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					The event for clinical negligence specialists

The Annual

Clinical Negligence
Conference 2010
                     25-26 June 2010, Hilton Brighton Metropole
              Charity Golf Day & Welcome Reception/Buffet 24 June 2010




INTRODUCING SPECIAL DISCOUNTED FEES
FOR JUNIOR SOLICITORS & BARRISTERS, PLUS                        ACNC 2010 programme
INCREASED REDUCTIONS FOR EARLY BIRD & GROUP                     literature is kindly sponsored
BOOKINGS!                                                       by 1 Crown Office Row




                                                                “
AvMA’s Annual Clinical Negligence Conference (ACNC) is
the event that brings the clinical negligence community
together to learn and discuss the latest developments,
policies and strategies in clinical negligence and medical
                                                                                           ACNC 09
law.                                                                                      Delegate Quotes
This year we have made the full conference programme
                                                                “My first AvMA Annual Conference and I was
available earlier than before and we are offering greater
discounts for registering early and for group bookings, as                    very impressed”
well as, for the first time, further reduced rates for junior    “Excellent choice of speakers and topics,
solicitors and barristers to attend the conference.
                                                                            very well organised”
As ever, it will be an event not to be missed, with the
usual high standard of plenary presentations and focused        “Lectures and breakout sessions better than




                                                                                                                                  ”
breakout sessions that you would expect from this event,                          ever”
ensuring that you stay up to date with all the key issues and
providing 10 hours CPD (SRA, Bar Council and APIL).
                                                                      “Superb conference, very good for
                                                                                networking”
The ACNC also offers excellent opportunities for
networking. On the day before the start of the conference,              “Most enjoyable and informative”
we will be holding the sixth AvMA Annual Charity Golf Day
at the Mannings Heath Golf Club in West Sussex. The              DISCOUNTED RATES
Welcome Reception and Buffet will take place later that          EARLY BIRD BOOKINGS
evening and the Mid-Conference Dinner will be held on the        For early bird bookings discount 10% off the registration fee. Early bird
Friday evening.                                                  bookings must be received by AvMA by 1 March 2010.
                                                                 JUNIOR SOLICITORS & BARRISTERS
As well as providing you with a top quality, thought             Junior solicitors and barristers are entitled to discount 30% off the full
provoking, learning and networking experience, the               registration fee. This rate is available to those of 3 years PQE or less.
success of the conference helps AvMA to maintain its             MULTIPLE BOOKINGS
position as an essential force in promoting access to justice    For each 3rd or 4th person booked from your organisation, discount
in this field.                                                   £80 + VAT per person from the final balance. For each 5th, 6th person
                                                                 or more booked from your organisation, discount £90 + VAT per person
We look forward to welcoming you to Brighton for the 22nd        from the final balance.
Annual Clinical Negligence Conference.                           *Full terms and conditions are listed on the registration form



