing tool find out how to train and motivate other people in your department to deliver excellent client care working with the client to achieve a successful result - the 'team approach', managing expectations, understanding client needs how to avoid complaints - turning the nightmare client into an advocate for the firm when it goes wrong - ensure understanding of the new approach of the Legal Ombudsman. What will outcomes-focused regulation mean for you? What is expected from you? Frances McCarthy, APIL past president and senior fellow, Pattinson and Brewer Frances McCarthy is managing partner of Pattinson & Brewer where she heads up the personal injury department. She is the past president of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers and is a former member of the Civil Justice Council. Fatal accidents Manchester 18 May 2015 London 20 May 2015 "Fantastic day it was great that it had a back to basics approach so even a beginner such as myself could follow it." Presented by Simon Allen, this course seeks, through practical examples, to help define the category of claimant arising from a fatal accident/illness and explain how the claim is then valued under the Law Reform and Fatal Accident Acts. Using an example of a fatal mesothelioma victim, the day is built around a case study to explore the items of loss and expense through to a full consideration of the application of the Ogden Tables and how to produce a schedule of losses in both 'lost years' and fatal cases. The course will provide a complete education in this complicated area of PI practice. Further topics include: who is a primary victim? the application of the control tests to rescuers, participants and relations a practical example of a fatal case use of the 7th edition of the Ogden Tables assessing the multiplier and multiplicand assessing the different heads of damages Plus much more... Simon Allen, APIL fellow emeritus and independent trainer Simon Allen is a consultant to Slater & Gordon, member of APIL and an assessor for the Law Society s Personal Injury Accreditation Scheme. Simon formed and heads the occupational disease group within S&G, specialising in asbestos claims. He regularly writes for the Law Society Gazette providing the PI update section and is a co-author of the APIL Guide to Damages, the APIL PI Practice & Procedure book and is on the editorial board of Kemp & Kemp. 11

12 Running a brain injury case the fundamentals London 19 May 2015 Manchester 11 June 2015 This one-day course will help you address the difficulties of representing people with injuries that might not always be visible but these can have a devastating effect on their personality and behaviours, with severe consequences for them self and everyone around them. Many aspects will be covered 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 multi-track code discreet aspects of liability e.g. seatbelts, crash helmets court approval, provisional damages and periodical payment financial and investment advice, post settlement and long term Speakers: Matthew Stockwell, APIL past president, St John s Building Chambers Matthew Stockwell is a senior member of the personal injury, clinical negligence and public law groups at St John s Buildings Chambers. Matthew is the immediate past president of APIL and has been a member of its national executive committee since Neil Sugarman, APIL fellow, GLP solicitors Neil Sugarman is an APIL fellow and executive committee member, a member of Headway, a former APIL delegate to the Bodily Injury Claims Management Association, and a member of APIL s sub-committee on rehabilitation. Military claims conference 2015 Leeds 22 May 2015 Following the huge success of last year's event, we are delighted to bring you details of APIL's fourth annual military claims conference. We have a fantastic line-up of speakers who will cover the following topics:* post traumatic stress disorder none freezing cold injuries orthopaedics a legal update presidential address client perspective and injury and sport military training - fit to fight *Please note that topics and speakers may be subject to change Speakers: Jonathan Wheeler, APIL fellow, incoming APIL president Grant Evatt, APIL senior litigator, Hilary Meredith Solicitors Ltd Jamie Burdekin, former royal marine, GB number 1 ranked wheelchair tennis player Frank Cross MSFRCS, consultant vascular surgeon, Harley Street, London Jerry Dolan, former Regimental Sergeant Major at the School of Army Physical Training Amanda Yip QC, Exchange Chambers Dr Martin Baggaley, Medical Director of the South London and Maudsley NHS Trust Ltd and lead of Clinical Governance 12

