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Personal injury on-demand legal training

Personal injury on-demand training

If you have missed an event or are unable to view APIL training live on the day, all APIL events are recorded and available for six months from the date of delivery. With a variety of knowledgeable speakers, APIL on-demand learning is accessible via the web, streamed directly to your computer, or downloaded to your mobile device in either video or audio mp3 format whichever you prefer. Personal injury on-demand training is also a convenient way of topping up your CPD hours to maintain your accreditation.

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On-demand training

Our on-demand training is typically available for six months after the live online event, but we do suggest that you check that the content is still relevant before signing up

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Fatal accidents: Avoiding the pitfalls
This webinar is designed to look at those areas of fatal accident litigation where a lawyer can be negligent, or run into significant problems. Gordon Exall will cover: Important issues prior to...
Gordon Exall
Webinar
Publication date: 28 Jun 2022

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Clinical negligence update 2022
This one-day course, designed specifically for clinical negligence lawyers, will cover a range of topics, bringing you fully up to date on all developments, including:  News: The latest on...
Natalie Cosgrove & John McQuater
One-day training course
Publication date: 28 Jun 2022

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Use of a Vehicle Post Motor Vehicles (Compulsory Insurance) Act 2022
Join expert practitioner, APIL secretary and APIL senior fellow Brett Dixon, to hear about and understand the large number of changes that have occurred in this important area of road traffic...
Brett Dixon
Webinar
Publication date: 27 Jun 2022

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An employment expert’s view: The importance of applying a functional approach to rehabilitation and employment reports
This session explains how a functional approach makes rehabilitation and expert vocational reports more robust and defendable and enables an Expert to provide an evidence-based opinion about a...
Katya Halsall
Webinar
Publication date: 23 Jun 2022

APIL abuse conference 2022 - Held in association with ACAL
APIL abuse conference 2022 - Held in association with ACAL
Due to the proposed rail strike, APIL's 2022 abuse conference will now be taking place on a fully virtual platform. This one-day conference will take place live on Thursday, 23...
APIL conference
Publication date: 23 Jun 2022

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Damages in anticipation of death: When there is a reduced life expectancy
This webinar looks at the difficult, but important, issue of how the courts award damages when a claimant has reduced life expectancy as a result of their injuries. What is the effect of a judgment...
Gordon Exall
Webinar
Publication date: 21 Jun 2022

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Clinical negligence - the basics: Law and procedure for investigating clinical negligence claims 2022
This course aims to give an all-round introduction to clinical negligence and explain, based on relevant law and procedure, how such claims should be investigated. Including all the latest cases the...
John McQuater
One-day training course
Publication date: 17 Jun 2022

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Road traffic accidents: Essential case law update - spring 2022
The essential case law update on road traffic accidents for spring 2022 covering: Contributory negligence Children What questions should the court address and in what...
Brett Dixon
Webinar
Publication date: 16 Jun 2022

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Essential negligence, public liability and occupier's liability case law update - spring 2022
The essential case law update for spring 2022, focussing on negligence, public liability and occupiers liability and covering: Police duties and the highway Assumption of...
Brett Dixon
Webinar
Publication date: 16 Jun 2022

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The child claimant and fatal accident litigation
This webinar looks at the problems and issues faced by a child who has suffered the loss of parents or carers.  It looks at the position when children are the sole claimants, have a dependency claim...
Gordon Exall
Webinar
Publication date: 15 Jun 2022

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Deductions from damages and current issues with CRU
The webinar, presented by Gordon Exall, will cover current issues in relation to deductions from damages. Non-CRU benefits and deduction from damages What is the position in relation to the...
Gordon Exall
Webinar
Publication date: 10 Jun 2022

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Recent cases in fatal accident litigation: What can we learn from them?
The law as to fatal accident damages is based primarily on judicial decisions. To understand damages fully it is important that you have a detailed knowledge of key decisions and how fatal accident...
Gordon Exall
Webinar
Publication date: 8 Jun 2022

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Procedure update - spring 2022
This webinar will bring you right up to date on key procedural topics for personal injury practitioners including: Issue and service The latest on pitfalls for issuing and service of proceedings...
Frances McCarthy & John McQuater
Webinar
Publication date: 7 Jun 2022