                                                          CONTACT
           Should you have any queries regarding ACNC 2010 please contact the AvMA Events team at
                                conferences@avma.org.uk or call 020 8688 9555
                                             www.avma.org.uk/events
                        The Annual                    Clinical Neglig
THURSDAY 24 JUNE                                                           • Prostheses and complications of infection, wrong size
                                                                             component
10.30     AvMA Annual Charity Golf Day                                     • Compartment syndrome
          Mannings Heath Golf Club, West Sussex                            • Loss of limb
          The Golf Day is kindly sponsored by Barker Gillette
                                                                       B   Perineal Tears
                                                                           Mr Andrew Beeby, Consultant Obstetrician and
18.30 -   ACNC early registration
                                                                           Gynaecologist, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Gateshead
22.00     Hilton Brighton Metropole
                                                                           • Classification
                                                                           • Repair and timing. Who should repair the third and
19.00     Welcome Drinks Reception                                           fourth degree tears? When is a colorectal opinion
          Hilton Brighton Metropole                                          sought?
                                                                           • Negligent and non-negligent treatment
20.00 -   Welcome Buffet                                                   • Long-term consequences of perineal tears
22.00     Hilton Brighton Metropole
                                                                       C   Abdominal Laparoscopic Surgery
FRIDAY 25 JUNE                                                             Professor Marc Winslet, Professor of Surgery, Royal Free
                                                                           Hospital, London
08.30     Refreshments & registration                                      • Imaging modalities, endoscopy, ERCP and associated
                                                                             complications
09.30     Chairman’s Introduction                                          • Biliary surgery, complications arising and failure to treat
          Mr Peter Walsh, Chief Executive, AvMA                            • Laparoscopic complications and when to defer to
                                                                             open abdominal surgery
09.45     Keynote Session:
          Access to Justice in a Changing Legal Climate: The           D   Trial Tactics from the Claimant and Defendant Point of
          Current Issues Debated                                           View
          Keynote discussion and debate from leading figures in            Dr Peter Ellis, Ms Rosalind Coe QC & Mr Simon Wheatley,
          the medico-legal and policy world at an important time           Barristers, 7 Bedford Row
          for clinical negligence practices. Including:                    • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome. Does it exist? How
          • The pressures law firms are currently facing in light of          does the doctor establish the diagnosis? Is it more
            regulatory changes                                                than a medical label for non-resolving pain? Is it wholly
          • The future of clinical negligence law                             dependent on the Claimant’s credibility?
          • The true cost/benefit of doing pro bono                        • Examination-in-chief. An opportunity to explain the
          • Costs capping pilots                                              syndrome, but how do you keep control of your
          • The impact of the Jackson Review                                  expert?
          • New Legal Aid contracts                                        • Cross-examination. The full-frontal assault or the kid-
          • CJC proposals on care regimes                                     glove treatment? Is the expert still standing at the end
                                                                              of these questions?
                                                                           • Re-examination. An opportunity to retrieve the
                                                                              initiative
10.30     Plenary Address:
          Breast Cancer and Surgery
          Ms Fiona MacNeill, Specialist Consultant Breast and
                                                                       E   Funding Elderly Care
                                                                           Mr Paul Stagg, Barrister, 1 Chancery Lane
          Reconstructive Surgeon, The Royal Marsden NHS
                                                                           • Statutory provision for care for the elderly and disabled
          Foundation Trust, London                                         • Application of Peters to claims for the elderly
          • Imaging procedures, mammography and ultrasound                 • Discretionary / mandatory funding for care
            and misreading of scans                                        • Appealing decisions of statutory bodies
          • Breast biopsies                                                • PCTs and continuing care assessments
          • Types of tumour
          • Staging of tumours                                         F   Preparing for Panel Membership
          • Complications of surgery-negligent and non negligent           Ms Catherine Hopkins, Legal Director, AvMA; & Mr Hugh
            treatment                                                      Williams, Deputy Chief Executive, AvMA
                                                                           • What does panel membership mean for you and your
11.15     Refreshments                                                       firm
                                                                           • When should you apply
11.40     Parallel Lectures:                                               • What are we looking for in your application
                                                                                     • About your firm
A         Treatment and Complications of Lower Limb Trauma                           • In your case studies
          Mr Peter John James, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon,             • Why do we interview (when other panels usually
          Nottingham City Hospital                                           don’t)
          • Trauma and types of fracture and injury                        • Keeping up your panel membership




                                                                CONTACT
             Should you have any queries regarding ACNC 2010 please contact the AvMA Events team at
                                  conferences@avma.org.uk or call 020 8688 9555
                                                  www.avma.org.uk/events
gence Conference 201
 12.55   Lunch on Friday is kindly sponsored by Order Order!                      • Trauma and types of fracture and injury
                                                                                  • Prostheses and complications of infection, wrong size
                                                                                    component
 13.55   Plenary Address:                                                         • Compartment syndrome
         Costs & Risk Assessment – dealing with the difficult                     • Loss of limb
         questions
         Mr Simon P Browne, Barrister, 1 Temple Gardens;                 L        Perineal Tears
         Barrister, Outer Temple Chambers; Costs Judge, Senior                    Mr Andrew Beeby, Consultant Obstetrician and
         Courts Costs Office; Costs barrister to be confirmed                     Gynaecologist, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Gateshead
         • Mock detailed assessment                                               • Classification
         • The impact of Lord Justice Jackson’s Costs Review                      • Repair and timing. Who should repair the third and
                                                                                    fourth degree tears? When is a colorectal opinion
 14.40   Plenary Address:                                                           sought?
         Legal Update                                                             • Negligent and non-negligent treatment
         Mr James Watson QC, Barrister, 3 Serjeants’ Inn                          • Long-term consequences of perineal tears

