1 5 POINTS CH R MA s ce a l p 3 ed ies. L s I i T id it UN ubs har C E s BL on and A y L it ff AI abil Sta V l A e i T va l Car N a r U o ia CO us f Soc S DI tact HS, D n N R co nts, BI e s e Y RL Plea stud A E for T 1S 9th July 2015 St Pancras Renaissance Hotel, London
2 5 POINTS DRAFT PROGRAMME 09:00 09:45 Registration 09:45 09:50 Address from the Chair (TBC) 09:50 10:25 Jackson - Are we over the worst? Jill Greenfield Partner Fieldfisher The seismic impact of the Jackson reforms are currently having a widespread impact on litigation. An update as to the current position. Has the log jam of cases eased or is it going to get worse? Has the hot tubbing of experts become a reality? A review of recent case law and decisions that are affecting the progress of litigation (and so the availability of funds for rehabilitation) and comment as to what the next steps should be. 10:25 11:10 Incapacity and the of Protection David Rees Barrister Five Stone Buildings A discussion of the role of the of Protection in dealing with financial, litigation, welfare and medical decisions on behalf of persons who lack capacity. 11:10 11:40 Tea/Coffee, Networking & Exhibition Stands 11:40 12:30 When Families and Clinicians Collide Philip Havers QC 1 Crown Office Row What happens when the family do not agree with the clinical steps suggested? In particular what is the law in relation to DNR? A review of the law in this area and how the s deal with what are some of the most difficult decisions affecting victims and their families.
3 5 POINTS 12:30 13:20 DRAFT PROGRAMME Reaching Melting Point - Criminal & Family s, dealing with the aftermath Dominic Heaney Consultant Neurologist UCLH Family relations often break down following a head injury, leading to difficult decisions when dealing with children and family assets. What is the approach from the Family s? Issues over criminal incidents can become a very real problem. How does the deal view the consequences of brain injury for the perpetrator? How expert evidence can assist se difficult circumstances. 13:20 14:30 Lunch, Networking & Exhibition Stands 14:30 15:20 The Official Solicitors Role - Bridging the gap May Maughan Senior Lawyer Office of the Official Solicitor What is the role of the Official Solicitor and when and how can they become involved? These are often the most challenging of cases where either the suggestion is that the family are not acting best interests of the client or where the client has no one else to represent them. 15:20 15:45 Tea/Coffee, Networking & Exhibition Stands 15:45 16:35 Experts in Focus - A client s future ir hands Samantha Critchley Partner Fieldfisher How expert evidence can impact on a client s future in all aspect of their life. An expert s duty to the. How can expert views be so polarised and how is that handled when they are? 16:35 16:40 Close You are cordially invited to a post conference drinks reception to be held on the Hansom Hall Terrace.
