Golden Rules of Litigation event

There is still chance to book on to hear Tom Goodhead speak at Liverpool Law Society on the ‘Golden Rules of Litigation’.

Visit the website now for full details and to book your seat.

Our Next Tax Surgery – 9th October 2017

Employment taxation & Disguised remuneration

Your Speaker on 9th October 2017 is Michael Sherry

Topics covered

  • The Rangers case how wide are the implications? Salary sacrifice? Benefits in kind? PAYE?
    2019: the DR loan charges and the new settlement offer?
  • Contractors – specific considerations – who was the employer? Was there ever a loan? How does Rangers impact?
  • EFRBS and Rangers – the contingency principle – what is realistic?

Monday 9th October 2017
Ground Floor, The Plaza
4.00pm-5.00pm

Followed by drinks and a chance to discuss the issues.

As with previous sessions Michael will be working through some examples. However if participants would like to raise their real life problems that would be welcomed. Any specific examples you would like to raise should be sent to us a week before the session

Numbers for these sessions are strictly limited. Early booking is essential – please email claire.labio@completecounsel.co.uk

Upcoming event – Dealing with CFA Assignment

Wednesday 4th October 2017
Ground Floor, The Plaza
Start time: 4.00pm-5.00pm

Followed by drinks and a chance to discuss the issues. As with previous events the numbers for these sessions are strictly limited. Early booking is essential – please email claire.labio@completecounsel.co.uk.

Your Speaker on Wednesday 4th October 2017 is Michelle Fanneran

Michelle is a specialist costs and PI Barrister, a Mediator and a Legal Consultant/Auditor. She is forward-thinking, authorised to practise in a dual capacity both in-house and in the traditional sense. She is happy to engage with clients in a versatile way.

Michelle’s broad costs experience includes: detailed assessment, oral review of provisional assessment, advising on and arguing specific points of law arising as preliminary issues such as recoverability of additional liabilities, validity of the retainer etc and drafting points of dispute. She also has a developing niche area of expertise in arguing principe of costs.

1st Dec 2017 – North West Surgical Society Annual General Meeting

Charles Feeny & Tom Goodhead present  ‘Anatomy Assumed, Liability Presumed’ together with Professor Graeme Poston, Mr Rory McCloy , and His Honour Nigel Gilmour.

“A mock trial involving cross examination , legal submissions, and judgment. The case involves bile duct injury in routine cholecystectomy. The presentation is aimed at giving surgeons insight into legal issues and how a case unfolds at court. Lawyers will gain greater understanding of the technical issues surrounding bile duct injury”.

Liverpool: Group Litigation Seminar

Date TBA
Liverpool: Group Litigation Seminar. Charles Feeny, Tom Goodhead, James Byrne, Michelle Fanneran.

“Introduction to funding and costs in GLO cases.  New work opportunities, Third Party Funding, Product Liability Group Actions – Vaginal Mesh & Others, Financial Claims, Costs to include Costs Sharing Arrangements.”

To be notified when a date is set for this seminar please contact us.

7th February 2018 – Charles Feeny speaking to The Leeds and District Medico Legal Society

7thFebruary 2018 – Leeds

Charles Feeny speaking to The Leeds and District Medico Legal Society – BPP Law School, Leeds

Every Second Counts? Will be a demonstration of the use of experts in a hot tubbing session.  Charles will play the role of a judge interrogating two expert neonatologists Professor Simon Mitchell of St Mary’s Hospital, Manchester and Dr Chris Dewhurst of Liverpool Women’s Hospital. The Presentation will involve the experts expressing differing views as to the consequences of delay in delivery in a cerebral palsy claim

Come to our joint CIOT/STEP seminar with tax advice from Michael Sherry

Come to our free joint seminar on Monday March 20th 2017.