 15.25   Refreshments                                                    17.05    Close of Day One

 15.50   Parallel Lectures:                                              19.30    Mid-Conference Dinner Drinks Reception
                                                                                  Hilton Brighton Metropole
 G       Abdominal Laparoscopic Surgery
         Professor Marc Winslet, Professor of Surgery, Royal Free        20.15    Mid-Conference Dinner
         Hospital, London                                                         Hilton Brighton Metropole
         • Imaging modalities, endoscopy, ERCP and associated
           complications                                                 02.00    End of evening
         • Biliary surgery, complications arising and failure to treat
         • Laparoscopic complications and when to defer to               The Mid-Conference Drinks Reception and Dinner is kindly
           open abdominal surgery                                        sponsored by IGI Legal Assist

 H       Maximising Quantum in Lower Value FAA Claims
         Mr Hugh Gregory, Partner, Grant Thornton; & Ms Caron
         Heyes, Senior Solicitor, Blake Lapthorn                         SATURDAY 26 JUNE
         • Identifying heads of damage
         • Collecting supporting quantum evidence                        08.45    Refreshments & registration
         • Assessing dependency on services, childcare
         • Assessing loss of intangible benefits                         09.30    Chairman’s Introduction
         • When is a Forensic Accountant helpful and recovery                     Mr Peter Walsh, Chief Executive, AvMA
           of fees
         • Assessing private and state pension loss                      09.35    Plenary Address:
         • Assessing the value of share schemes                                   Improving Trauma Care
                                                                                  Professor Karim Brohi, Professor of Trauma Sciences,
 I       Court of Protection and Issues Surrounding Capacity                      Barts and the London NHS Trust & Queen Mary, University
         His Honour Judge Denzil Lush, Senior Judge of the Court                  of London
         of Protection                                                            • Distribution of trauma centres in the UK
         • How is the Mental Capacity Act progressing?                            • Role of the trauma centres
         • Delegated authority                                                    • Proposed improvements in the national clinical policy
         • Recovering deputies’ costs                                               for trauma care and services
         • Court of Protection guidance on investment                             • Procedures and protocols for trauma centres
                                                                                  • Teamwork with other specialities
 J       Inside the GP Practice
         Dr TJ Boyd, Senior Partner in General Practice                  10.20    Plenary Address:
         • How well does and should a GP know their patients                      Cauda Equina Syndrome
           and their medical history and records?                                 Professor Jeremy Fairbank, Consultant Orthopaedic
         • When to refer                                                          Surgeon, Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre NHS Trust, Oxford
         • Diagnosis                                                              & Mr Nicholas Mullany, Barrister, 3 Serjeants’ Inn
         • Ensuring investigations are followed up                                • The correlation between timely spinal decompression
                                                                                    and the degree of neurological recovery
 K       Treatment and Complications of Lower Limb Trauma                         • Causes of Cauda Equina
         Mr Peter John James, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon,                     • How to diagnose. Tests and diagnostic tools
         Nottingham City Hospital                                                 • Treatment options



                                                                 CONTACT
            Should you have any queries regarding ACNC 2010 please contact the AvMA Events team at
                                 conferences@avma.org.uk or call 020 8688 9555
                                                   www.avma.org.uk/events
10       25-26 June 2010, Hilton Brighton Metropole

