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APIL military claims conference 2021

APIL military claims 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

Kindly sponsored by 12KBW, this packed one day programme will be taking place virtually, via Zoom, on APIL’s dedicated conference app. Delegates will be able to view the event live on Wednesday, 24 March but if you are unable to join us on the day, then you can view the recordings at any time to suit you, over a six-month period.

This conference programme has been carefully developed by the co-ordinator and secretary of APIL’s military SIG and we are delighted to bring you a number of highly topical talks, including an update from Ahmed Al-Nahhas and Simon Quinn on the Overseas Operations Bill and how the proposed legislations could affect claims in practice.

The programme will cover:

Liability in military claims

  • Challenges in bringing a claim against the MOD
  • Practical tips on dealing with the MOD (e.g. getting records/hurdles)
  • Speaker: Thomas Banks, Barrister, 12KBW, London

The evolving workforce across the UK Armed Forces: a retired officer’s view

  • The impact of societal changes, demographics and technology on the evolution of the workforce across the UK Armed Forces
  • Speaker: John Sephton MBE, Former Royal Navy Commander, John Sephton Consulting Ltd, Dorset

Investigating intentional torts for military clients

  • How to progress claims involving assault, harassment and other intentional torts
  • The Court Martial, the RMP and service complaints procedures
  • Employment tribunals vs the civil courts - Key cases and practical tips Speaker: Ahmed Al-Nahhas, Secretary
  • Speaker: Ahmed Al-Nahhas, Secretary of APIL's Military SIG, Bolt Burdon Kemp

The interaction of AFCS payments, military pension and other receipts with common law damages

  • The offsetting of AFCS awards v civil damages
  • Speaker: Chris Barnes, Barrister, Exchange Chambers, Liverpool

Overview of AFCS Claims

  • Application and appeals process
  • Speaker: Laura Gooding, Barrister, Exchange Chambers, Manchester

Limitation issues

  • A guide to section 33 arguments for military cases
  • Speaker: Nina Ross, Barrister, 12KBW, London

The mental health of UK Veterans – overview

  • Speaker: Professor Neil Greenberg, Professor of Defence Mental Health, King's College London

Legal update (incorporating The Overseas Operations Bill)

  • Overseas Operations Bill
  • What the Bill means to your practice and the steps APIL has been taking to counter it
  • Speakers: Ahmed Al-Nahhas, Secretary of APIL's Military SIG, Bolt Burdon Kemp
  • Simon Quinn, Co-ordinator of APIL’s Military SIG, Hilary Meredith Solicitors Ltd

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

Cost per delegate:

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