Personal Injury Half Day Seminar: New Frontiers in Psychiatric Claims

Date: 15/11/2019 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 focus on claims for psychiatric injury and will comprise talks by 4 members of the group who are specialists in this area together with a talk by Professor Anthony Maden, Professor of Forensic Psychiatry at Imperial College, whose medico-legal work is widely known.

Anna Hughes
Secondary Victims: Alcock-ed up?

Anna Hughes will discuss the rules governing secondary victims’ claims and consider how the Court has applied these in recent years. In particular, she will consider where the line between primary and secondary victims should be drawn in light of the decision in Yah v Medway NHS Trust [2018] EWHC 2964 (QB)

Professor Maden
Understanding PTSD and Complex PTSD

Rehana Azib
What About Us: Mental Health of Mental Health Workers and Allied Professions
Rehana Azib will examine the special considerations which may apply to an employer’s duties to employees engaged in more stressful occupations or in respect of unusually stressful workplace events. She will address the potential implications upon foresight of harm, including whether the Barber concept of foresight of harm has been extended by Yapp v FCO, and what measures and steps may be required by employers to minimize the risk of harm and potential liability both at common law and in respect of disability discrimination.

Helen Bell
What next for #MeToo? Evidence of Change in the Law of Harassment
2 years on from the New York Times story which unleashed the #MeToo movement, Helen Bell will look at the effect of that movement on the law relating to workplace harassment. She will consider the implications of recent recommendations for reform for employers, including those relating to the use of Non Disclosure Agreements, and will also look at what further reform of the law relating to workplace harassment can be expected in the near future.

Christopher Russell
Crime and Punishment: Illegality and Compensation
Christopher Russell will explore the new parameters of the defence of illegality in claims for personal injury. He will examine the principles governing claims made when a person, either tortiously made mentally ill or tortiously managed in their mental illness, offends and suffers loss or causes a third party to suffer loss due to the original tort and will review the effect of Henderson v Dorset Healthcare [2018] on previous appellate case law.

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

Christopher Russell - Head of the 2TG Personal Injury Group
Helen Bell
Rehana Azib
Anna Hughes