The Developments Affecting Your Practice
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Our new personal injury conference will consider the most important developments in a number of key areas of practice.
Chaired by David Wilson of Digby Brown, this comprehensive conference, taking place online, will include topics ranging from employer’s liability, occupiers’ liability, industrial diseases and low velocity impact claims to clinical negligence, catastrophic claims and an update on quantum.
An expert panel of speakers will join David, including Rachel Henry of Clyde & Co, Steven Smart from Horwich Farrelly, Calum Wilson KC of Compass Chambers, Darren Deery of Drummond Miller, Damian White from Digby Brown, and Elaine Smith of Compass Chambers.
Questions to be considered will include:
- what are the possible ramifications of the most important recent clinical negligence cases?
- what are the current trends to be aware of when considering occupiers’ liability?
- is inflation having a knock on impact on the value of personal injury cases?
- has the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act compromised personal injury litigation?
- what are the current control mechanisms for qualification as a secondary victim?
What's being covered?
This session will provide a review of current control mechanisms for qualification as a secondary victim. There will be consideration of case law and whether a change in approach is merited. What would the potential impact of this be for both pursuers and defenders?
Rachel Henry, Clyde & Co
Occupiers’ Liability (Scotland) Act 1960 - 73 years old and going strong
The importance of the 1960 Act has not diminished since it first hit the statute books. This comprehensive examination of the latest cases and trends will cover areas including retail, ice slips and single steps.
David Wilson, Digby Brown
Low velocity impact claims
Steven Smart, Horwich Farrelly
Material consent or just confused?
In this talk Darren will consider and discuss some of the most recent and high profile Scottish and English clinical negligence decisions with potential ramifications for future cases in both the medical and wider personal injury world - including topical cases such as McCulloch v Forth Valley HB (consent - where are we now and what might the future hold?) and CNZ v Royal Bath Hospitals NHS Trust (divisible damage but indivisible functional outcome – the potential impact on future claims?).
Darren Deery, Drummond Miller
Calum Wilson, Compass Chambers
What the EL is happening with Employer Liability Personal Injury Cases?
As the tenth Anniversary of the passing of the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act approaches - has this compromised personal injury litigation as a consequence of the end of the Six Pack Regulations?
Damian White, Digby Brown
Inflation or inflated claims? – a quantum update
In this session, as well as providing a general update on quantum cases decided over the last 12 months, Elaine will look at whether increase in inflation is having a knock on impact on the value of personal injury cases.
Elaine Smith, Compass Chambers