Personal Injury Conference 2017

Event Details

Course Code: S3939
Speaker: Various
Specialisations: Personal Injury, Civil Litigation, Conferences,
Venue: Hill Dickinson LLP, No.1 St. Paul's Square, Liverpool L3 9SJ
Date: Wednesday, 5 July, 2017
Time: 09:30 - 16:00

Members Price: £205
Non Members Price: £260

Training Season Ticket: Free

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Event Description

9.10 – 9.30 Registration & refreshments

9.35 – 9.35 Chairpersons opening address ~ Kirsty McKno, Compass Law Solutions
9.35 – 10.15 Current challenges in PI work - Forecasting your future strategy ~ Lesley Graves, Citadel Law
Consideration of the operational and financial pressures on PI law firms
The business critical choices firms have to make can mean success or failure
The main areas you should be looking at to strategise on which route to take
How to trade on in a lean and profitable way, wind down and trade out of PI, or sell at best value
10.15 – 11  The New Discount Rate ~ Richard Cropper, PFP 
The reasons for the new discount rate
The new consultation
The potential for a change
Roberts v Johnson issues
11 – 11.15 Refreshment Break
11.15 - 12 PI legislative reform – the path ahead – Matthew Maxwell Scott, Slater & Gordon Lawyers
The latest on reforms to whiplash, clinical negligence, the Discount Rate and more
Coordinating the industry response and how we can be more resilient in future
Challenges and opportunities for the sector in the new environment
Campaigning effectively on behalf of injured people
12 – 12.45  Futureproofing Claims Resolution in a Digitalised World ~ Willie Peinaar, Nuvalaw
  •  Technology is not a threat, it's an opportunity 
The platform economy and its effects on PI 
Building new legal ecosystems and communities 
Strategies for Law Firms in the various categories of PI claims 
12.45 – 1.45 Lunch
1.45 – 2.30 MIB Update ~Paul Ryman-Tubb
Tackling the problem of uninsured driving – the story so far
The 2017 Untraced Drivers Agreement – what’s new? – correcting the myths and misconceptions
Outcome of the RoadPeace Judicial Review (assuming judgment released)
Current challenges —
o Vnuk – pushing the boundaries of compulsory insurance
o Brexit and the cross border impacts
o ‘Hit and run’ research
o Public awareness campaign
2.30 – 3.45 PI and Costs: Where we are and where we are going ~ David Pilling, Civil Law Chambers
Recent cases
Fixed costs
Part 36
The Future
3.45- 4 Chair summary & close ~ Kirsty McKno


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