         • CESI or CESR                                              R       Negligence in Nursing
         • At what point is neurological recovery impossible?                Mr Ian Todd, Director of Fitness to Practise, Nursing &
         • Case studies                                                      Midwifery Council
                                                                             • Dehydration and malnutrition
 11.05   Refreshments                                                        • Missing signs of internal bleeding
 11.30   Parallel Lectures:                                                  • When nurses have primary duty of care
                                                                             • Discharging patients with signs of infection
 M       Neurological Rehabilitation – the unexpected cost of                • Pressure sores
         residual disability                                                 • What are nurses responsible for?
         Ms Susan Edwards, Clinical Specialist (Physiotherapist),
         Stoke Mandeville Hospital                                   12.45   Lunch on Saturday is kindly sponsored by Outer Temple
         • Early intervention – preventing complications of brain            Chambers
           and spinal injury
         • Extending therapy, hydrotherapy etc                       13.45   Plenary Address:
         • Therapy or cure - measuring the benefit                           Health and Safety Regulation and Patient Safety
         • Costing for therapy in the special damage claim                   Mr Steve Scott, Head of Health and Social Care Services
         • The role of the physiotherapist in permanent disability           Unit, HSE, Cardiff
           (to set up a programme for others to follow or                    • The decision making process when considering
           providing the treatment)                                            prosecution
         • Considering physiotherapy needs in planning for                   • Accident prevention,
           accommodation                                                     • How health and safety at work legislation impacts on
                                                                               patient safety
 N       Melanoma                                                            • How HSE work with other regulators
         Dr Neil Walker, Consultant Dermatologist, Churchill                 • Relevant documentation
         Hospital, Oxford
         • Types of melanoma and failure to diagnose                 14.30   Plenary Address:
         • Staging of tumours                                                Interventional Treatment in Coronary Heart Disease
         • Surgery and failure to excise tumour with wide enough             Dr John Caplin, Consultant Cardiologist, Hull & East
           margins                                                           Yorkshire Hospital NHS Trust
         • Treatment and prevention                                          • Pathophysiology of coronary heart disease
         • Benefit of walk-in clinics                                        • Clinical investigations
                                                                             • Imaging procedures
 O       MRSA / C-difficile: where are we 5 years on?                        • Angiography
         Mr Daniel Bennett, Barrister, Doughty Street Chambers               • Stenting, types of stents used, failure rates,
         • What are we dealing with – MRSA & C-difficile                       complications arising
         • Deaths and injuries over the past 5 years                         • Negligent and non-negligent treatment
         • Which claims have been won                                        • Where a coronary bypass graft is more appropriate
         • Strategies for the future                                           treatment

 P       Joint Experts – must we?!                                   15.15   Chair’s Closing Remarks
         Ms Shurouk Al-Sabbagh, Partner, Parlett Kent; & Mr Henry
         Witcomb, Barrister, 1 Crown Office Row
         • Pitfalls                                                  NB: The conference programme may be subject to change.
         • Tactical considerations
         • CMCs
         • Areas of compromise
         • Letters of instruction

 Q       The Ups and Downs of Interim Payments
         Mr Simeon Maskrey QC, Barrister, 7 Bedford Row
         • Provisional damages
         • Tactics
         • When will courts order large proportion of total value
           as interim payment?
         • The affect of periodical payment orders on interim
           payments
         • Do large interim payments fetter the court’s discretion
           to order PPOs?




                                                                CONTACT
            Should you have any queries regarding ACNC 2010 please contact the AvMA Events team at
                                 conferences@avma.org.uk or call 020 8688 9555
                                                 www.avma.org.uk/events
The event for clinical negligence specialists

The Annual

Clinical Negligence
Conference 2010
                     25-26 June 2010, Hilton Brighton Metropole
             Charity Golf Day & Welcome Reception/Buffet 24 June 2010

CPD HOURS
                                                                ACNC 2010 SPONSORS
SRA: Day one: 5 hours, 45 minutes                               AvMA wishes to thank the following organisations for their
Day two: 4 hours 15 minutes                                     generous sponsorship:
Total: 10 hours CPD

Bar Council: TBC

APIL: TBC

AvMA ANNUAL CHARITY GOLF DAY
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What has become the traditional ACNC curtain-raiser will
this year take place at the glorious Mannings Heath Golf
Club, just 30 minutes from Brighton. For full details, please   ACNC 2010 EXHIBITORS & PROMOTIONAL
see the enclosed booking form.                                  SPONSORS
WELCOME RECEPTION & BUFFET
THURSDAY 24 JUNE, HILTON BRIGHTON METROPOLE

ACNC 2010 will open on the evening of Thursday 24
June with early registration from 18.30, with the Welcome
Reception commencing at 19.00. There will be a hot buffet
served throughout the evening from 20.00 – 22.00.

MID-CONFERENCE DINNER
FRIDAY 25 JUNE, HILTON BRIGHTON METROPOLE

The Mid-Conference Dinner will commence with a drinks
reception at 19.30 before a three course meal and
entertainment throughout the evening.



                                                                AvMA encourage you to visit the exhibition during the
                                                                refreshments and lunch breaks.
                                                                If you would like to sponsor or exhibit at ACNC 2010,
                                                                please contact the AvMA Events team.



                                                        CONTACT
            Should you have any queries regarding ACNC 2010 please contact the AvMA Events team at
                                 conferences@avma.org.uk or call 020 8688 9555
                                            www.avma.org.uk/events
                                    ACNC 2010 REGISTRATION       25-26 JUNE 2010, HILTON BRIGHTON METROPOLE (REF: 161)

Please complete the form below in BLOCK CAPITALS and return with payment to: AvMA Events, 44 High Street, Croydon CR0 1YB;
DX 144267 Croydon 24; fax 020 8667 9065.

