1 7 Bedford Row Personal Injury Team Seminars The Road Ahead for Personal Injury Claims A Series of Three Seminars: Week 1 Wednesday 11th June pm Road Traffic Reports Case Management Detecting the fraud (2 CPD) Week 2 Wednesday 18th June pm Assessing the Injuries Disclosure (2 CPD) Week 3 Wednesday 25th June pm Evidence Low Value Quantum Settling the Claim (2 CPD) 6 CPD Points in total
2 Objectives Liability - how engineering evidence helps establish where fault lies Quantum - conscious or unconscious exaggeration: how the experts determine this issue Settlement - negotiation and presentation: tips & tactics to optimise outcome Who should attend? Personal Injury Practitioners Insurers Claims Handlers Risk Managers Chair profiles Julian Matthews Barrister, 7 Bedford Row Julian is ranked in Chambers & Partners (2008) and The Legal 500 (2007) as a leading junior in clinical negligence, product liability and personal injury. Comments include: exceptional ; justifiably considered one of the best juniors in the field ; experienced and absolutely dependable ; and a reliable and polished advocate". Julian specialises in claimant and defendant work in high-value and multi-party claims. Jeremy Pendlebury Barrister, 7 Bedford Row Rated as a leading clinical negligence junior by Chambers & Partners (2008) and as a leading personal injury junior by The Legal 500 (2007), Jeremy specialises in cases of maximum severity in both these areas, acting for claimants and defendants. Jeremy handles all areas of personal injury work but particularly catastrophic injury industrial and building site accidents and road traffic accidents; and he has a special interest in fatal accident cases. Simon King Barrister, 7 Bedford Row Simon practises in professional negligence, personal injury (including product liability) and civil litigation in tort and contract disputes, and in specialist criminal and regulatory work in related fields (eg Health and Safety prosecutions, professional disciplinary and regulatory tribunals). In practice he acts for both claimants and defendants and has been cited continuously since 1997 in the principal professional directories (Chambers & Partners, The Legal 500) as a leading London junior in the area of Personal Injury. He is now similarly cited in the field of clinical negligence.
3 Speaker profiles James Heath Partner, Keoghs Solicitors James is an experienced fraud lawyer. He has worked with many insurers and companies at an operational and strategic level, helping them to define, implement and improve their counter-fraud strategies. Simon Wheatley Barrister, 7 Bedford Row Simon's principle area of practice is maximum severity Personal injury claims and brain damage cases. He has detailed knowledge and experience of medical claims across the whole spectrum of clinical practice; and has represented a range of defendants, including the MOD, in a variety of cases involving Army and RAF personnel. Simon undertakes a range of personal injury work that includes industrial accidents, chemical injuries, RSI and "stress at work" cases. Christoper C Anderson Road Traffic Engineer Christopher is the proprietor of Anderson & Company, providing engineering advice and expert witness services since He specialises in the analysis and reconstruction of road traffic accidents. Dr Joseph Cowan Pain Consultant Consultant in Rehabilitation at The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital and Consultant Neurophysiologist at Mount Vernon Hospital. Among his interests are musculoskeletal and neurological pain, the effects of pain on disability, and behavioural aspects of disability. Adam Weitzman Barrister, 7 Bedford Row The primary focus of Adam's practice is personal injury including clinical negligence and claims against local authorities in educational negligence and for negligent social work. Adam is regularly instructed in both personal injury and clinical negligence cases involving catastrophic injuries, in particular spinal and neurological injuries and amputations, and in claims under the Fatal Accidents Act. Gavin Robertson - Private Investigator, Robertson & Co Robertson & Co are surveillance, claim validation and fraud investigation specialists, who with a staff of over 120, provide a nationwide service to government departments, local authorities, the insurance and casino industries and to a variety of corporate clients. Mark Newman Senior Partner, Vizards Wyeth Admitted in 1977, Mark has been a partner at Vizards Wyeth since 1979 and became Senior Partner in April DJ Keith Price District Judge, Central London County Court
4 The Personal Injury Team Series Programme Week 1: Wednesday 11th June 2008, 5.30pm Chair Julian Matthews Barrister, 7 Bedford Row James Heath Partner, Keoghs Solicitors Identifying Fraud Simon Wheatley Barrister, 7 Bedford Row Pleading Fraud Christopher C Anderson Road Traffic Engineer Investigation and Conclusion Week 2: Wednesday 18th June 2008, 5.30pm Chair Jeremy Pendlebury Barrister, 7 Bedford Row Guest Psychologist (to be confirmed) Assessing the Injury Dr Joseph Cowan Pain Consultant Whiplash Injury & Persistent Pain Adam Weitzman Barrister, 7 Bedford Row Disclosure Issues Week 3: Wednesday 25th June 2008, 5.30pm Chair Simon King Barrister, 7 Bedford Row Gavin Robertson - Private Investigator, Robertson & Co Obtaining Evidence & Surveillance Mark Newman Senior Partner, Vizards Wyeth Negotiating the Settlement DJ Keith Price District Judge, Central London County Court Low Value Quantum
5 Registration The entire series is free to attendees. In order to make sure of places attendees are asked to book a place. Please print and complete the attached registration form and return it to Paul Eeles, 7 Bedford Row, London, WC1R 4BS Please note Registration is at 5.30pm and Seminars start at 6.00pm Name(s) (Mr/Ms/Other) Position(s) Organisation/Firm Address Please Complete Post Code Telephone (s) I/We wish to attend: Week 1 Wednesday 11th June, 5.30pm 2 CPD Week 2 Wednesday 18th June, 5.30pm 2 CPD Week 3 Wednesday 15th June, 5.30pm 2 CPD All Three Weeks 6 CPD Points Please indicate, as appropriate
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