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Personal Injury Litigation Conference 2019

We would like to invite you to our thirteenth annual Personal Injury Litigation Conference on Friday 1st March 2019 at the Albert Hall, Nottingham.

Booking now closed. Please email for booking enquiries.

The seminar is aimed at solicitors, legal executives, claims handlers, case funders and all those who have an interest in the field of personal injury litigation.

Due to the popularity of the breakout sessions, we will be repeating the format this year. When completing the booking form you will be invited to book a session of your choice. Please note that places are limited and breakout sessions will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

The programme attracts five SRA continuing professional development points at advanced level and is accredited by APIL Training (subject to confirmation).

Latest Developments in Disease – Are there any?

  • Immunotherapy
  • Low level asbestos exposure
  • Deafness – what happens next?

Jayne Adams QC– Ropewalk Chambers


Current Issues in Coronial Law

To include:

  • The burden and standard of proof
  • Scope of Inquiry and
  • Article 2 ECHR

Andrew McNamara– Ropewalk Chambers

Samuel Shelton – Ropewalk Chambers


The Only Way is Ethics – The perspective from a surveillance angle

  • Traditional practices and latest trends in the gathering of video surveillance
  • Real footage examples

Anthony Heaton – Managing Director, The Brownsword Group


Claims for Future Loss and Ogden 7

  • Hints and tips on calculating and pleading claims for future loss;
  • Including a worked example of how to calculate a future loss claim using Ogden 7;

Gareth McAloon – Ropewalk Chambers

Damian Powell – Ropewalk Chambers


Breakout Session 1

Burden of Proof – The application of res ipsa loquitur in clinical negligence claims

  • General principles relating to burden of proof and the application of proof by inference e.g. res ipsa loquitur
  • Examples of application of res ipsa loquitur
  • Saunders -v- Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust [2018] EWHC 343 (QB)
  • Practical Guidance

Rochelle Rong – Ropewalk Chambers

Katie McFarlane – Ropewalk Chambers

Breakout Session 2

Claims Against the MIB

  • The Untraced Drivers’ Scheme
    • Making the application
    • Appeals
  • The Uninsured Drivers’ Scheme
    • Making a claim
    • The Hierarchy of insurers
    • The MIB as a Defendant

Kate Longson – Ropewalk Chambers

Alexandra Pountney – Ropewalk Chambers


Breakout Session 3

Occupiers’ Liability/Vicarious Liability

  • Occupiers’ Liability:
    • The ‘system of inspection’ defence
    • Foreseeability of risk: the common law and the 1957 Act
    • Obvious dangers?
  • Vicarious Liability:
    • What has been entrusted to the tortfeasor?
    • What degree of connection is needed?
    • Link with limitation?

Christopher Lowe – Ropewalk Chambers

Jonathan Owen – Ropewalk Chambers


Costs: 2019

  • QOCS – where do we stand after Ketchion and Waring?

Andrew Lyons – Ropewalk Chambers

  • Solicitor-client assessments and success fees
  • ATE premiums
  • Fixed costs
  • Part 36
  • And more…

Tom Carter – Ropewalk Chambers

Thomas Herbert – Ropewalk Chambers


Liability Update

Kayleigh Brooks – Ropewalk Chambers

Megan Verity – Ropewalk Chambers


Feedback from the Personal Injury Litigation Conference 2018:

Very informative and enjoyable day with friendly approachable counsel.”

Once again, up to its normal excellent standard.”

The conference was well organised and the speakers were great. The venue and food were lovely.

Refreshments are available throughout the day and lunch will be provided.

The Albert Hall is situated in the centre of Nottingham with full facilities for those with disabilities and car parking nearby.

The Albert Hall Conference Centre
North Circus Street


Postal address:
Ropewalk Chambers
24, The Ropewalk,
Nottingham, NG1 5EF.

Telephone: +44 (0) 115 947 2581

Fax: +44 (0) 115 947 6532

Document Exchange:
DX: 10060 Nottingham 17


Opening hours: 8:00am to 6:00pm

Out of hours:
Tony Hill – 07850 086097
Alan Odiam – 07771 603929

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