For Lawyers

Training

 

I have presented numerous training courses both in-house and for training organisations.

Most recently I presented a webinar for APIL on Social Media for Lawyers. 

In the last year, I have also presented courses on - An Introduction to Clinical Negligence, Advanced Clinical Negligence, Professional Negligence in Personal Injury Cases, Blogging for Lawyers, NIHL update for experienced lawyers and An Introduction to HAVS Claims.

My two Clinical Negligence Courses have been particuloarly helpful for those looking to get into this work due to the changing Personal Injury market. 

The first was an Introduction to Clinical Negligence which was aimed at those who are very new to the work either as young lawyers/paralegals or those who are thinking of transferring from other work, particularly in the light of the forthcoming changes to Personal Injury work. We looked at key principles including Breach of Duty and Causation. We explored the classic Bolam Test and the impact of the Montgomery v Lanarkshire decision in 2015.

The second was a course for experienced practitioners. We looked at recent cases in relation to issues including informed consent, quantum in wrongful birth cases and the application of the Bolitho test in relation to the need for medical opinion to be reasonable and logical. We also looked at procedural matters including rules on service of a claim form and how things can go wrong, witness statements and trial bundles. 

 

 

 

Training and Consultancy

I can offer Training and Consultancy advice in relation to PI, Clinical Negligence and Occupational disease. This is particularly useful for law firms who are seeking to develop this work as a new project.

There are 3 options available -

1. A day's in-house training on key issues including - screening, preparation, investigation, limitation, cost and funding. This can then be followed by monthly consultancy advice by email and/or telephone at a fixed fee. 

2. A free standing training day with no consultancy following.