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Brain Injuries and Fatal Accidents Seminars

24/01/13

Reception

The Brain Injuries seminar was hosted by Andrew Williams who is developing a burgeoning practice in this area and has litigated at all levels up to the House of Lords.

During the last six months Andrew's work has included conducting the final hearing of a claim that resulted in an award of £3.3m and settling a long-running QC-led case one month before trial for £1.4m.

The keynote speaker at the seminar was Dr Howard F Jackson, consultant clinical neuropsychologist an Clinical Director at TRU who shared his expertise on evidence of brain impairment, rehabilitation needs and potential and brain function assessments.

In a wide-ranging talk Andrew discussed what rehabilitation is; a solicitor's duty; interim payments (citing several case examples); statutory services; pre and post settlements; and special damages, before rounding off with some litigation hints.

The Fatal Accidents seminar was led by Anne Whyte QC supported by Chambers' colleagues Andrew Pickering and David Tinkler all three of whom have significant capability in this area.

The seminar covered practical advice for solicitors when bringing claims highlighting potential pitfalls and suggesting how to avoid them. The valuation of claims by the estate under the 1934 Law Reform (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act including quantifying damages for pain suffering and loss of amenity was also discussed.

The seminar was concluded with the topic of valuation of the dependents' claims for financial dependency and for lost services and issues.

Chambers regularly hosts seminars all of which are accredited and for further information on forthcoming events please contact Julie Evans on 0151 236 4421 or Julie@atlanticchambers.co.uk