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Current issues and hot topics: A discussion with members of APIL's Executive Committee (May)
***APIL MEMBERS ONLY*** We are delighted to announce details of our next free webinar covering current issues and hot topics in the fields of abuse litigation, human rights, multi-party actions and...
Richard Baker & Richard Barr & Guy Forster & Kim Harrison & Pauline Roberts & Suzanne White
Free webinar
Publication date: 17 May 2022

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Baby loss - part two (advanced)
This webinar focuses on the more complex aspects of baby loss cases and how to use external resources.  Presented by Natalie Cosgrove, this session will cover: Stillbirth as an injury...
Natalie Cosgrove
Webinar
Publication date: 12 May 2022

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All you need to know about fundamental dishonesty 2022
This webinar will review a range of issues relating to allegations in fundamental dishonesty including: When is fundamental dishonesty relevant  What is dishonesty When is dishonesty...
John McQuater
Webinar
Publication date: 10 May 2022

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The practicalities of issuing proceedings in the County Court using the new digital system: Your questions answered
On the 4 April 2022 the new digital county court system for issuing became mandatory for use for certain types of personal injury claims. HMCTS have indicated that there will be a period of grace to 29...
Brett Dixon & John McQuater
Webinar
Publication date: 9 May 2022

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Anatomy for personal injury and clinical negligence lawyers 2022
At the end of this popular course delegates are sure to go away with a better understanding of anatomy. Lawyers will at last be able to understand medical terminology, and go on to win cases with...
Colin James Holburn & Nigel Zoltie
One-day training course
Publication date: 4 May 2022

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Indemnity costs: When and what will that mean in 2022?
This webinar will explore a range of issues relating to indemnity costs including the following: The difference between assessed costs and fixed costs The differences, on assessment, between the...
John McQuater
Webinar
Publication date: 29 Apr 2022

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APIL Headline News - April 2022
As an exclusive benefit to APIL members, we are delighted to confirm the date and content for the latest session in our “APIL Headline News” webinar series! If you’d like to hear...
Mike Benner & Neil McKinley
Free webinar
Publication date: 28 Apr 2022

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Covert evidence - defendant surveillance and claimant recordings: current issues
This webinar, presented by APIL secretary John McQuater, will cover; What is covert evidence? What general rules apply to admissibility of such evidence? Surveillance images relied on by the...
John McQuater
Webinar
Publication date: 26 Apr 2022

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Why are defendants making Calderbank offers with Part 36 offers: The tactics and counter tactics you need to know!
This webinar will analyse review the reasons why defendants make Calderbank offers and explore the tactics and counter tactics you need to know including: Key differences between Part 36 offers and...
John McQuater
Webinar
Publication date: 13 Apr 2022

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Issuing proceedings in the County Court: The new digital system, the demise of paper and avoiding negligence claims and other pitfalls
On the 4 April 2022 the new digital county court system for issuing became mandatory for use for certain types of personal injury claims. Join Brett Dixon, who is the only practitioner member of the...
Brett Dixon & John McQuater
Webinar
Publication date: 12 Apr 2022

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Serving the claim properly - the dire problems if you don't, and the lessons to be learnt from Good Law
The decision of the Court of Appeal in The Good Law Project, R (On the Application Of) v The Secretary of State for Health And Social Care [2022] EWCA Civ 35 emphasises the need for all litigators to...
Gordon Exall
Webinar
Publication date: 11 Apr 2022

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Ten Part 36 cases you really need to know!
This webinar will remind you of the key features, and potential pitfalls, of Part 36 and 10 cases that help explain those features including:  The consequences of Part 36 being a...
John McQuater
Webinar
Publication date: 4 Apr 2022

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The summary assessment of costs: Procedure, practice and maximising recovery (pre-recorded)
Costs will be summarily assessed on all fast track trials and any hearing lasting less than one day.  Summary assessment can make up a significant part of a solicitor’s income and a detailed...
Gordon Exall
Webinar
Publication date: 29 Mar 2022

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Avoiding professional negligence from a financial perspective 2022 (Part two)
This two-part webinar series is presented by Alison Taylor and Stephen Farnfield of the Frenkel Topping Group. Both webinars can be viewed as part of the series, or as stand-alone session. The...
Stephen Farnfield & Alison Taylor
Webinar
Publication date: 24 Mar 2022

