The MASS Conference 2018 – ‘Taking Real Law into the Virtual Era’ – was on 17th October at the Mercure Sheffield St Paul’s Hotel and Spa
Our full Conference Programme can be viewed here
Getting the Right Experts at the Right Time in RTA/PI Claims
Chris Bright QC – No 5 Chambers
Chris Bright QC is Head of the Clinical Negligence Group at No5 Chambers and is recognised as a leading personal injury and clinical negligence Silk. He works nationally for leading claimant provincial and London solicitors and national defendant insurer firms. Chris conducts the highest level of claims in terms of complexity and value e.g. £10m+ (pre-Discount Rate review), particularly those involving complex medical, causation and CCG/local authority funding/PPO issues.
You can read Chris’ notes, as they appear in the delegate pack, here.
The Importance of Rehab
Maggie Sargent – Maggie Sargent & Associates
Maggie is a Registered General Nurse and trained at St Thomas’s Hospital, London. She has over 30 years of experience of caring for patients both in hospitals and within the community.
You can view Maggie’s presentation here.
Paul Kirtley – Exchange Chambers
Paul is considered one of the leading civil practitioners on the North Eastern Circuit.
His expansive practice covers a wide range of areas including: Personal injury and clinical negligence, Employment, Regulatory and Mediation.
You can view Paul’s presentation here.
You can read extracts of Paul’s speech here.
Keynote Address – Online Courts and the impact of the CL Bill on the Courts
HH Judge Nigel Bird
HHJ Nigel Bird is the Designated Civil Judge for Greater Manchester. Judge Bird was called to the Bar in 1991 and a member of Kings’ Chambers. He was appointed as a Recorder in 2008, a Circuit Judge in 2011 and a Specialist Circuit Judge in 2013. He took up his present post in January 2018. He is heavily involved in the process of Reform, is a member of the civil Judicial Engagement Group and a member of the Civil Executive Team. He was a member of Lord Briggs’ working group for the Civil Court Structural Review and chairs the Greater Manchester Local Leadership Group. He is a contributing editor of the White Book.
You can view HH Judge Nigel Bird’s presentation here.
The Practical Impacts of the Whiplash Reforms
Chair – John Hyde, Journalist, Law Society Gazette
Claimant – Alan Hayes, Chief Legal Officer, Carpenters
Insurer – Antony Greensweig, Ageas
BTE provider – Tony Buss, Managing Director, ARAG
CMC – Nick Delaney, First4Lawyers
Dominic Clayden – Chief Executive Officer, Motor Insurers’ Bureau
You can view Dominic’s presentation here
Detecting Fraud and avoiding Fundamental Dishonesty claims
David Boyle – Deans Court Chambers
You can view David’s presentation here
Bullet Point Hour – Keeping up to date in the RTA/PI world
Electronic Bills – David Bentley-Miller, Managing Partner, Pendragon Drafting
FCA Regulation if CMCs – Too much, too late? – Paul Drabble, Partner and Personal Injury Solicitor, TRUE Solicitors LLP
To view Paul’s presentation please click here.
Part 36 and Cost Consequence – Lorna Badham, St Philips Chambers
Credit Hire – Craig Budsworth, Legal Director – Credit Hire, Accident Exchange
To view Craig’s presentation please click here.
For obvious reasons, we are disappointed to have to announce that it will not be possible to hold our Conference and Charity Evening as originally planned in October 2020.
We are now looking to move these events to October 2021 when we hope that the Covid-19 pandemic will have abated and, in line with Government advice, more ‘normal’ activity can resume.
We will keep our Members and all other interested parties updated in the coming months.
In the meantime, you can register your interest now by contacting us with your details.