The Road Ahead – Adapting to Change
Our Annual Conference was held on 16th October.
This page has now been updated with Speakers’ notes and presentations.
All things Costs – what does the future hold for PI?
Benjamin Williams QC, 4 New Square
Ben is a commercial practitioner with an emphasis on insurance related disputes. He is also well known for his expertise on the law relating to solicitors, litigation funders, claims management companies and costs, as well as consumer and regulatory law. He is recommended in these areas by the major legal directories.
PJ Kirby QC, Hardwicke
PJ has enjoyed a long and successful career at the Bar having previously been a partner in a Holborn firm of solicitors. He took silk in 2013 – the only costs specialist to do so that year. PJ is Joint Head of Chambers at Hardwicke.
Karl Hirst, No5 Barristers’ Chambers
Karl’s real interest is in working hard as part of a team to secure outstanding results that matter to his clients. His experienced insight is matched by a great bedside manner and a commitment to being attentive, accessible and responsive. He is a valuable component in any specialist team.
You can view Karl’s presentation here.
Paul was the founding partner of Nicholls Brimble in April 2010. He has experience in numerous litigious areas – Civil, Criminal, Regulatory, and Family, representing families in coroners court for those killed on the road, at work, and occasionally those unlawfully killed through to divorce, commercial litigation, contractual disputes and assistance at Crown and Magistrates Court.
You can read Paul’s speech here Extracts from Chairman’s Conference speech – 2019
Jamie Gamble, No5 Barristers’ Chambers
Jamie practices exclusively in the areas of personal injury and clinical negligence. His practice now primarily focuses upon claims for catastrophic injury of substantial value (acting with or without a leader).
You can view Jamie’s presentation here.
Jasmine Murphy, Hardwicke
Jasmine specialises in personal injury and professional negligence cases involving solicitors.
You can view Jasmine’s presentation here.
Gordon Exall, 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.
Click here to see Gordon’s presentation.
Dr Dougall McCorry, Consultant Neurologist/Epileptologist, University Hospital Birmingham
Dr McCorry’s expertise covers a range of areas including Epilepsy, Headache, Post Head Injury and Whiplash Syndrome, General Neurology, and Medico-Legal Experience.
You can view Dr McCorry’s presentation here.
Foreign Claims – Preparing for Brexit
Paul Yaghmourian, Public Affairs Officer, MIB
Paul Yaghmourian joined the MIB as Public Affairs Officer in November 2018. His background is in diplomacy and the private sector.
Paul has been leading MIB’s efforts to conclude bilateral Protection of Visitors agreements with the 30 EEA countries, to facilitate compensation arrangements post-Brexit.
You can view Paul’s presentation here.
Whiplash and Small Claims Limit Reforms – Where are we now!
Panel discussion, separating Fact from Fiction
Martin Heskins, Executive Chair, MedCo
Matt Currie, Managing Partner, Irwin Mitchell LLP
Lizzie Iron, Head of Service, Support Through Court
Sue Brown, Director of Claims Portal and MedCo
Tim Carr, Public Affairs Consultant
The MoJ and MIB have jointly hosted three seminars providing an update on the progress made with building the new portal for whiplash claims. With their permission, we included a selection of the slides from the most recent seminar in our Delegate Pack. Those who have not been able to attend a seminar may find these slides useful.