Road Traffic Accidents
Help with the problem areas of evidence,
liability and costs
16 September 2011, London 6 Hours CPD
9.00 Registration and Coffee 2.00 Credit Hire Update
9.30 Chairman’s Welcome and Q Hire enforceability - where are we now
Q Shopping around - how far does the
Introduction claimant have to go
Catch up on all Kerry Underwood, Law Abroad plc Q Impecuniosity tactics
Q What does the future hold?
the important 9.45 Expert Evidence in RTA Claims Craig Budsworth, Glaisyers
developments in Q Handling expert evidence in and outside
RTA claims including the RTA claims process 2.45 Current Issues in Liability
Q Disclosure of expert evidence
Low velocity accidents
the new claims Q The use of expert evidence in LVI claims
Q Fraudulent passenger claims
Q Recent cases on expert evidence
process, the impact Q Drink/drugs
Andrew Welch, Stephensons Solicitors LLP Q Accidents involving children and
of Jackson and the pedestrians
latest insurance 10.30 Costs and the Jackson Review Geoff Owen, Greenwoods
issues, together with Q CFAs and success fees
Q ATE insurance 3.30 Tea
focussed guidance on Q The increase in general damages
Part 36 Offers
3.45 Contributory Negligence in
the difficult issues in Q
Q Costs shifting RTAs
liability Q Fixed costs for fast track cases
Q Procedural changes
Caroline Truscott, 39 Essex Street Q Helmets
Ben Leech, 12 Kings Bench Walk
Accredited 11.30 The New Shape of RTA Litigation 4.15 Insurance Issues
by APIL Q Impact of MOJ reforms on RTA claims
Can we still deliver a good service? Q Third Parties (Rights against Insurers)
- 6 CPD hours Q
Q The threats, the competition, the future Act 2010
Q Gender equality on motor insurance
Zarina Ahmed, Shoosmiths premiums, the Test Achats case
Q The EU Codified Motor Insurance Directive
12.15 Motorcycle Accidents Q Update on recent motor insurance cases
book via our website: Q Knowing your client – what bikers want Alison Green, 2 Temple Gardens
www.clt.co.uk Q Filtering and misleading signals
Q Snow & ice 4.45 Chairman’s Concluding
Q Diesel spills Remarks and Questions
Q Potholes and manhole covers
Q Common bike injuries 5.00 Conference Close
Simon Richards, Shoosmiths
Road Traffic Accidents Conference 2011 Conference
RTA claims form the bedrock of most personal injury practices, which makes it especially important for practitioners to keep up to
date with developments. Documentation
This is a particularly taxing year, with the challenges posed by the introduction of ABSs, the bedding in of the new claims process,
and progress on the Jackson Review. The conference offers the latest help and guidance on these points as well as on current
concerns on law, practice and procedure.
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Chairman: purchased separately
Kerry Underwood is Chairman of Law Abroad plc and a solicitor and has lectured and acted as a consultant for 15 years in relation to for those who are
managing and marketing personal injury work and has been at the forefront of all major developments during that period. He is involved
in the offshoring of road traffic accident work to South Africa. unable to attend this
Zarina Ahmed is a partner and national Motor Practice Group Head at Access Legal from Shoosmiths, with over 16 years experience in the field,
responsible for business development, service and delivery of personal injury claims arising from road traffic accidents. The Motor Practice Group
(please see booking
has established links with charities and support groups such as SERV and BRAKE focusing on road safety and assisting road accident victims. She
regularly writes legal updates and free information guides and the Motor Practice Group has reported many of its cases on Lawtel.
Craig Budsworth has dealt with credit hire for over 16 years and has specialized in the recovery of it from a claimant side since he
joined Glaisyers in 1997. He has a passion for credit hire and regularly runs training days on the subject. He was short listed for Legal
Executive of Year in 2008 and one of the first Legal Executives in the country to be made a partner.
Alison Green is a barrister and joint head of the insurance and reinsurance group of 2 Temple Gardens. She specialises in insurance law
and is Vice President of the British Insurance Law Association and Vice Chairman of the Law Reform Committee of the Bar Council. Alison
is a member of the panel of arbitrators of AIDA Reinsurance and Insurance Arbitration Society and a trained mediator. She is editorial For further details of
adviser to Insurance Contract Law (by Professor Merkin). She contributed a chapter on insurance terms for Informa’s Introduction to
Insurance Law (published 2007). She is recommended as a barrister for insurance in Chambers.
Ben Leech is a member of 12 King’s Bench Walk where he specialises in personal injury law. He has a broad range of experience acting
for both claimants and defendants in employers’ liability, public liability, road traffic, occupiers’ liability, Fatal Accidents Act, Animals
Act and holiday claims. He also has extensive experience of credit hire litigation, having advised one of the market leaders on various
aspects of the law. He regularly undertakes lectures and seminars on a variety of topics for solicitors.
Geoff Owen is a solicitor who has handled defendant personal injury work for more than thirty five years, concentrating in the past please contact:
twelve years on catastrophic claims. He is now semi-retired mixing a reduced case load with regular lecturing and writing on personal
injury related topics. He is a consultant with Greenwoods (London) and author of Signposts Through a Personal Injury Claim (Ark).
Simon Richards is an Associate and Team Leader within Access Legal from Shoosmiths. Simon is responsible for the leadership, management
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and supervision of a team and is also responsible for business development and marketing. He is a keen biker and advocate for motorcycle
safety. He regularly gives legal updates and has had articles published in Ride magazine and South East Biker magazine. He also reports on
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bike issues for the Access Legal website and has a motorbike blog (http://motorbike.access-legal.co.uk) that covers biker issues.
Caroline Truscott has extensive experience of advisory work and advocacy in the costs field. She has acted in interlocutory costs
hearings and detailed assessments in the County Court and the Supreme Court Costs. She has particular experience in contested
applications and assessments under the Solicitors Act 1974. Recent cases have involved issues of non-compliance with the CFA
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regulations, the recoverability of experts’ fees where there is no permission to rely upon expert evidence and the extent to which
disputed facts such as malingering can be raised at the detailed assessment stage in cases which have settled.
Andrew Welch is a Solicitor with 18 years civil litigation experience, mainly in the area of Personal Injury. He is a partner and heads up
the litigation department of a large firm, Stephensons Solicitors LLP. As a practitioner he has considerable “hands on” experience of most
litigation funding methods, including Conditional Fee Agreements, Collective Conditional Fee Agreements, Legal Aid and legal expense
insurance. In addition Andrew is a regular lecturer for the Motor Accident Solicitors Society and Central Law Training. He has assisted in
designing the MASS/College of Law Diploma in Personal Injury and Accident Management.
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