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

An introduction to personal injury practice and PI law - Part three: Next steps - Issuing proceedings, mediation, JSMs and the courts

APIL CPD:
1.5 hours

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

The course is being delivered virtually and is split into four webinars, lasting 1.5 hours each.
 Each webinar can either be viewed on its own or can be purchased as a package and a recording will be sent to you for future reference.

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 when running a personal injury claim?  If so, this course is for you.

The course is being delivered virtually and is split into four webinars, lasting 1.5 hours each.  Each webinar can either be viewed on its own or can be purchased as a package and a recording will be sent to you for future reference.

Taking an accident at work/employer’s liability case as the theme, the course will include example precedent documentation with each part covering the following:

Part 1: Introduction to personal injury law

Speakers: Sam Elsby, Dean Wilson Solicitors LLP, and Nicola Heales, Bevirs Law

Part 2: The nuts and bolts of taking on a claim

Speakers: Stephanie Edwards and Imogen Lowden, Irwin Mitchell LLP, London

Part 3: Next steps - litigation, the court process, settlement and beyond

Speakers: Stephanie Edwards and Imogen Lowden, Irwin Mitchell LLP, London

Part 4: Perfecting your skills – tips and traps

Speakers: Sam Elsby, Dean Wilson Solicitors LLP, and Nicola Heales, Bevirs Law

Each webinar will cover the following topics:

Part 1: Introduction to personal injury law

  • What is the law?
  • Legal knowledge and the legal profession
  • Professional obligations
  • Legal know how
  • Time limits and deadlines
  • Gathering evidence at the start of the case
  • Progressing the case

Part 2: The nuts and bolts of taking on a claim

  • New enquiries
  • Funding and insurance
  • Obtaining medical and other records
  • Damages – the basics
  • Letters of claim and the protocol period
  • Rehabilitation and interim payments – the Rehabilitation Code and the Serious Injury Guide
  • Working with the defendant

Part 3: Next steps - litigation, the court process, settlement and beyond

  • Issuing proceedings and service
  • Schedule of Loss
  • Defence
  • Directions to the court
  • Costs and case management hearings Interim applications
  • Disclosure
  • Witness statements – liability, quantum and statement of truth
  • Expert evidence and joint statements
  • Joint settlement meetings and mediation
  • Trials, approval hearings and anonymity orders

Part 4: Perfecting your skills – tips and traps

  • Exercise: A real case witness statement
  • Instructing medical experts
  • Preparing instructions/briefs to counsel
  • Interim payments
  • The art of negotiation and routes to good settlements
  • Managing your client and their expectations
  • Managing yourself!
  • The bigger picture

Cost for each individual webinar:

Student/paralegal: £60 + VAT

Member of a corporate accredited firm: £70 + VAT

APIL member: £70 + VAT

Non-member: £90 + VAT

 

Cost for the full series (price includes all four webinars):

Student/paralegal: £200 + VAT

Member of a corporate accredited firm: £205 + VAT

APIL member: £240 + VAT

Non-member: £360 + VAT

If you wish to book the full series, please select the bundle option at the checkout.

 

Cost:

1 person - member/accredited firm: £70 + VAT
1 person - non-member: £90 + VAT


On-demand

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Published
15 Mar 2022

On-demand recording
From 15 Mar 2022 to 15 Sep 2022

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