Organisation: ..........................................................................................................................................................................................................

Address ..................................................................................................................................................................................................................

................................................................................................................................................................ Postcode: ..............................................

DX: ............................................................................................................. Tel: ............................................... Fax: .............................................


                            1st delegate                                                                                    2nd delegate                                                                              3rd delegate
Title                                                                                           Title                                                                                   Title
First Name                                                                                      First Name                                                                              First Name
Surname                                                                                         Surname                                                                                 Surname
Job Title                                                                                       Job Title                                                                               Job Title
E-mail                                                                                          E-mail                                                                                  E-mail
Parallel lectures (choose one lecture from                                                      Parallel lectures (choose one lecture from                                              Parallel lectures (choose one lecture from
each group)                                                                                     each group)                                                                             each group)
A-F            G-L            M-R                                                               A-F            G-L            M-R                                                       A-F            G-L            M-R
Special requirements (eg dietary, access)                                                       Special requirements (eg dietary, access)                                               Special requirements (eg dietary, access)
Booking option (delete code as applicable):                                                     Booking option (delete code as applicable):                                             Booking option (delete code as applicable):
Residential: 1D/1N ; 2D/1N ; 2D/2N                                                              Residential: 1D/1N ; 2D/1N ; 2D/2N                                                      Residential: 1D/1N ; 2D/1N ; 2D/2N
Non-Residential: 1D NR ; 2D NR                                                                  Non-Residential: 1D NR ; 2D NR                                                          Non-Residential: 1D NR ; 2D NR
Please specify which day(s) & night(s) you                                                      Please specify which day(s) & night(s) you                                              Please specify which day(s) & night(s) you
will be attending ACNC 2010 by deleting as                                                      will be attending ACNC 2010 by deleting as                                              will be attending ACNC 2010 by deleting as
appropriate:                                                                                    appropriate:                                                                            appropriate:
Thursday 24 June night r YES / r NO                                                             Thursday 24 June night r YES / r NO                                                     Thursday 24 June night r YES / r NO
Friday 25 June day r YES / r NO                                                                 Friday 25 June day r YES / r NO                                                         Friday 25 June day r YES / r NO
Friday 25 June night r YES / r NO                                                               Friday 25 June night r YES / r NO                                                       Friday 25 June night r YES / r NO
Saturday 26 June day r YES / r NO                                                               Saturday 26 June day r YES / r NO                                                       Saturday 26 June day r YES / r NO
Additional accom. Wed 23 June r                                                                 Additional accom. Wed 23 June r                                                         Additional accom. Wed 23 June r
Additional accom. Sat 26 June r                                                                 Additional accom. Sat 26 June r                                                         Additional accom. Sat 26 June r

BOOKING OPTIONS AND COSTS
Residential (includes dinners/functions on nights booked)
            Residential (includes dinners/functions on nights booked)                                                                                               Non-Residential (excludes dinners/functions)
                        AvMA Laywers’ Service                Standard Rate                       NHS/Medical expert rate                                            AvMA Laywers’ Service                Standard Rate                       NHS/Medical expert rate
                        Members rate                                                                                                                                Members rate

1 day / 1 night         £545 + VAT = £640.38                 £595 + VAT = £699.13                £465 + VAT = £546.38                     1 day (1D NR)             £345+VAT = £405.38                   £395 + VAT = £464.13                £290 + VAT = £340.75
(code 1D/1N)

2 days / 1 night        £675 + VAT = £793.13                 £745 + VAT = £875.38                £590 + VAT = £693.25                     2 days (2DNR)             £545 + VAT = £640.38                 £595 + VAT = £699.13                £455 + VAT = £534.63
(2D/1N)

2 days / 2 nights       £780 + VAT = £916.50                 £860 + VAT = £1010.50               £695 + VAT = £816.63
(2D/2N)

