Personal Injury Seminar: New Frontiers in Psychiatric Claims

Posted: 09/02/2020


3rd April 2020

Cost: Free
CPD: 3.5 hours

We are delighted to invite you to attend 2TG’s Personal Injury group seminar at the Malmaison Hotel, 1-3 Piccadilly, Manchester M1 3AQ. It will focus on claims for psychiatric injury and will comprise of talks by 4 members of the group who are specialists in this area.

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)

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 in particular for psychiatric 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 4.00pm and the seminar will commence promptly at 4.15pm.

A drinks reception will follow at 6.30pm.

This is a free event and will be accredited with 3.5 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


Helen Bell

Call: 2002

Anna Hughes

Call: 2008


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