Our annual series of webinars focusing on personal injury litigation relating to personal injury litigation cases presented by members of our Personal Injury team.

Each webinar should be of interest to lawyers, claims handlers, case funders and all those who are involved in this area.

All webinars in this series will have a Q&A session after the talk. Each will be recorded and will be available on demand.

Each webinar attracts 1 CPD hours and is accredited by APIL Training (subject to confirmation).

Webinars in this series

Outlaw and Order: The Defence of Illegality in Personal Injuries Cases

Wednesday, 22 May 2024 | 1 PM to 1:45 PM (45 Minutes)

Presented by Cassandra Williams

  • The Evolution of the Law of Illegality
  • The Trio of Considerations
  • Application of the Law
  • A Case Study

Pushing the Boundaries of Tort Law

Wednesday, 29 May 2024 | 1 PM to 2 PM (1 Hour)

Presented by Sarah Hopkinson & Thomas Herbert

A high-level examination, by reference to key recent appellate decisions, of the
areas where the boundaries of tort law are being expanded or clarified.

  • Duty of care, in particular the circumstances where a duty is owed to a third party.
  • Liability to secondary victims for psychiatric injury.
  • Divisible injuries, apportionment and causation.
  • Remoteness in the tort of negligence.

Liability Update 2024

Tuesday, 4 June 2024 | 1 PM to 2 PM (1 Hour)

Presented by Samuel Shelton & Jack McCracken

  1. Michael James v E A Shaw [2023] EWHC 2683 – employer’s liability – a claim involving a general labourer falling from height while dismantling a ‘Freakout’ fairground ride.
  1. Peter Manning v DNATA Catering UK Limited [2023] EWHC 3302 – employer’s liability – a claim involving the manual handling of catering carts in the back of a lorry.
  1. Carl Bennion v Adventure Parc Snowdonia Limited [2023] EWHC 3334 – occupier’s liability – a claim involving a fall from a surfboard in an artificial lagoon.
  1. Anthony Stokes v Ministry of Justice & Amen Community Limited [2024] EWHC 15 – employer’s and public liability – a claim involving a custodial manager falling down stairs in a prison.
  1. Veronica Smith & Dale Parson v Alan Clarke [2024] EWHC 322 – road traffic accident – a claim involving liability for a runaway horsebox trailer.
  1. Daryl Owens v Ross Lewis [2024] EWHC 609 – road traffic accident – a claim involving the contributory negligence of a passenger falling from a quad bike.