MASS Conference 2017 – thank you to our Speakers

The MASS Conference – The Future of Justice – was on Wednesday 11th October. See below for details of our Speakers, their notes and presentations …

Keeping Track of Costs

Protecting assessed costs when claims move from Fast track to Multi-track

ReMASS Conference 2017 - thank you to our Speakersuben Glynn

Managing Director, Partners in Costs

Reuben trained as an accountant with international firm KPMG where he specialised in profit improvement consultancy. He is now the Managing Director at PIC and has overseen the
extensive growth of the company in recent years, whilst specialising in litigation project management and practical budgeting.

He is a trainer for AvMA, APIL and contributor to Butterworths Cost Service.

Reuben’s notes, as they appear in the delegate pack are available here.

Driverless Cars – Where will liability for accidents lie?

Can the technology really overcome technical and human error? Who will ultimately be responsible?

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Neil Ingram

Head of Motor Product Management, Direct Line Group

Neil has 18 year’s experience in General Insurance across a range of disciplines including Operations, Customer Experience, Underwriting, Risk, Audit and Product Development.

Neil’s presentation can be viewed here.


MASS Conference 2017 - thank you to our Speakers

Dave Baldwin

Head of Insight, Thatcham Research

Dave has worked across the industry as an insurer, broker and consultant most recently as Head of Motor Modelling at Direct Line Group with previous management roles at Service, Towers Watson, EMB, Ageas and the AA.

You can view Dave’s presentation here.


MASS Conference 2017 - thank you to our SpeakersNiall Edwards

Partner, Kennedys Law

Niall specialises in motor litigation and leads the Kennedys’ strategic motor group. He advises on all aspects of defendant motor litigation. He deals with a broad selection of complex motor claims and large and catastrophic
loss motor cases of up to the highest value.

Niall’s presentation can bee viewed here.

MASS Conference 2017 - thank you to our SpeakersSimon Stanfield – MASS Chairman

Simon heads up Simpson Millar‘s Road Traffic Accident Department and was recommended by the 2016 edition of The Legal 500 United Kingdom.

Simon’s expertise lies in the area of complex and high-value personal injury claims. It is here he has put over 20 years of experience within the legal sector to good use, leading the RTA Department and ensuring the consistent level of success that has helped placed the law firm in the UK’s top 120.


Tackling Uninsured Driving

MASS Conference 2017 - thank you to our SpeakersNeil Drane

Head of Enforcement Services, Motor Insurers’ Bureau

Neil has over 20 years insurance knowledge gathered in a number of technical (claims and underwriting) roles together with periods in training and project areas, all with a blue chip insurer. He has a sound knowledge of the insurance and reinsurance market and their products.

You can view Neil’s presentation here.


Whiplash Reforms – Justice for the accident victim?

Panel discussion – will the current Government proposals provide the accident victim with the justice they deserve?

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John Hyde

Reporter, Law Society Gazette

A former local journalist, John joined the Law Society Gazette in 2011 and has become one of the leading voices in the legal profession, with thousands of people reading his weekly blogs and a Twitter following of more than 11,000.

Kieran Magee

Partner and Head of Compliance, TRUE Solicitors LLP

In addition to managing TRUE Solicitors LLP’s Leeds office, Kieran is involved in the general management of the firm, advising on matters of legal compliance. He is a long standing MASS  Management Committee member and is also the MASS representative for The MoJ Claims Management Regulatory Consultative Group.

Sue Brown

Sue is an accredited mediator, a Lexis Nexis contributing author and sits on the LexisNexis editorial board for PI, and is a regular commentator on legal issues in the legal and national press. She has been a member of the MASS Management Committee since 2012 and was MASS Chairman for the period 2014-2015.  Sue is a director of Claims Portal and MedCo representing MASS.

Caroline Johnson

Director of Third Party and Technical Claims, LV=

Caroline’s career started in the legal profession where she progressed to the position of Head of Civil Litigation. She then moved into insurance and developed a number of roles within motobility before becoming Head of Property and Casualty Claims at LV=. Caroline has recently been appointed to her current role.

Understanding Whiplash

The injury – diagnosing whiplash

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Consultant Radiologist, Medserena Upright MRI Centres

Dr Smith pioneered the clinical application of MRI starting the world’s first clinical trail in 1980. He is currently exploring the application of MRI in patients weight bearing, rather than lying down. His recent work concentrates on whiplash injury and those with tissue disorders.

You can view Professor Smith’s presentation here and his notes, as they appear in the delegate pack, here.


The medical report – what should a good report contain?

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Extended Scope Physiotherapist, Chartered Society of Physiotherapy

Brian specialises in the accelerated healing of fractures. He is Chairman of the Medico-legal Association of Chartered Physiotherapists and represents the CSP on MedCo. In recognition of his ground-breaking work on the treatment of fractures and his contribution to the profession through his work on CSP committees and various PNs Brian was awarded the Distinguished Service Award by the CSP.

Brian’s presentation can be viewed here.

Mental Capacity

Pitfalls and implications: know the law

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Barrister, Zenith Chambers

Gordon’s practice focuses on civil disputes, sanctions, personal injury and damages. He has an enormous depth of knowledge, having appeared in numerous cases, written a number of books and lectured frequently in these areas of law.

Keeping up to date in the RTA/PI World

A quick fire session on topical issues

Cameron v Hussain

Heather BMASS Conference 2017 - thank you to our Speakersell

Legal Training Manager, Carpenters

Heather has over 22 years’ experience in practice in road traffic accident personal injury litigation. She trains on all aspects of road traffic accident personal injury litigation, from staff new to file handling through to experienced solicitors.

Heather’s notes, as they appear in the delegate pack, can be viewed here.

Discount Rate and managing client expectations

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Managing Director, Rebmark Legal Solutions

Mark is the co-founder and MD of Rebmark Legal Solutions, the company behind piCalculator. With a unique insight into the workings of multipliers on schedules of loss, Mark is able to provide lawyers of all experiences some additional tips on how to make the most from their schedule.

You can view Mark’s presentation here.

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Senior Manager, Lyons Davison – Meruit Costs

Ian is a Partner and head of Lyons Davidson’s in-house costs team, Meruit Costs. Ian is also regular contributor to the MASS Insight Magazine, writing the CaseWatch summary for each edition.

Ian’s presentation can be viewed here.

Jackson Fixed Costs proposals

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Solicitor, Accredited Mediator & Partner, Nicholls Brimble

In addition to his ‘day job’, Paul is currently Vice Chair of MASS and he has delivered courses for MASS Training for a number of years.

You can view Paul’s presentation here.

What’s next?

MASS Conference 2021

We are pleased to let you know that the next MASS Conference will be on Thursday 21st October.

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