Category Liability

FATAL ACCIDENTS 2020: A SERIES OF WEBINARS TO HELP THOSE INVOLVED IN FATAL ACCIDENTS LITIGATION

Normally at this time of year I get together with Hilary Wetherell to present a one day course on fatal accidents.  There are obvious difficulties with giving  lectures this year. We are instead  series of webinars on the key issues relating to fatal accident litigation and damages. FATAL ACCIDENTS: SEEING THE CLIENT FOR THE FIRST TIME, PREPARING […]

FATAL ACCIDENTS: LAW, PRACTICE, PROCEDURE & COMPASSION: COURSES IN NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER 2019

Alongside solicitor and partner in Irwin Mitchell Hilary Wetherell I am speaking at the APIL day-long courses on fatal accidents in November and December this year, in London, Manchester and Bristol.  Our emphasis is on practical knowledge and application of that knowledge, alongside compassionate client care. “Stimulating, scintilating and inspiring on what is a very difficult and […]

FATAL ACCIDENTS COURSES: MANCHESTER AND LONDON NOVEMBER 2018

In November this year I will, along with solicitor, Hilary Wetherell, be giving two day-long courses organised by APIL “Fatal Accidents, Practice, Procedure and Compassion”   Manchester on 21/11/2018 London 28/11/2018 Booking details are available here.  Details from the APIL website. “This course will be given by experienced practitioner Hilary Wetherell, a partner at Irwin Mitchell, and […]

FATAL ACCIDENTS DAMAGES MASTERCLASS: 19th JULY 2016 LEEDS

Zenith Chambers invite you to :     PI Wine and Wisdom: Fatal Accident Damages Masterclass       4:30 PM – 6:30 PM Tuesday, 19th July 2016     The Chambers, 30 Park Place, LS1 2SP     £20.00     This seminar is accredited for 2 CPD Hr(s) On Tuesday 19th July 2016, […]

FATAL ACCIDENTS: 10 KEY POINTS

The interesting thing about lecturing is that you get questions and feedback. Following the talk at Hardwicke last week I thought it may be useful to set out some central issues in relation to fatal accidents. These issues arose both in the talk itself and in conversations afterwards. There are 10 key issues which benefit […]

FATAL ACCIDENTS AND CLINICAL NEGLIGENCE: RECENT DEVELOPMENTS AND TIMELY WARNINGS

 Fatal accident litigation can give rise to very specific problems in the context of clinical negligence.   All fatal accidents always throw up their own unique problems.  Recent cases have demonstrated a number of particular areas of concern for all practitioners, but particularly those instructed where medical negligence has caused, or hastened, death. WHAT THE CASES […]

THIRD EDITION OF APIL GUIDE TO FATAL ACCIDENTS NOW AVAILABLE

The third edition of the APIL Guide to Fatal Accidents is now available (click on the link to see order details). . WHAT THE BLURB SAYS “The APIL Guide to Fatal Accidents, now in its third edition, provides practical advice on how to run a case involving a fatal accident and how to secure maximum awards […]

FATAL ACCIDENTS IN THE WORKPLACE: EVIDENCE AFTER THE 1st OCTOBER 2013

The changes to breach of statutory duty introduced on 1st October may cause particulars problems in relation to fatal accidents at work.   These cases present particular problems because the deceased cannot give evidence (unless there was a period of survival after the accident). It has been previously useful to rely on breaches of statutory […]

NEW BLOG ON ACCIDENTS AT WORK AFTER 1st OCTOBER 2013

I have started a blog on accidents at work after the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013 comes into force.  The Act abolishes an action for  breach of  statutory duty and claimants will have to rely upon common law negligence.  This can have a profound impact in fatal accident cases caused by accidents at work. […]

THE LAW RELATING TO FATAL ACCIDENTS: AN INTRODUCTION

The law in relation to fatal accidents     This blog aims to provide a resource for all those involved in fatal accident litigation, whether it be as a dependant or a litigator. This section provides a brief overview of the law in relation to fatal accidents. See the links section on the side of […]