Claimant Day 2018

Posted: 18/05/2018

The Honourable Society of the Inner Temple,
Crown Office Row,

6th August 2018

Cost: Free
CPD: 3 hours

Leading and Junior barristers of the Personal Injury Group at 2 Temple Gardens will present an extended seminar tailored exclusively for “Claimant” practitioners.

Martin Porter QC
Liability issues for cyclists including autonomous vehicles and pedestrians.
MP will be looking at recent developments including the advent of self-driving cars and the tough legal position faced by cyclists who come into collision with pedestrians.

John McDonald
Haven’t we been here before?
John McDonald discusses the opportunities for claimants in asbestos cases presented by the recent Court of Appeal decision in Bussey v. Anglia Heating [2018] EWCA Civ 243

Jack Harris
Claims by children under the Fatal Accidents Act 1976
Jack will look into FAA claims involving single parent families and grown up children still living at home.

Andrew Bershadski and Robert Cumming
Parent company and accessory liability
Tort law is undergoing a rapid transformation. The group of potential defendants that can be sued for a wrong is ever widening. Andrew and Robert will focus on recent developments in the field of parent company liability: when can a parent company be sued for the torts of its subsidiary? They will also consider accessory liability: when can an individual or a company be sued on the basis that it assisted another to commit a tort?

The civil Liability Bill: the times they are a’changing
The Civil Liability Bill was announced on 20 March 2018, with draft provisions that promise to bring wholesale changes to the valuation of all personal injury claims. The Bill also targets whiplash claims, with Justice Secretary David Gauke pledging that it will ensure that “money can be put back in the pockets of millions of law-abiding motorists”.

We will give a guide to the Bill, and its consequences for claims and address the practical issues to bear in mind when preparing and presenting a claim, in light of these changes.


John McDonald

Call: 1981

Jack Harris

Call: 2006

Robert Cumming

Call: 2010


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