13 Motor liability update London 4 June 2015 Manchester 10 June 2015 Bristol 12 June 2015 Presented by top speaker Nicholas Bevan, this comprehensive day will cover: The most extensive reforms to third party motor insurance for 80 years: why you should be getting excited about this how this overturns decades of case law and many well established assumptions how this affects you in your day-to-day practice the ABC of European law that stops insurers from rejecting or under-settling claims bringing insurers and the MIB to heal: by successfully challenging arbitrary decisions, exclusions of liability - made easy! and much more... Full liability update including: Highways Act claims children, pedestrians, emergency vehicles and other primary liability scenarios developments in the courts approach to contributory negligence fraud and exaggeration whiplash reform update low velocity claims credit hire and repair claims responding to allegations of fraud or exaggeration why accidents in Europe are now so much easier to run Nicholas Bevan, APIL fellow emeritus and independent trainer Nicholas Bevan is a senior solicitor with over 20 years experience as a personal injury lawyer, acting on behalf of claimants and a number of major insurance companies. Nicholas was recently senior counsel at Bond Pearce LLP where he advised both the insurance and personal injury departments and was responsible for training. He is also a fellow of APIL. Clinical negligence - advanced Manchester 16 June 2015 London 19 June 2015 Following on from where the intermediate course left off, this course is geared towards practitioners with experience in running clinical negligence claims With brand new content for 2015, this course will take an in-depth look at key areas for those running or managing clinical negligence cases. The latest on the following topics will be covered: analysing and understanding Bolam the latest on causation how to distinguish causation from assessment of quantum the latest on ADR and Part 36 with how they affect tactics analysing the defence and narrowing the issues update on case and costs management of clinical negligence claims and related strategic considerations tactics and counter-tactics in offers to settle use and abuse of sanctions current costs and funding issues including QOCS practice management topics John McQuater, APIL senior fellow and past president, Atherton Godfrey John McQuater is a partner and head of litigation at Atherton Godfrey, Doncaster. He was president of APIL between 2009 and 2010 and was re-elected to the EC in John is a senior fellow of APIL, a member of the Law Society personal injury and clinical negligence accreditation schemes and an APIL accredited clinical negligence specialist. He is also an author in the APIL Guide series, published by Jordans, as well as a member of the editorial board of JPIL. APIL senior litigator and above 13

14 Training the trainers Manchester 18 June 2015 Presentation skills are an essential tool in marketing your practice and training, both in-house and externally. Good presentation skills can help you to win new clients and enhance your profile. They also mean that your training will work! Topics for the day will include: presentation skills the rules of learning designing a training course facilitation how to make a workshop work APIL s training course criteria visual aids and PowerPoint preparation techniques brainstorming working with smaller groups I now feel equipped to start becoming involved in training and will feel more confident with speaking publicly. It highlighted my weaknesses: showed me how to improve and that I can do it. Nigel Tomkins, APIL treasurer and fellow, Nigel Tomkins Consultancy Nigel Tomkins is an independent training and legal consultant. He is the treasurer and a fellow of APIL and he is also the digest editor of JPIL. Nigel is a working consultant with solicitors Freeth Cartwright LLP and has over 30 years experience as a specialist personal injury lawyer. Professional negligence: Jackson`s marketplace reloaded Manchester 7 July 2015 London 14 July 2015 This course will be a review of professional negligence claims and the effect of the new regime two years on! Topics will include: professional negligence standards of proof portal claims: undersettlements, mistakes, pressing the wrong button (Draper), pre-med offers professional negligence: lay evidence evidence and failures to comply with directions exaggeration and clauses of Criminal Justice and Courts Bill Part 36: failure to withdraw, failure to make one, refusal of withdrawal by the court experts: inadequate instruction, effects of delay budgeting and form H issues retainer issues PPOs practical illustrations and workshop Speakers: Frances McCarthy, APIL past president and senior fellow, Pattinson and Brewer Frances McCarthy is managing partner of Pattinson & Brewer where she heads up the personal injury department. She is the past president of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers and is a former member of the Civil Justice Council Marcus Weatherby, Pattinson and Brewer Marcus is a partner specialising in serious injury work for claimants. He has considerable experience acting in all types of personal injury work including clinical negligence, major catastrophic injury/disability, and notably spinal injuries. He settled a spinal case last year for 4.1 million. Marcus has a particular interest in industrial disease claims, acting for victims of asbestosis and mesothelioma. His reported Court of Appeal cases include Anderson v Newham College of Education on contributory negligence. 14

15 Advanced brain and spinal cord injury conference Hinckley Island Hotel, Leicestershire Thursday, 2 - Friday, 3 July 2015 APIL s second annual Advanced brain and spinal cord injury conference will take place at the contemporary four-star Hinckley Island Hotel. This two-day residential event will bring you up-to-date on the most recent and advanced developments in brain and spinal cord injuries to help you achieve the best possible outcome for your clients. Medical experts and leading practitioners will come together during this packed two-day programme, to help members run their catastrophic injury caseloads. Objectives: to provide an in-depth analysis on some of the more advanced issues in brain and spinal cord injury cases to hear from experts and leading practitioners in the field to have the opportunity to meet and network with relevant lawyers practising in the field of catastrophic injuries Early bird package includes attendance at both days of the conference, one dinner dance ticket and single occupancy accommodation on Thursday, 2 July plus refreshments throughout the conference and comprehensive conference pack! CPD: approx 10 hours Other conferences to look out for September Asbestos conference 2015 Manchester 8-9 October APIL annual residential clinical negligence conference 2015 Brighton 15

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