We are delighted to be holding our annual in-person half day Clinical Negligence Litigation Conference.

This event will be held at NTU Events & Conferencing in the heart of Nottingham with facilities for those with disabilities and car parking nearby.

Our expert barristers will share their insights on various issues relating to clinical negligence litigation along with the latest developments in the law.

After our talks there will be drinks and refreshments served and opportunities to network.

This seminar is aimed at solicitors, legal executives, claims handlers, case funders and all those who have an interest in the field of Clinical Negligence.

This event attracts 2.75 CPD hours and is accredited by Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).

Places are strictly limited, so early booking is recommended.

If you would like to make a group booking, please email [email protected].


1:30pm to 2:00pm | Registration – Level 2 Foyer

2:00pm to 2:05pm | Introduction – Adams Room

2:05pm to 3:00pm | Material Contribution in Clinical Negligence Cases after Holmes | Jayne Adams KC & Thomas Herbert – Adams Room

  • Divisible and indivisible injuries – what’s the difference and why does it matter to clinical negligence lawyers?
  • The material contribution approach – when does it apply and how does it operate?
  • Re-analysing some key clinical negligence decisions through the lens of Holmes v Poeton Holdings Ltd.
  • Looking ahead – where is the law likely to go and what do clinical negligence lawyers need to look out for?

3:00pm to 3:45pm | Claims for Psychiatric Injury Arising From Hospital Treatment | Philip Turton – Adams Room

  • Psychiatric Injury and Treatment
  • Psychiatric Injury arising from Hospital Care
  • Primary and Secondary Injury
  • M’Loughlin, Hillsborough, Paul
  • Structuring a Claim
  • Strategy and Tactics

3:45pm to 4:15pm | Coffee Break – Level 2 Foyer

4:15pm to 5:15pm | Making the Most of Your Inquest: Advocates and Coroner’s Perspective | Shilpa Shah & Rachel Young – Adams Room

  • Practical advice on handling an inquest and any PIR
  • Understanding the rules and remit of an inquest
  • How to identify likely issues, evidence, and witnesses
  • Article 2 and medical negligence cases
  • Why disclosure is a thorny issue and how to best approach it
  • How to assist the Client effectively throughout
  • Getting (and keeping) the Coroner on side
  • Conclusions, including a rider of neglect
  • Managing the risks, including publicity and Regulation 28 reports

5:15pm to 7pm | Canapés, Drinks & Networking – Bowden Room