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Service Nightmares & How to Avoid Procedural Death-Update on Service Rules & Court /Trial Fee Traps


Speaker: Jeffrey Zindani

Date: Thursday 23rd September, 2021

Time: 13:30 - 16:30

Areas of Law: Civil Litigation; Personal Injury


Course Code: S4574


Missed time limits by civil litigation solicitors are one of the largest sources of professional negligence claims reported to insurers. This timely  seminar will guide you through key procedural rules to avoid what the courts have described as “procedural death”.

We will also bring delegates up to date on some of the rules and issues that were applicable during the COVID 19 crisis.

Jeff Zindani, who is an experienced disputes resolution lawyer, we will look at not only up to date case law guidance but also practical tips and insights to avoid mistakes being made in the first place.

The seminar will cover the following:

  • Back to the Future: Why is this Still Happening?
  • Covid: Rules and Common Myths
  • Limitation and Standstill Agreements- Are They More Trouble Than They Are Worth?
  • Service Rules and Common Errors
  • “Last Known Address”-Case Law Guidance
  • Supreme Court Guidance on Service by Email.
  • Are You Under A Duty to Warn Your Opponent of a Mistake?
  • Applying for More Time for Service-Elephant Traps Explained
  • Court Fees and Abuse of Process-Latest Guidance
  • Trial Fees and Automatic Strike Out
  • Risk Strategies and Protecting Your Firm

Can’t make the date/time or need to revisit the training? No problem, booking onto this event means you will receive a link to access a recording of the event at your leisure! The link will be sent within approx 72hrs of live broadcast & be available for approx. 3 months, to view as many times as you wish.

Speaker Biographies

Jeff Zindani is a well know figure in personal injury practice, having been EP at Russell Jones and Walker (now Slater & Gordon) and has been immersed in the world of the Jackson reforms since writing his book with Prof Dominic Regan, ‘Surviving Jackson – How To Develop A Profitable Personal Injury Practice For The Future’.

Jeff, has over 25 years’ experience in personal injury claims for both claimants and defendants and will guide you through all of the issues you will face with a modern personal injury practice today.

He is still undertaking personal injury work at the boutique PI firm, Ellis Hass & Co in the Midlands and is also Managing Director of Acquira Legal which is a bespoke agency for buying and selling PI firms.


Member £105
Non-member £150
Training Passport Free
Note: 20% VAT added at checkout