4 5 POINTS BIOGRAPHIES Jill Greenfield Partner Fieldfisher Jill is a partner at London law firm Fieldfisher and heads up the specialist catastrophic personal injury unit. Jill is recognised by Headway and the Spinal Injuries Association as a Specialist Injury Lawyer. In the legal directories (Chambers/Legal 500) she is recognised as a leader in the field. Jill is also a member of the Association of Personal Injury lawyers (APIL) and is a committee member of Headway North London. She is committed to achieving excellent results for her clients, ensuring the right type of essential care and support is provided; rehabilitation is a real focus. Her cases are generally worth several million pounds and are usually the result of road traffic accidents, occupiers liability claims or accidents at work. She is currently the lead solicitor 2009 Godstone Farm outbreak, acting for over 30 children who were exposed to E Coli 0157, some of which now suffer lifelong risks of renal failure. Alongside her main practice she has a successfully campaigned for victims of terrorist atrocities such as Sharm-el Sheik, Kusadasi, Bali and Mumbai. She was one of the key lawyers who persuaded the Government to introduce a Scheme to Support British Victims of Terrorism abroad, providing financial support for such victims where previously none had been available. She also obtained the highest award for damages for pain and suffering though the civil courts for a victim of rape. Jill s cases have regularly hit the headlines and she has appeared on BBC News, ITV, Channel 4, Sky News, BBC Radio 4, Trevor McDonald Tonight, Fiona Bruce, Real Lives and has been quoted in various broadsheets. David Rees Barrister Five Stone Buildings David Rees is a barrister at 5 Stone Buildings, Lincoln s Inn. He is well known for his experience in of Protection matters and is recommended as a Star Individual in property and affairs cases in Chambers UK Bar Guide He is regularly instructed by the Official Solicitor and appears before all levels of Judge of Protection. He has appeared in many leading cases under the Mental Capacity Act 2005 including Re P ( statutory wills); Re G(TJ) (2010 statutory gifts); Re MN (2010 recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments); Re Gladys Meek (2014 statutory wills and enforcement of security bond) and Re SW (2014 habitual residence). David is the General Editor of Heywood & Massey s of Protection Practice and is a member of the working party tasked with reviewing the of Protection Rules Philip Havers QC 1 Crown Office Row Philip Havers has a wide-ranging practice focused, in particular, on public law, human rights law, clinical negligence, health law, environmental law, personal injury law, sports law, breach of confidence and contempt of court. He has appeared in many leading cases se fields. He is also an accredited mediator and a member of the football Premier League s Arbitration Panel. Philip has been recognised by leading directories for many years fields of public and administrative law, human rights, clinical negligence, personal injury, environmental law and professional discipline. At the Chambers and Partners Bar Awards in 2006, he was voted Silk of the Year for Human Rights and Public Law.
5 5 POINTS BIOGRAPHIES Dominic Heaney Consultant Neurologist UCLH Dr Dominic Heaney is a Consultant Neurologist and Honorary Senior Lecturer at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery at Queen Square, London. His clinical practice includes management of the long term consequences of head injuries, including epilepsy and cognitive and behavioural changes resulting from brain injuries - many of which may have been previously unrecognised or misunderstood. Through his practice he has had to provide neurological advice to a range of s both as an expert witness and also a treating physician. May Maughan Senior Lawyer Office of the Official Solicitor May Maughan qualified as a solicitor in After a short spell in private practice she joined Tower Hamlets Law Centre and specialised in landlord/tenant law there for 6 years. She joined the Official Solicitor s office in 1986 to conduct civil litigation on behalf of some of the most vulnerable people involved in court proceedings, subsequently becoming the Senior Lawyer of the team and specialising in catastrophic injury/clinical negligence cases. From 2006 to 2012 she was the Deputy Official Solicitor and thus became involved in other areas of the Official Solicitor s work, but resigned this post to revert to being Senior Lawyer civil litigation team on partially retiring. She was a member of the Law Society s Mental Health and Disability committee for 10 years until 2012, and the first Chairman of the of Protection User Group set up after the introduction of the MCA. She is also a Deputy District Judge. Samantha Critchley Partner Fieldfisher Samantha is a Partner medical litigation department at Fieldfisher. Samantha has more than 14 years of experience handling complex medical negligence claims. She has been on the specialist AvMA panel for nearly a decade. The AvMA panel has come to represent an essential quality mark for clinical negligence practitioners who place clients at the centre of their practice, who are committed to the objectives of patient safety and who demonstrate technical excellence in this area of law. She also sits on the Clinical Disputes Forum - a group of key people field of clinical negligence litigation and other clinical disputes, working together to try to make practical improvements to procedures to reduce the number of patients who have to go to law to resolve their disputes with their clinicians She is widely respected field. She is known for her tenacity, devoted client care and strong legal expertise. Particular interests include: obstetrics (cerebral palsy; Erb s palsy, traumatic deliveries, pre-eclampsia); fetal medicine (wrongful birth); paediatrics and neonatology; neurology, gynaecology, cancer claims; ophthalmology, general surgery and orthopaedics.
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