Association of Personal Injury Lawyers
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APIL civil evidence webinar series

In McRae -v- Chase International Express Ltd [2003] EWCA Civ 505 Lord Justice Kennedy observed:-

Civil evidence webinars

"If the method and presentation adopted in this case reflects a common circumstances in connection with personal injury cases in the district court it has, in my judgment, departed too far from the basic principle that a claimant must prove his case by evidence capable of supporting the conclusions to which the court is invited to come. It may be that the days of a formal advice on evidence are long gone but the need which such advice fulfil remains. Someone on each side in litigation such as this, with sufficient skill to do so, must, at some timely stage before trial, draw up a list of the issues which remain contentious and then consider whether or not there is evidence available to meet those issues .... There is a need for evidence and there is a need for an analysis of such evidence;

The aim of this series of webinars is to ensure that litigators have a detailed understanding of the important elements of civil evidence, including the rules and relevant case law. This series of takes litigators through the essential elements of civil evidence, with guidance and checklists on essential issues.

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Presented by Gordon Exall

Gordon Exall was called to the Bar in 1991 having originally qualified and practised as a solicitor. He practices from Kings Chambers.

He works almost wholly in the area of personal injury litigation and in the law relating to civil procedure, limitation and costs. He has a particular interest in issues relating to damages, evidence and the drafting of special damages schedules.

Gordon is a former executive committee member of APIL and has lectured widely for APIL and CPIL on personal injury and procedure topics. Gordon is the author of written Personal Injury Practice Notes (Cavendish); The APIL Guide to Fatal Accidents (4th edition); the 14th edition of Munkman and Exall on Damages, and Periodical Payments the New Law. He also writes the section on limitation for the APIL loose-leaf.

Gordon has appeared in several of the leading cases relating to procedure, service of the claim form and the assessment of damages. Gordon writes the “Civil Litigation Brief”, one of the most widely read sites on litigation, evidence and procedure.

In his spare time Gordon plays guitar and mandolin in a rock band (which has performed at APIL conferences). He has four children and lives in York.