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2018 Personal Injury Conference

Liverpool Law Society
Event organized by Liverpool Law Society

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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