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This is the course for those who are new to the specialist field of clinical negligence. The event is especially suitable for trainee and newly qualified solicitors, paralegals, legal executives and medico-legal advisors, and will provide the fundamental knowledge necessary to develop a career in clinical negligence.

“Good structure of the course, following the progression of a case” – 2016 delegate

Expert speakers with a wealth of experience will cover all stages of the investigative and litigation process relating to clinical negligence claims from the claimants’ perspective. Places are limited to ensure a focused working group.

Having had to postpone this conference in January due to the Covid pandemic, we are very much looking forward to welcoming you to Birmingham in May!



DAY 1 – 12 May 2022

Chair: Karl Hirst, Barrister, No. 5 Chambers

09.00    Registration & Refreshments

09.30    Chair’s Introduction

09.35    Non-Litigation Essentials for Clinical Negligence Solicitors
             Lisa O’Dwyer, Director Medico-Legal Services

10.05    Funding of Clinical Negligence Claims
             Daniel Goddard, Head of Legal Costs Training, Partners in Costs

10:50   Refreshments

11:05   Breach of Duty and Causation in Clinical Negligence Cases
            Michael Horne QC, Barrister, Sejeants Inn Chambers

12:05   Clients and their perspective
            Claire Stoneman, Partner, Enable Law

12:45 Lunch

13:25    Assessing potential new claims
             Marguarita Tyne, Partner, Clarke Willmott LLP

14.15    Navigating your way through important sources of evidence
             Kishma Bolaji, Principal Associate, Shoosmiths LLP

14.55    Selecting and instructing your experts
             Alison Johnson, Partner, Penningtons Manches LLP

15.35    Refreshments

15.50    Analysing reports
             Chris Bright QC, Barrister, No. 5 Chambers

17.20    Close of Day One (6 hours 30 min)

DAY 2 – 13 May 2022

Chair: Richard Bannister, Principal Associate, Shoosmiths

09.00    Refreshments

09.15    Chair’s Opening Remarks

09:20    Damages – part 1
Janine Collier, Executive Partner, Clinical Negligence and Personal Injury at Tees Law

10.10    Damages – part 2
Hannah Noyce, Barrister, 1 Crown Office Row

11.00    Refreshments

11.15    Civil Procedure – Pre-Issue
Jenny Urwin, Partner, FieldFisher

12.05    Civil Procedure – Post-issue
Sara Burns, Partner, Irwin Mitchell, Birmingham

12.55    Lunch

13.35    Introduction to Costs Budgeting
Adrian Hawley, Head of COP at Partners in Costs

14.15    Alternative remedies
Andrew Hannam, Partner, Enable Law

14.55    Refreshments

15:05    Fatal Claims
Teresa Hargreaves, Barrister, No5 Chambers

16:05    Legal update
             David Tyack QC, Barrister, No5 Chambers

16:45    Chair’s Closing Remarks

* Conference programme subject to change

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Join us at the end of the first day of the course for the AvMA/PIC curry night at Zen Metro in Birmingham. Crowned Lux’s Best Thai Restaurant Birmingham 2019, winner of the Midlands Food Drink and Hospitality Best Oriental Restaurant 2018 and finalist in 2019 and rated one of the best Thai restaurants in Birmingham by Three Best Rated website.  Situated between Birmingham Town Hall and Birmingham Snow Hill Station.

Tickets are £49.99 and include three courses and a welcome drink.

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  • Clinical Negligence Law Practice and Procedure
    May 12, 2022 - May 13, 2022
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm


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