Discounts for early bird bookings                                                                                                        PAYMENT
For early bird bookings discount 10% off the registration fee. Early bird bookings must be
received by AvMA by 1 March 2010.                                                                                                        Card payment
Discounts for junior solicitors & barristers                                                                                             Please charge my Visa / MasterCard / Switch/Maestro / Diners * card
Junior solicitors and barristers are entitled to discount 30% off the full registration fee. This rate
is available to those of 3 years PQE or less.                                                                                            (*delete as appropriate) for the amount of £________________________________
The 10% early bird booking discount is not available to delegates booking on the junior solicitor/                                       NB If you are paying by card please note an additional 4% of your total fee payable will be added
barrister rate                                                                                                                           to your payment to cover transaction fees
Discounts for multiple bookings
For each 3rd or 4th person booked from your organisation, discount £80 + VAT per person (total                                           Card number:
£94) from the final balance.
For each 5th, 6th person or more booked from your organisation, discount £90 + VAT per person
(total £105.75) from the final balance.                                                                                                  Valid from:                   /              Expires:                   /              Security Code:
Multiple booking discounts are applicable for Residential and Non-Residential Conference fees                                            Name of cardholder: ________________________ Signature: ____________________
only and do not include delegates booking on the junior solicitor/barrister rate.
FEES PAYABLE                                                                                                                             Address/DX at which card is registered (if different from above): ________________
Cost for delegates as per rates above (including VAT)                                                               £____________        _________________________________________________________________________
Additional Costs
Non-Residential Delegates:                                                                                                               NB If you are paying by credit/debit card please note an additional 4% of your total
Welcome Buffet £39 + VAT = £45.83                                                                  £____________                         fee payable will be added to your payment to cover transaction fees
Mid-Conference Dinner £69 + VAT = £81.08                                                           £____________                         Cheque payment
Additional costs for room supplements (see “Accommodation” below)                                  £____________
                                                                                     TOTAL FEES £____________                            I enclose a cheque for £___________________________ made payable to AvMA.
                                                                        Less appropriate discounts £____________                         Signature: _______________________________________________________________
                                                                                                                                         I agree to AvMA’s terms and conditions of booking
                                                                             TOTAL BALANCE DUE £____________

TERMS & CONDITIONS                                                                                                                       cost per delegate; from 5 June 2010 – full conference cost (conference documentation will be sent after the event). If delegates are
Early bird booking rate: Early bird discounted registration fees are only applicable if full payment is received by 1 March 2010.        unable to attend the conference for reasons outside of AvMA’s control and have not cancelled in advance, no refunds will be issued.
Payment: All payment must be received before the conference date to guarantee your place.                                                Indemnity: It may be necessary to change the content and timing of the programme, speakers or venue due to circumstances beyond
                                                                                                                                         AvMA’s control. We reserve the right to cancel the conference if absolutely necessary and issue a full refund of fees. AvMA accepts no
Accommodation: Accommodation will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis between the Hilton Brighton Metropole, Thistle
                                                                                                                                         liability if, for whatever reason, the conference does not take place.
Brighton and Holiday Inn Brighton Seafront. Hotel accommodation is confirmed once payment is received. Room supplements: Double/
twin occupancy £30 + VAT (£35.25) per night. If you require additional accommodation for the nights of either Wednesday 23 June or       Conference fees include: All delegates receive the full conference pack, bag, lunch and refreshments. Residential delegates also
Saturday 26 June, there will be a supplement of £115 + VAT (total £135.13) for single occupancy, £145 + VAT (total £170.38) for double   receive accommodation, breakfast and the evening functions on the respective evenings – Welcome Buffet on Thursday evening,
occupancy. Please indicate this on the “Additional costs for room supplements” section of the registration form.                         Mid-Conference Dinner on Friday evening. Non-residential delegates and partners are most welcome to attend either function at a
                                                                                                                                         supplementary cost, as stated on the registration form.
Discounted rates for sponsors/exhibitors/promotional sponsors: The discounted rates to which sponsors, exhibitors and promotional
sponsors are entitled are not applicable on the junior solicitor/barrister rate.                                                         Data Protection Act: AvMA will retain your details on our database to enable us to process your booking, for accreditation purposes and
                                                                                                                                         so that you can be kept up to date with details of relevant future events. If you do not wish to receive future mailings from AvMA after this
Cancellations and substitutions: Cancellations must be confirmed in writing (fax or e-mail is acceptable) and will be subject to the
                                                                                                                                         event, please tick the box. Occasionally we may include marketing material from external organisations with our mailings (eg conference
following fees: before 3 May 2010 - £50 + VAT administration charge per delegate; between 4 May and 4 June 2010 - 50% of conference
                                                                                                                                         sponsors’ mailings). If you do not wish to receive information from third parties, please tick this box

				
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