The Liver Building

Clinical Negligence Conference


Speaker: Various

Date: Wednesday 7th September, 2022

Time: 13:00 - 16:10

Areas of Law: Civil Litigation; Personal Injury

Competencies: B

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

Course Code: S4620


A must-attend training event for solicitors, barristers & other practitioners involved with clinical negligence law.  Providing a round-up key developments in law & practice and an opportunity to hear directly from some great speakers


Registration & refreshments

Secondary victim claims in clinical negligence cases ~ Richard Norton, St Johns Buildings

  • What constitutes a shocking event?
  • What is the ‘event’ required to satisfy the control mechanism of proximity?
  • What does the Claimant have to perceive?

How to run a profitable Clinical Negligence Department ~ Ian Cohen, The Cohen Consultancy Ltd

  • Marketing and Onboarding
  • Risk Assessments
  • Case Processing
  • Supply chain management
  • Data strategy
  • Value of ADR for client and firm
  • Fixed Recoverable Costs



You Say Divisible; I say Indivisible – Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off? Recent Causation Issues in Clinical Negligence Cases ~ Philip Turton, Ropewalk Chambers

  • Principles of Causation
  • Divisible and Indivisible Injuries
  • Medical Problems
  • The Clinical Negligence Context
  • Recent Developments

summary & thanks

Speaker Biographies

Ian Cohen is one of the UK’s most well-known clinical negligence solicitors. With over 25 years’ experience in this field, he is described by Chambers & Partners as “An influential clinical negligence lawyer, who is prominent in the industry”. Following the successful growth and subsequent sale of his personal injury and clinical negligence law firm to Slater & Gordon Solicitors in 2013, Ian took up a senior leadership post with the firm before joining Simpson Millar in 2017. In this later role, he oversaw significant financial and staffing growth, helping to create and manage a £40m+ law firm. This proven track record and natural drive to facilitate commercially-successful operational changes, led Ian to establish his own consultancy – The Cohen Consultancy Ltd – in early 2022. Using his extensive knowledge and experience as a strategic thinker and leader, he astutely combines legal expertise with business acumen to help law firms that specialise in clinical negligence and serious personal injury.

Richard Norton is Joint Head of Chambers at St John’s Buildings. He is a clinical negligence, serious personal injury and industrial disease practitioner doing mainly Claimant work. His cases involve delayed diagnosis (particularly cancer), surgical negligence leading to fatality or serious injury and negligent post-operative care. Most of Richard’s work is with experts and is advisory leading to joint settlement meetings/mediations and expert-heavy trials. The common theme of his practice is challenging expert opinion and advising on tactical issues in cases.

Philip Turton is the current President of Nottinghamshire Law Society and a clinical negligence, catastrophic injury and industrial disease barrister of over 30 years experience.  He acts for Claimants and for Defendants.  His recent clinical negligence work has focussed on high value cases of life-changing injury, including neo-natal hypoglycaemic brain injury, foot amputation due to undiagnosed sepsis, hospital transmitted MRSA leading to spinal collapse and stroke, delayed diagnosis of a T10 spinal fracture in an ankylosing spondylitis patient to name but four.  Within these areas of expertise, his practice is varied and his cases invariably have serious injuries at their heart, often giving rise to complex issues of causation.  He has extensive experience of medical issues requiring input from varied categories of expert and is often cited by the directories as a strong team player in any case as well as a strong courtroom performer.  He has additional expertise in consent issues, on which he has lectured to professional bodies, including the Royal College of Anaesthetists. He has been based at Ropewalk Chambers, Nottingham since 1989.


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Non-member £180
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