Occupational Disease Conference

Event Details

Course Code: S4006
Speaker: Various
Specialisations: Personal Injury, Civil Litigation, Conferences, APIL,
Venue: Liverpool Law Society, Helix, Edmund Street, Liverpool, L3 9NY
Date: Wednesday, 6 December, 2017
Time: 09:30 - 15:30

Members Price: £205
Non Members Price: £260
Corporate Training Offer: Free
Training Season Ticket: Free

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Event Description

 9.00 – 9.30am  Registration

 9.30 – 9.35am Welcome & opening address ~ Kevin Johnson
9.35 – 10.15am Expert Evidence: The Range of Opinion and the Right Tool for the Job ~ David Boyle 
Understanding the purpose of expert evidence;
Getting the right expert
Making the most of your expert
10.15– 11.00am An update on asbestos-related lung and pleural disease – a medical expert’s perspective ~ Dr John Corless
Overview of the key issues to consider in cases of asbestos-related diffuse pleural thickening, mesothelioma, asbestosis and lung cancer
Specific guidance on how to differentiate asbestosis from other fibrotic lung disease
New mesothelioma guidelines are due for publication by the British Thoracic Society in late 2017 and will be covered if published prior to the meeting
11.00 – 11.15am      Refreshments
11.15 – 12pm         The changing face of asbestos exposure ~ Martin Stear, WES Ltd 
Asbestos through the ages and how awareness
Understanding and attitudes have changed
How this shapes our understanding of what is ‘low-level’ exposure, with regards to the understanding of the time and the requisite need for control
 12 – 12.40pm Update on low level asbestos exposure cases: the post-Williams’ picture ~ Daniel Easton
Summary of caselaw to date
Statutory duties under the Factories Act
The benefit (or not) of engineers
Meaning of substantial exposure
12.40 – 1.20pm Lunch 
1.20 – 2.00pm          Strategies for developing work in Occupational Disease ~ Steve Cornforth
Why do I want to start or develop a department?
What are the pitfalls?
How do I choose the right cases?
Funding, costs and proportionality
How do I go about Marketing?
Quality and Supervision
2.00 – 2.40pm         Handling Deafness Claims ~ Lisa Fletcher & Elizabeth Wilson–Lagan 
 ·         Understanding the relevant regulations
·         Limitation and the relevant case law
·         Causation / Coles guidelines / arguments of de minimis 
·         Quantum
2.40 – 3.20pm Update on Limitation ~ Ruwena Khan 
A brief overview of limitation law in occupational disease cases
The court’s views on limitation in recent years
Limitation survival kit
3.20 – 3.30pm         Closing comments ~ Kevin Johnson

Accredited by APIL Training

APIL CPD Hours: 5

Level: Update


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