Association of Personal Injury Lawyers
A not-for-profit organisation representing injured people

Advanced brain injury conference 2021

Advanced brain injury conference 2021
All levels - 5.5 hours

(Please note that the number of CPD hours may be subject to change)

  • Pay for five delegates and get one additional place for free^

    To take advantage of this offer, please return your completed booking form with all six names or contact the APIL office -

    ^Cheapest place to be free of charge

"***Book both the advanced brain injury and spinal cord injury conferences and receive a discount of £50 + VAT***"

The Children's Trust

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 spaces!

This packed one-day conference will take place live on Thursday, 1 July and delegates will be able to view the sessions, via Zoom, on APIL's dedicated conference app.  Recordings of the sessions will also be available to view, on-demand, for six months after the live event.

Please note that registrations are for individual delegates only.  Delegates will be sent a personal unique link which must not be shared.

Topics will include:*

Keynote address: A view from the bench

  • Speaker: Master Amanda Stevens, Queen’s Bench Division of the High Court

Life after injury: A 30 year aftermath of a major injury claim

  • Speaker: Richard Barr, APIL EC Member, Scott-Moncrieff & Associates Ltd, Norwich

Rehab and collaborative working

  • Working with insurers
  • How rehab can be made to work better
  • Speaker: Gerard Martin QC, Exchange Chambers, Liverpool

Legal update

  • Speaker: Shahram Sharghy, Barrister, 9 Gough Chambers, London

Nature or nurture

  • Pre-existing issues
  • What was the injury?
  • Pre-accident problems that individuals or families have to deal with
  • Proving your case
  • Behavioural issues
  • Speaker: Dr Thomas Elanjithara, Consultant Adult Psychiatrist, Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust, Ossett

COP/Public law update - welfare

  • Common mental capacity issues in brain injury cases
  • Vulnerability/deprivation of liberty
  • Contact/sexual relations
  • Speaker: Leonie Hirst, Doughy Street Chambers, London

COP/Public law update - finance

  • Mental capacity
  • Financial affairs
  • Statutory funding/duties
  • Direct payments
  • Settlement/indemnities
  • Speaker: Yogi Amin, Irwin Mitchell LLP, Sheffield

Panel session: Traumatic brain injuries - the issues

  • Practical guidance covering:
  • mild to moderate injuries
  • moderate to severe injuries
  • organic injuries
  • Chaired by: Shahram Sharghy, Barrister, 9 Gough Chambers, London
  • Panellists: Dr Janet Grace, Neuropyschiatrist, Janet Grace Neuropsychiatry, London
  • Dr Ruth Kent, Consultant and Senior Lecturer in Neurological Rehabilitation, Pinderfields General Hospital, Wakefield
  • Dr Gaby Parker, Consultant Clinical Neuropsychologist, Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust, London

Procedural update

  • PD1A vulnerable parties and witnesses
  • Impact of CPR changes on case management and budgeting in brain injury cases
  • Getting it right first time before the Master or DJ
  • Speakers: Richard Crabtree, Co-ordinator of APIL's Brain Injury SIG, Slater & Gordon Lawyers, Manchester
  • Matthew Stockwell, Past APIL President, Barrister, Exchange Chambers, Liverpool

*Topics and speakers may be subject to change

***To receive the multi-conference discount, please add both events to your online basket and the discount will be automatically applied at the check-out.  The discount will only apply to delegates who are attending both events.

Cost per delegate:

Corporate accredited firm: £205 + VAT
APIL member: £240 + VAT
Non-member: £355 + VAT