The Liver Building

Advanced Road Traffic Accidents Update


Speaker: Nicky Carter

Date: Thursday 13th September, 2018

Time: 12:00 - 15:15

Areas of Law: Civil Litigation

Competencies: A2c & d, A4c & d

Liverpool Law Society,
2nd Floor Helix,
Edmund Street,
L3 9NY

Course Code: S4099


Level: Update/Advanced

This seminar will get you up to date on the latest liability arguments in more complex RTA cases. Ensure that you are familiar with the new MIB Uninsured and Untraced agreements.


  • Liability update
  • Res ipsa? Kennedy v Mackenzie [2017] CSOH 118)
  • EU law relevance see Lewington v Motor Insurers’ Bureau [2017] EWHC 2848
  • New RTA Process -latest
  • Criminal acts
  • Animals Act Liability –Clear at last? Williams v Hawkes
    [2017] EWCA Civ 1846)
  • RTA? Wastell v Woodward (Deceased)QBD 2017
  • Contributory Negligence Pedestrians Bruma (A Protected Party) v Hassan [2017] EWHC 3209 (QB
  • LVI –update
  • Judgment for damages against unknown driver Cameron v Hussain 2017, [2017] EWCA Civ 366)
  • MIB
  • Uninsured 2015 Agreement
  • Knowledge Whyatt v Powell [2017] EWHC 484
  • Untraced 2017 Agreement

Learning Objectives:

  • Be aware of the role of EU law in latest RTA decisions
  • Be aware of the meaning and relevance of the doctrine of res ipsa to RTA liability arguments
  • Be aware of the latest application of liability under the Animals Act

Benefits of attending:

  • Be able to apply updated knowledge of EU law as it relates to RTA’s to individual cases
  • Be able to apply the doctrine of res ipsa to make realistic assessments of prospects of success in RTA liability disputes
  • Be able to make realistic assessments of the prospects of success in claims under the Animals Act
  • Make realistic assessments of settlement proposals in the light of knowledge of the prospects of success of the claim
  • Be in a position to make realistic settlement proposals in RTA cases
  • Be able to Manage Client expectations in RTA cases
  • Be able to give realistic advice concerning prospects of success in RTA cases
  • Be able to draft effective allegations in RTA cases

Speaker Biographies

Nicky Carter MA, Solicitor has over 20 years experience as Claimant personal injury lawyer for some of the country’s leading personal injury firms. Nicky is currently working as a Consultant and legal author for several national firms and organisations.


Member £105
Non-member £150
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