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Witness evidence in clinical negligence cases
This webinar takes a detailed look at recent cases where the evidence of lay witnesses has been crucial to issues of liability in clinical negligence cases.      Topics covered...
Gordon Exall
Webinar
Publication date: 22 Mar 2022

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Running a brain injury case - the fundamentals 2022
This one-day virtual course will help you address the difficulties of representing people with injuries that might not always be visible but which can have a devastating affect on their personality and...
Chani Dhaliwal & Matthew Stockwell
One-day training course
Publication date: 18 Mar 2022

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Avoiding professional negligence from a financial perspective 2022 (Part one)
This two-part webinar series is presented by Alison Taylor and Stephen Farnfield of the Frenkel Topping Group. Both webinars can be viewed as part of the series, or as stand-alone session. The first...
Stephen Farnfield & Alison Taylor
Webinar
Publication date: 17 Mar 2022

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An introduction to personal injury practice and PI law - Part three: Next steps - Issuing proceedings, mediation, JSMs and the courts
Are you interested in pursuing a career in personal injury law?  Have you just started a new role in a personal injury department or firm?  Are you looking to refresh your knowledge and skills...
Stephanie Edwards & Imogen Lowden
One-day training course
Publication date: 15 Mar 2022

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An introduction to personal injury practice and PI law - Part four: Perfecting your skills – tips and traps
Are you interested in pursuing a career in personal injury law?  Have you just started a new role in a personal injury department or firm?  Are you looking to refresh your knowledge and skills...
Sam Elsby & Nicola Heales
One-day training course
Publication date: 15 Mar 2022

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Claims for loss of earnings of the self-employed and those involved in entertainment and sport
A self-employed person faces particular difficulties when seeking to recover loss of earnings after being injured. This webinar looks at the particular difficulties of acting for self-employed people...
Gordon Exall
Webinar
Publication date: 14 Mar 2022

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How to prepare for and attending detailed assessments
We are pleased to announce a new webinar to be delivered by Tom Jenkinson, coordinator of APIL’s costs and funding special interest group. This webinar has been included in our schedule to...
Tom Jenkinson
Webinar
Publication date: 11 Mar 2022

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Wrongful birth claims: Theory, law and practice - Presenting, defending and valuing the claim
Part two of this two webinar series will be presented by Lizanne Gumbel QC and Shahram Sharghy This session can be watched as a stand-alone webinar, or alongside part two of the series - Wrongful birth...
Elizabeth-Anne Gumbel QC & Shahram Sharghy
Webinar
Publication date: 10 Mar 2022

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'Practical jokes' in the workplace - where is the boundary between employer's liability and vicarious liability?
This webinar, presented by exceptional speaker and barrister Theo Huckle QC will briefly review the state of the law on vicarious liability and seek to cover what the Court of Appeal decision in Chell v...
Theo Huckle QC
Webinar
Publication date: 10 Mar 2022

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An introduction to personal injury practice and PI law - Part one: Introduction to personal injury law
Are you interested in pursuing a career in personal injury law?  Have you just started a new role in a personal injury department or firm?  Are you looking to refresh your knowledge and skills...
Sam Elsby & Nicola Heales
One-day training course
Publication date: 8 Mar 2022

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An introduction to personal injury practice and PI law - Part two: Nuts and bolts of taking on a claim
Are you interested in pursuing a career in personal injury law?  Have you just started a new role in a personal injury department or firm?  Are you looking to refresh your knowledge and skills...
Stephanie Edwards & Imogen Lowden
One-day training course
Publication date: 8 Mar 2022

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Claims for loss of earnings: Learning from recent cases
This webinar looks at recent cases where the courts have considered issues relating to loss of  earnings and examines their practical relevance for preparing and proving...
Gordon Exall
Webinar
Publication date: 7 Mar 2022

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Family law and child arrangements after serious injury
This webinar will explore the intrinsic links between serious injury, the wider family and the legal implications.  Whether P is single, in a relationship or married and with or without children,...
Louise Masters
Webinar
Publication date: 3 Mar 2022

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How to win appeals - when, how and where to appeal in 2022!
This webinar will help you know when, how and where to appeal - give you the knowledge and confidence to assess the merits of an appeal and, where appropriate, to pursue an appeal including: Why...
John McQuater
Webinar
Publication date: 2 Mar 2022

