Clinical Negligence: Causation, Case Law Update and Costs Reform

Event Details

Course Code: S4017
Speaker: Professor Dominic Regan & David Pilling
Specialisations: Civil Litigation,
Venue: Liverpool Law Society, Helix, Edmund Street, Liverpool, L3 9NY
Date: Tuesday, 28 November, 2017
Time: 09:30 - 12:45

Members Price: £105
Non Members Price: £150
Training Season Ticket: Free

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Event Description

Presented by local clinical negligence and costs barrister David Pilling and acclaimed legal speaker Prof Dominic Regan the session will cover the following:
Causation and Case Law Update (to include):
Causation in light of Rich v Hull & East Yorkshire, Sido John v Central Manchester and Williams v Bermuda Hospitals
Burden of proof: Barnett v Medway Hospitals
Duty of care: Darnley v Croydon Hospitals
Consent: Webster v Burton Hospitals
Costs and Other NHS Reform:
Department of Health and Lord Justice Jackson costs reform
Budgeting in light of Merrix and Harrison
Pre-Action Protocol reform

Professor Dominic Regan is a prolific legal writer and speaker .He is not one of the Jackson assessors but has accepted the invitation to assist Lord Justice Jackson again on practical issues arising from reform. He is visiting Professor at City Law School London .

David Pilling was educated at the Universities of Sheffield, California at Santa Barbara and Manchester Metropolitan, and was called to the bar in 1999. David’s main areas of practice are Costs, Clinical Negligence and Personal Injury. Prior to practice at the Bar he was a director of a legal costs company advising and representing major insurer clients and local authorities. He is now regularly instructed by both receiving and paying parties at first instance and on appeal in relation to all matters involving civil costs including increasingly costs budgeting hearings. As well as costs issues arising from personal injury and commercial claims David was extensively involved in costs litigation arising from the North West Child Abuse Cases group action and also has experience of dealing with the costs of receivers and trustees in bankruptcy in both civil and criminal matters. His clinical negligence practice encompasses claims ranging from dental negligence through to maximum severity cerebral palsy claims whilst his personal injury practice includes industrial disease matters. He has recently been listed in Professor Dominic Regan’s “Top Talent 2014” list of barristers and judges being described as “having a sublime appreciation of the brave new world of portals and fixed costs”.

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