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            DWF & Crown Office Chambers – Personal Injury lunchtime learning sessions

            DWF and Crown Office Chambers invite you to a summer series of virtual seminars. 
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            11 June 2020 00:00
            16 July 2020 00:00

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            These sessions are designed to help you navigate through the litigation process from cradle to grave and avoid pitfalls. The sessions will be held over lunch and there will be an opportunity for you to ask the speakers your case specific questions which will be followed up after each seminar. If you would like to submit any questions in advance please click here to contact the team.

            Session 1: June 11th – Multi Track (and Trace)

            Speakers: Helen Pagett & Adam Taylor, Crown Office Chambers
            Synopsis: A broad overview of the multi-track process from pre-action through to trial. With top tips, pitfalls to avoid, and the impact of Covid-19 on the process, this talk will be of benefit to all, but in particular those starting out in this area.
            To book onto this session please RSVP

            Session 2: 25th June – Part 36 and Calderbank offers: a game of snakes and ladders

            Speakers: Rory Holmes & Douglas James, Crown Office Chambers
            Synopsis: A review of settlement offers in PI litigation, with a discussion on how to climb the ladder and avoid the snakebites. The talk will cover the requirements of offers; what not to include within part 36; effects of acceptance/rejection of offers; suggestions for when Calderbank is more suitable than part 36; when to use/avoid Tomlin orders; routes to disapplication of QOCS; discussion of recent case law.
            To book onto this session please RSVP

            Session 3: 2 July – Ask the Expert: Better than Phoning a Friend?

            Speakers: Shaun Ferris & Juliet Stevens, Crown Office Chambers
            Synopsis: How to instruct and manage expert evidence to maximum advantage. A short guide to the most effective use of experts from instruction to trial, looking at what evidence might be required, how it might be managed, preparing the experts in advance, optimising the content of their reports and flagging up potential pitfalls along the way (and ways to avoid them).
            To book onto this session please RSVP

            Session 4: 8 July – Covering the basics of insurance cover

            Speakers: Ivor Collett & Jack Macaulay, Crown Office Chambers
            Synopsis: The basics of what you need to know about insurance cover, and how to avoid getting caught out. The talk will include consideration of the indemnity position when a claim is initially presented; the scope of insurance clauses; when cover might be void or voidable; late notification; reservation of rights; estoppel; claims handling; subrogation, and the special considerations relevant to motor insurance and the MIB. The aim of the webinar is not to provide an exhaustive exposition of the law on these topics, but rather to provide a toolkit for identifying potential banana skins before you slip up on them.
            To book onto this session please RSVP


            Session 5: 16 July – How to Avoid Negligence in Managing Litigation

            Speakers: Jack Ferro & Nicola Atkins, Crown Office Chambers
            Synopsis: Professional conduct issues surrounding the management of litigation, and how solicitors can protect their own position when mistakes are made. Some of the more common pitfalls for solicitors associated with defending claims, how to avoid them, how to limit the damage which follows when errors are made will be reviewed, and practical advice given where concerns arise about potential negligence claims.
            To book onto this session please RSVP


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