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The Damages Claims Live Service
In May 2021, HMCTS launched the digital service to a restricted number of users. The pilot is supported by practice direction 51ZB.  Join this webinar to hear from two members of the 'Damages...
Brett Dixon & Mr Justice Johnson & Leanne Kershaw
Free webinar
Publication date: 1 Mar 2022

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Pre-Action Protocols - Why are they important, where are we now and what may come next?
Join expert practitioners and APIL senior fellows Brett Dixon and John McQuater who will update you on the latest on pre-action protocols in light of the recent Civil Justice Council...
Brett Dixon & John McQuater
Webinar
Publication date: 25 Feb 2022

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QOCS – What you need to know, what is happening and where are we now?
Join expert practitioners and APIL senior fellows Brett Dixon and John McQuater for an update on the latest position in relation to QOCS in personal injury claims: Which cases do you need to know...
Brett Dixon & John McQuater
Webinar
Publication date: 24 Feb 2022

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APIL Headline News - February 2022
This webinar will update you on everything you need to know about the work APIL is currently doing to support our members, and to continue to campaign for injured people. The session, presented by APIL...
Mike Benner & Neil McKinley
Free webinar
Publication date: 23 Feb 2022

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Children and liability: Law, practice and procedure
This webinar looks at the law and practice relating to children as claimants and defendants.  It also looks at those cases where allegations are made against those who had care of the...
Gordon Exall
Webinar
Publication date: 22 Feb 2022

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Statements of case, drafting, dangers and pitfalls 2022
This webinar takes a close look at the rules relating to drafting statements of case.  What should be on the claim form? What must the particulars of claim contain? Problem areas in...
Gordon Exall
Webinar
Publication date: 18 Feb 2022

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Do Paul, Polmear and Purchase represent the end for psychiatric injury in clinical negligence?
The central theme of the webinar will be whether Paul, Polmear and Purchase represent the end for psychiatric injury in clinical negligence or the beginning of the end for Taylor v. Novo.  The...
Richard Baker
Webinar
Publication date: 4 Feb 2022

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Wrongful birth claims: Theory, law and practice - The principles and the law: Claims for wrongful birth - A practical review
This brand new two-part series will bring you right up to date on the theory, law and practice in wrongful birth claims.  Part one of this two webinar series will be presented by Dominic Ruck Keene...
Shaheen Rahman QC & Dominic Ruck Keene
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Publication date: 3 Feb 2022

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Expert witness training: How to write a good CV
This webinar will explore the form and content of a litigation expert's CV and why it should be different from one for a job application. We will also examine why a CV is important for an expert...
Sam Elsby & Nicola Heales
Webinar
Publication date: 26 Jan 2022

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Baby loss - part one (the essentials)
This one-hour session will review the essential knowledge a fee earner needs to have in order to investigate baby loss claims.  The session will look at the rise of maternity claims and the media...
Natalie Cosgrove
Webinar
Publication date: 21 Jan 2022

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Avoiding procedural pitfalls in personal injury litigation
This webinar, presented by experienced and knowledgeable barrister Gordon Exall will cover: The problem areas for personal injury litigation – where things go wrong and why Key time...
Gordon Exall
Webinar
Publication date: 20 Jan 2022

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Current issues and hot topics: A discussion with members of APIL's Executive Committee (EC)
***APIL MEMBERS ONLY*** Following on from the success of our first meeting with members of APIL's Executive Committee in July, we are pleased to announce that three webinars have been scheduled for...
Sam Elsby & Jill Greenfield & John Michael Imperato & John McQuater & Suzanne Trask
Free webinar
Publication date: 17 Jan 2022

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Trial bundles in a post Covid landscape
Preparing for trial can be daunting.  One key part on such preparation, is the trial bundle.   Whilst it remains to be seen whether paper bundles will become a thing of the past, this webinar...
Amey Welch
Webinar
Publication date: 14 Jan 2022

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Avoiding problems with limitation and making a Section 33 application
This webinar, presented by experienced and knowledgeable barrister Gordon Exall will cover: Recent cases on limitation The major problem areas of limitation Avoiding problems with...
Gordon Exall
Webinar
Publication date: 13 Jan 2022

