With the remaining Covid restrictions falling away, the legal profession can turn its principal focus back to the business and practice of law under more normal circumstances.
Our next Scots Law series, Getting Back to Business, reflects this shift by providing an analysis of practical, statutory and caselaw developments in eight key practice areas that will help you offer best advice to your clients.
The online Personal Injury Conference will assess the implementation of Qualified One Way Cost Shifting. As international travel re-opens, recent developments in foreign accident claims including how the court will deal with evidence from abroad in a post-pandemic world will also be considered.
A number of very interesting clinical negligence cases recently decided will be looked at in depth and with its implementation imminent, there will be a timely examination of the pre action clinical negligence protocol procedure.
Incorporating updates on industrial diseases, slipping and tripping and quantum, we look forward to welcoming you to this important conference. Questions to be considered will include:
what can we expect as cases raised under the QOCS regime conclude in 2022?
what are the changes in the area of public liability claims?
what do you need to know about the pre action clinical negligence protocol before it comes into effect later in the year?
what are the implications of the recent non-asbestos industrial disease decisions for advising clients?
how will the court deal with evidence from abroad in a post-pandemic world?
what are the recent trends in fatal accident awards?
What's being covered?
Qualified One Way Cost Shifting
An update on the implementation of Qualified One Way Cost Shifting and what we can expect as cases raised under the QOCS regime conclude in 2022.
Clare Macpherson, Thorntons
Clinical negligence – principles and practice
Some very interesting principles concerning a doctor’s scope of duty and the extent of recoverable damages are hot topics at the moment. When a patient sees a doctor, does the treatment or advice necessarily fall within their scope of duty of care to their patients? Where secondary victims have sustained psychiatric injuries arising out of the death of a loved one, why should they not recover damages from those responsible for the clinical negligence where the death occurs months later? The pre action clinical negligence protocol has had a lengthy gestation and will change how parties prepare cases. The procedure will be reviewed in detail to make sure you are thoroughly prepared for its birth, later in 2022.
Ann Logan, Balfour & Manson
Recent cases in foreign accident claims
This session will look at some recent cases dealing with foreign accidents. Topics include findings in relation to jurisdiction, liability including in the arena of the Montreal Convention, and how the court will deal with evidence from abroad in a post-pandemic world.
Katherine Allen, Hugh James
Industrial disease update
In this session we will consider the key recent decisions, the impact of those decisions and suggest the implications for advising clients in the area of non-asbestos industrial disease.
Claire Campbell, Thompsons
Slipping and tripping - any bumps in the road?
In this session we will look at some recent cases relating to public liability claims. We will also consider changes in the area of public liability claims more generally and issues which might affect these claims going forward.
Stephanie Watson, Thorntons
Chris will address the recent trends in fatal accident awards and provide an update on recent awards and trends in quantum in personal injury cases generally.