Venue: Brabners Solicitors Horton House, Exchange Flags Liverpool L2 3YL

Registration: 4.30pm
Seminar: 4.45pm – 5.45pm

We invite you to stay following the seminar and join us for drinks. RSVP to claire.labio@completecounsel.co.uk

Topics covered will include case studies on:

  • Non-domicile changes
  • IT/CGT – conditions A and B
  • IHT – previously domiciled residents
    – 15 year rule
    – Excluded property trusts
    – “Foreign owned”
  • Implementation
  • Pre-domicile planning? Now and in the future
  • Trusts – “protected” trusts
    – Other changes

Come to our Chronic Pain Seminar

Chronic pain is a controversial presentation in PI claims. Claimants often seek damages for what are said to be life-changing conditions, which are not always wholly explained by established pathology and which Defendants and insurers frequently dispute. Issues as to vulnerability and causation cause further complication.

Pro-Vide Law, in association with Complete Counsel, are presenting an interactive seminar on chronic pain at 2pm on Friday 5th May at The Doubletree Hilton Hotel, 6 Sir Thomas Street, Liverpool.

We have a great line up of Speakers to include Dr Andreas Goebel – Associate Professor at the Liverpool Walton Centre and Assistant Professor for Pain medicine at The University of Liverpool, Dr Eric Ghadiali – Clinical Neuropsychologist, Professor Gus Baker – Emeritus Professor and Clinical Neuropsychologist, and Barristers Charles Feeny and Tom Goodhead from Complete Counsel.

The seminar will explain the various pathologies which can be implicated in a chronic pain disorder by reference to a fictional case and discuss the criteria for diagnosing such a disorder. The alternative possibilities of a factitious disorder or malingering will be explored.

The seminar will include an interactive “hot tubbing session” where the experts will present conflicting views as to credibility, diagnosis and prognosis.

The audience will be given the opportunity to raise issues and questions with the experts. Spaces are limited for this event. Tickets are £35.00 per person.

Registration – 2:00pm
Seminar – 2:15 – 4:30pm

Seminar followed by drinks and a chance to discuss the issues.

To book a place, please email claire.labio@completecounsel.co.uk

Come to our joint CIOT/STEP seminar with tax advice from Michael Sherry

Come to our free joint seminar on Monday March 20th 2017.

Venue: Brabners Solicitors Horton House, Exchange Flags Liverpool L2 3YL

Registration: 4.30pm
Seminar: 4.45pm – 5.45pm

We invite you to stay following the seminar and join us for drinks. RSVP to claire.labio@completecounsel.co.uk

Topics covered will include case studies on:

  • Non-domicile changes
  • IT/CGT – conditions A and B
  • IHT – previously domiciled residents
    – 15 year rule
    – Excluded property trusts
    – “Foreign owned”
  • Implementation
  • Pre-domicile planning? Now and in the future
  • Trusts – “protected” trusts
    – Other changes

Tax Surgery with tax advice from Michael Sherry

Date: 7th February, 2017
Venue: Ground Floor, The Plaza
Registration: 4.00pm
Surgery: 4.15pm – 5.15pm followed by a small drinks reception

RSVP to claire.labio@completecounsel.co.uk by 26th January 2017

Topics covered will include case studies on:

  • Liquidations where shareholder involved in same/similar business subsequently
  • Property SPVs with distinct shareholders – purchase by one – risks to CGT treatment to others
  • Farming and loss relief where there is a profit in year 6 which is eliminated by capital allowances
  • Loans to participators
  • Applying FRS 102 to loans from participators which will not be called upon
  • Accelerated payment notice in respect of PAYE – whether and when deductible for CT
  • Dividends paid to non-resident shareholders – ITTOIA 2005 ss. 399, and 811
  • Corporate client of LLP – Profits within Patent Box

This should be of particular interest to experienced and senior practitioners. The intention of this surgery is to stimulate debate and allow those present to discuss and ask questions about matters which concern them. There is no charge for this event, however to stimulate debate numbers are limited and early booking is essential.

If there are any specific issues that you would like Michael to discuss please email me up to 48 hours prior to the event for submission.