Child brain injury conference: Held in association with The Children
Child brain injury conference: Held in association with The Children's Trust
APIL is delighted to be working in conjunction with The Children's Trust on our very first 'Child brain injury conference'. This event will be taking place on a fully virtual platform...
APIL conference
Publication date: 2 Nov 2021

APIL abuse conference 2021 - Held in association with ACAL
APIL abuse conference 2021 - Held in association with ACAL
For the second year running, APIL's 2021 abuse conference will be taking place on a fully virtual platform and once again, we are delighted to bring this packed programme directly to...
APIL conference
Publication date: 15 Jul 2021

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Whiplash - The new changes
Join Brett Dixon and John McQuater for an interactive and informative one day event providing an introduction to the brand new government online portal for dealing with whiplash injury claims and low...
Brett Dixon & John McQuater
One-day training course
Publication date: 13 Jul 2021

Advanced brain injury conference 2021
Advanced brain injury conference 2021
APIL's 2021 advanced brain injury conference will be taking place on a fully virtual platform and we are delighted to bring this packed programme directly to your homes and work...
APIL conference
Publication date: 1 Jul 2021

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Whiplash Part 1: The Pre-Action Protocol and the Portal System
Join Brett Dixon and John McQuater for two outline webinars and a detailed day long course to introduce you to the forthcoming government online hub for dealing with whiplash injury claims and low value...
Brett Dixon & John McQuater
Webinar
Publication date: 29 Mar 2021

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Clinical negligence - the basics - law and procedure for investigating clinical negligence claims 2021
This course aims to give an all-round introduction to clinical negligence and explain, based on relevant law and procedure, how such claims should be investigated. Including all the latest cases the...
John McQuater
One-day training course
Publication date: 28 Jan 2021

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Portals, protocols and fast track 2020 (VIRTUAL COURSE)
This is an essential course for anyone running fast track personal injury claims which looks at every stage from entering the claim into the most appropriate protocol, through the protocol stages and CPR,...
John McQuater
One-day training course
Publication date: 8 Oct 2020

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Joint expert discussions (LIVE WEBINAR)
This live webinar, presented by APIL President Sam Elsby and knowledgeable speaker Nicola Heales will cover: What are expert discussions and the Court’s control of expert evidence What is...
Sam Elsby & Nicola Heales
Webinar
Publication date: 10 Jul 2020

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How to use the Ogden Tables: a practical approach
Following the success of "How to use the Ogden Tables: a practical explanation”, Malcolm Underhill is back to deliver further training and insight, to maximise the benefit of using the Ogden...
Malcolm Underhill
Webinar
Publication date: 13 Mar 2020

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Regulations and duties post Enterprise Act
One of a series of webinars covering the essentials in running and winning employers liability cases in the modern era. Each webinar will focus on the building blocks you need to be successful in these...
Brett Dixon
Webinar
Publication date: 17 Dec 2019

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The Six Pack Regulations Part I
One of a series of webinars covering the essentials in running and winning employers liability cases in the modern era. Each webinar will focus on the building blocks you need to be successful in these...
Brett Dixon
Webinar
Publication date: 17 Dec 2019

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Principles of negligence in employers liability
One of a series of webinars covering the essentials in running and winning employers liability cases in the modern era. Each webinar will focus on the building blocks you need to be successful in these...
Brett Dixon
Webinar
Publication date: 10 Dec 2019

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Using risk assessment to win cases
One of a series of webinars covering the essentials in running and winning employers liability cases in the modern era. Each webinar will focus on the building blocks you need to be successful in these...
Brett Dixon
Webinar
Publication date: 10 Dec 2019

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How to use the Ogden Tables: a practical explanation
With the recent change in the discount rate, now is an ideal time for those new to personal injury and medical negligence, as well as those moving into multitrack work, to understand how to use the Ogden...
Malcolm Underhill
Webinar
Publication date: 11 Oct 2019

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Planning a campaign: timing, tools and techniques
This is the third of a three-part series of webinars designed to put you and your firm on the political map. In this final webinar, Lorraine Gwinnutt, APIL’s Head of Public Affairs, shows you how...
Lorraine Gwinnutt
Webinar
Publication date: 22 Mar 2019