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                             Road Traffic Accidents

                             Conference 2011
                             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  Pedestrians
                                     Q  Procedural changes
                                                                                          Q  Seatbelts
                                     Caroline Truscott, 39 Essex Street                   Q  Helmets
                                                                                          Q  CRU
                             11.15   Coffee
                                                                                          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                 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
                             1.00    Lunch
                                            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.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Full Conference
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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
                                            Speakers:                                                                                                                                                                           Conference.
                                            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.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   form below).
                                            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
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                CLT Membership
                                            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
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              The Membership Team
                                            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
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                on 0121 362 7705
                                            bike issues for the Access Legal website and has a motorbike blog ( 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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                                            Road Traffic Accidents Conference 2011                                                                                       16 September 2011, London
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