This year's online Personal Injury Conference will have a thoroughly practical focus.
The impact of the pandemic is likely to have a lasting effect on personal injury practice but developments have also been taking place outwith the response to Covid-19. With a dual focus, this new conference will consider how the courts and the profession has responded to change and what are the other key developments to be fully appraised of.
Wide-ranging and comprehensive, questions to be considered will include:
what is the impact and effect of remote court hearings and proofs on personal injury business? Should there be any concerns regarding the trial process and justice being served when balanced against possible improvements in court access and the life cycle of cases?
what are the main provisions of the legislation that underpins Redress Scotland and what is the interplay between this means of financial redress and civil cases?
what do you need to know about the latest developments concerning the Package Travel Regulations?
what are the current trends in quantum?
instructing a GP? What do you need to provide in terms of information and documentation?
what are the latest developments in relation to judicial expenses?
Chaired by leading practitioner Iain Nicol of Lefevres and including contributions from the Bar, private practice and the medical profession, be sure to book your place on this important conference.
What's being covered?
Kim will provide an overview of the legislation that underpins Redress Scotland. There will be discussion of the main provisions and the interplay between the means of financial redress and civil cases.
Kim Leslie, Digby Brown
Personal Injury Procedure and Practice post-Covid
Andrew will discuss the impact and effect of remote court hearings and proofs on personal injury business. He will ask whether there should be any concerns regarding the trial process and justice being served when balanced against possible improvements in court access and the life cycle of cases. He will also consider the effect of expert evidence and the likelihood of remote medical appointments continuing to feature in personal practice and what practitioners may want to consider when deciding upon remote appointments.
Andrew Tolmie, Clyde & Co
Diet of taxation - deal or no deal?
David will provide an update on the Taxation of Judicial expenses Rules 2019 and how this is operating in practice. He will cover various important changes from the Act, which he considers essential for practitioners. He will also discuss Additional Charges (formerly Additional Fees) and other relevant points from recent diets of taxation.
David Hamilton, Hamilton Mullan
The Package Travel Regulations - do we need evidence of local standards?
Optimistic that current travel restrictions will continue to ease and travellers will flock to sunnier climates, this is a discussion of the Court of Appeal judgement in Tui v Morgan, and what, if any, impact it may have on the requirement for evidence about local standards in package travel claims.
David Swanney, Compass Chambers
Experiences in being instructed as an independent GP expert
Dr Lazaro will speak about his experiences in being instructed as an independent GP expert, in relation to GP negligence cases and condition/prognosis reports. The talk will cover what he needs in terms of instruction/documentation, with some anonymised case examples where interesting or unusual issues have arisen.