Royal Courts of JusticeAccess to justice via litigation in clinical negligence is facing huge challenges in England and Wales. The implementation of the Legal Aid Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act; increased court fees and proposals to introduce “fixed recoverable costs” and further restrict recovery of after the event insurance premiums all provide barriers to litigation.

This one day conference provides an ideal opportunity to look at alternatives to traditional litigation in clinical negligence and their potential for limiting the damage these changes are having on people’s ability to access justice.

Brought to you by Action against Medical Accidents (AvMA), the charity for patient safety and justice, the conference provides anyone with an interest in access to justice in this field to learn more about approaches adopted in England and Wales and elsewhere.

Expert speakers will cover subjects including:

  • “Redress” and small claims schemes, including the redress scheme which is part of the “Putting Things Right” measures in Wales
  • Mediation, including the pilot conducted by the NHS Litigation Authority
  • “No fault compensation” and similar approaches adopted elsewhere in the world, which are likely to be a recommendation from the Maternity Review in England
  • Online resolution approaches
  • Arbitration
  • Fixed fees as they have been experienced in Scotland

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  • January 26, 2016
    9:15 am - 4:10 pm


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7 Bedford Row, London, WC1R 4BS, United Kingdom