PI Defendant Seminar @ The M-Shed – 11th June 2015


Thursday 11th June 2015 

The M-Shed, Princes Wharf, Bristol, BS1 4RN

Guildhall’s Personal Injury Team are pleased to present their annual seminar for Defendant lawyers, insurers and claims handlers at the M-Shed, Bristol on Thursday 11th June 2015. It will be a free of charge, full-day seminar with presentations on workplace violence and bullying claims; EU law and RTA claims; an insurers dilemma following Hayward v Zurich; accounting in PI claims and a pensions update – both presented by Ralph Chatfield of Grant Thornton, ending with a Quantum update followed by drinks on the terrace.

The seminar will also include a workshop covering ‘tips and tactics in defending quantum and drafting counter-schedules’.

Comprehensive written materials, refreshments and lunch will be provided.

This annual event is usually heavily over-subscribed and so whilst we will do everything we can to accommodate all who wish to come, we regret it may be that we will be unable to do so. Please do, therefore, register your interest using the link below and we will inform you by email how many spaces your firm has been allocated by Monday 1st June via email.

Completion of the booking form does not guarantee a place.


The conference is accredited with 5.5 CPD points (ID Reference number: 1383).


This seminar is free of charge.


8.45: Registration & Breakfast

9.10: Welcome – Anthony Reddiford, Guildhall Chambers

9.15: Defending workplace violence / bullying claims – Tom Panton, Guildhall Chambers

10.00: Acounting fundamentals in PI claims – Ralph Chatfield, Grant Thornton


10.35: Pensions Update – Ralph Chatfield, Grant Thornon


11.25: EU Law and RTA Claims – Gabriel Farmer, Guildhall Chambers 

12:05: The insurers’ dilemma following Hayward v ZurichAdrian Palmer QC, Guildhall Chambers

12:35: Fundamental dishonesty – Matthew Porter-Bryant, Guildhall Chambers

13.05: LUNCH

14.00: WORKSHOPS – Tips & Tactics in defending quantum and drafting counter-schedules


15.30: Admissions, Compromise and the new P36 – Adam Chippindall, Guildhall Chambers

16.00: Quantum Update – James Bentley & Martin Lanchester, Guildhall Chambers

16.30: Close & Drinks


Terms and conditions
We reserve the right to vary the content, timetable, location or speakers; or to cancel the seminar totally in which case we will refund any payment made in respect of the cancelled conference. Neither the members of Guildhall Chambers nor the speakers will be liable by reason of breach of contract, negligence or otherwise for any loss or consequential loss incurred by any person acting or omitting to act in reliance upon material or presentation given at or in connection with the event. Please be advised that places are limited so please book early to guarantee a place.
Registering your interest does NOT guarantee a place. We will inform you by email how many spaces your firm has been allocated by Monday 1st June via email.

Confirmation of registration
If you have not received confirmation of your registration one week before the conference, please telephone 0117 930 9000 to confirm that your registration form has been received.

Substitute delegates
Substitute delegates will be accepted at any time – please telephone 0117 930 9000 to let us know the name of the substitute.

Provided notice is received at least 48 hours before the seminar, the seminar fee will be refunded less a £20 (+VAT) administration charge.

CPD Accreditation
Under the Law Society’s CPD scheme and the Bar Council’s New and Established Practitioners’ Programme the conference is accredited with 5.5 CPD points (ID reference number: 1383). The seminar will also contribute to CPD requirements under the terms of the ICAEW’s CPD policy.

If you have any questions about the seminar, or any other Guildhall Chambers events, please contact the Marketing Team on 0117 930 9000 or [email protected].










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