Personal Injury Essentials Part 1: The law and the expert’s role from instruction to settlement

Public course: £260 + VAT
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Duration: 1/2 day

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Date: 9 November 2021
Timings: 9.30am to 12.30pm
Delivery Means: Virtual
CPD/CME Points:3

This half day course has been designed for expert witnesses specialising in personal injury (both new and experienced). It is aimed at medical and non-medical experts and it will be of particular interest to those wishing to develop their skills in dealing with high value and complex cases. 

The course will provide a refresher of the law relating to liability and causation and look at some recent cases and developments. The role of an expert witness will be considered and in particular how evidence from different disciplines jigsaw together to help quantify and resolve a claim.  The course is designed to be interactive using case studies, a breakout session and a Q&A session.

The course can be attended either as a free-standing course or in conjunction with Personal Injury Essentials Part 2: the practical aspects of being a personal injury expert witness

Key topics covered:

  • The law relating to personal injury – an expert’s guide to liability and causation
  • A discussion of the different expert disciplines commonly instructed in personal injury claims and an overview of how these disciplines interact
  • An explanation of how lawyers build cases and how the role of an expert fits within that construct
  • A study of how expert evidence is used to quantify cases  and the common terms upon which cases are settled
  • Recent developments in the law including fundamental dishonesty and update to the Ogden tables
  • An interactive case example helping demonstrate the above

About the Trainers

Jackie Spinks And Amanda Hopkins

This course will be led by Jackie Spinks and Amanda Hopkins, of Anthony Gold Solicitors, leading personal injury lawyers in England and Wales.

Jackie specialises in catastrophic injury cases of the utmost severity, with extensive experience in brain injury, particularly those involving children. The nature of the cases she deals with requires her to build large teams to assist in the litigation, giving her a unique insight into the dynamic of the solicitor/expert relationship.

Amanda has particular expertise in brain injury claims. Before becoming a solicitor, she worked at the Health & Safety Executive and this experience has given her a unique insight into cases involving accidents at work.  Amanda is also an experienced law lecturer. She also advises and represents those who have suffered orthopaedic injuries and major amputations.  Amanda also runs fatal accident claims in complex matters involving dependents.

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