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Personal Injury Half Day Seminar: Complex Issues in Orthopaedic Claims

Date: 07/02/2020 CPD: 3 hours Cost: Free Venue: Crowne Plaza Hotel, 19 New Bridge Street, London EC4V 6DB

We are delighted to invite you to attend 2TG’s Personal Injury group seminar at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, New Bridge Street EC4. It will cover orthopaedic claims of the utmost severity with a particular focus on care aspects. It will comprise of talks by 4 members of the group who are specialists in this area together with a talk by Jane James, care and equipment expert, whose medico-legal work is widely known. The programme has the working title ‘Complex Issues in Orthopaedic Claims’, will commence at 2pm and will be followed at 5pm by a reception.

The speakers and titles to their talks are:

Ben Browne QC
Managing claims for paralysis and maximum severity arising from road accidents
Ben will address some particularly thorny questions that arise in care claims including double recovery, and causation where care would have been required in any event.

Lucy Wyles
Causation and mitigation in spinal claims

Lucy will consider caselaw illustrating how the courts get to grips with causation and mitigation issues in relation to back injuries, including questions of pre-existing conditions and successive accidents.

Sam Stevens
Provisional damages: unravelling the riddle of the syrinx

Sam will recap and update on the general principles of awards for provisional damages. He will then focus on how the courts have dealt with cases involving the development of a syrinx and the risk of syringomyelia.

Benjamin Phelps
Difficult questions in care claims: who cares?

Ben will address some particularly thorny questions that arise in care claims including double recovery, and causation where care would have been required in any event.

Jane James
The Key Drivers Affecting the Cost of Care

Jane James will be discussing the cost of care, different rates of pay and how they are calculated. Alongside this, Jane will discuss some of the challenges associated with care rates, including recruitment and retention, but also the complexity and levels of care required.

Registration is from 1.45pm and the seminar will commence promptly at 2pm.

A drinks reception will follow at 5pm.

This is a free event and will be accredited with 3 CPD hours.

Please feel free to pass this invitation to any colleagues to whom it may be of interest.

If you wish to attend this event please respond to Deborah Francis at seminars@2tg.co.uk

Benjamin Browne QC - Managing claims for paralysis and maximum severity arising from road accidents
Lucy Wyles - Causation and mitigation in spinal claims
Sam Stevens - Provisional damages: unravelling the riddle of the syrinx
Benjamin Phelps - Difficult questions in care claims: who cares?

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