Failure to Mitigate Loss – 1hr Zoom Session

Due to incredible demand we have decided the best way to ensure everybody interested gets to take part is to run two ‘open’ zoom sessions on the dates below. You will see I have split it up Claimant/Defendant wise.

  • Claimant Session: 15th December 12.00 noon
  • Defendant Session: 16th December 12.00 noon

Ana Samuel

Barrister, Assistant Coroner for Birmingham & Solihull, CEDR Mediator and AG Panel Counsel.

Ana specialises in high value clinical negligence, personal injury and inquest work (both freestanding and those linked to clinical negligence and personal injury claims).

Charles Austin


Charlie also specialises in clinical negligence, personal injury and inquest work. Charlie’s practice comprises of clinical negligence, serious injury and commercial debt work. He appears for both Claimants and Defendants at all stages from interlocutory hearings through to trial.

Please respond to specifying which session you wish to attend. The zoom link will then be sent to you.

Association versus Causation: Epidemiology versus the law? – DOWNLOADS

Following our Seminar in London on Thursday 6thFebruary herewith the presentations of Professor Zeegers, Professor Beard and Charles Feeny.

For further enquiries please contact


Event: Taxation & Substance Over Form. Where are we now?

Wednesday 4th March 2020 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Red Room 3 The Plaza
Old Hall Street, Liverpool
Followed by drinks and a chance to discuss the issues.
No charge for attendance.

Your Speaker on 4th March 2020 is Michael Sherry

• What is a “realistic view of the transaction”
• A review of the case law including:
• Barclays Mercantile, UBS, Rangers,
• Are the rules different for different taxes?
• Hull City Tigers
Are the rules different for tax and for other areas of law?
• Mozprom v Pugachev
• What will leaving the Europe Union mean?

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

Association v.Causation: Epidemiology v. the Law?

Thursday 6th February 2020

Venue: DWF 20 Fenchurch Street, London, EC3M 3AG
Time: 4pm – 7pm


Following the successful seminar at Wadham College in July, a follow up event has now been arranged. DWF have kindly agreed to host this event at their London office at Fenchurch Street on 6th February 2020 commencing at 4pm.

The seminar held in Oxford was well received and there is clearly more discussion to be had around this area.

If you wish to attend, please register your interest at this stage. Numbers are limited and priority will be given to those who attended the Oxford seminar.

The session will include a presentation by Professor Maurice Zeegers, Professor of Forensic Epidemiology, University of Maastricht and interactive case studies.

AvMA Inquest Conference – 21st November

Ana Samuel and Charles Austin to speak at the annual AvMA Inquest Conference on 21st November.  Places can be reserved here.

Click here to view the conference schedule.

Complete Counsel to speak at upcoming AvMA event

Both Ana Samuel and Charles Austin will be speaking at the upcoming AvMA event in Liverpool.

The important work conducted by AvMA’s inquest service is the basis for this conference, which is designed to be a comprehensive guide to the practice and procedures when representing a family at an inquest. Leading legal experts will take you through the preparation process, helping you to understand the complex issue of disclosure, management of expert evidence and Article 2. An update on case law, funding issues and post-inquest remedies will also be discussed. The event is aimed at intermediate to advanced level solicitors, junior barristers and healthcare professionals. The programme will be available and booking will open in Summer 2019.

Representing Families at Inquests: A Practical Guide
21 November 2019, Hard Day’s Night Hotel, Liverpool

To learn more or to book a seat at the event visit the AvMA website.

Event: Crime & Punishment with Lorraine Mensah

Advising defendants of risk of deprivation of British citizenship and deportation.

Wednesday 9th October 2019
Registration 4.30pm
Seminar 4.45pm-5.45pm
Ground Floor Conference Suite, The Plaza,
100 Old Hall Street, Liverpool, L3 9QJ

Delegate Fee £35 + VAT


Upcoming Event: 11th July 2019 – Association versus Causation: Epidemiology versus the law?

Date: 11th July 2019
Registration: 9.45 – 10.15am
Sessions: 10.30 – 4.30pm
Venue: Moser Room, Wadham College, Oxford

This conference will bring together leading medical and scientific experts with practising and academic lawyers. The intention is to bring some clarity and coherence to the controversial subject of the use of epidemiology in proof of causation in tort litigation.

This issue has been discussed inconclusively in leading cases in particular Sienkiewicz –v- Greif and Williams –v- Bermuda.

The conference will follow an interactive format with case studies illustrating the difficulty in the practical application of epidemiological data drawn from cohorts to specific causation
in litigation.

Consideration will be given to the relevance and application of doubling of risk. This will be followed by open sessions discussing the case studies and attempting to agree propositions relevant to the application of epidemiology. The hope of the conference organizers is that these propositions will provide some authoritative guidance in this context.

New! Final Event Programme

The conference is free of charge. 5 hours CPD.
We are generously sponsored by SPG Law UK.

To reserve a place please email

Michael Sherry to speak at Private Client Conference in conjunction with STEP Liverpool

Complete Counsel barrister Michael Sherry will speak at the Private Client Conference in conjunction with STEP Liverpool – 14th May 2019.

Details of the event can be found at the Liverpool Law Society website where you can also book your seat at the event.

Costs Surgery Event – 22nd November 2018

Thursday 22nd November 2018
Ground Floor, Red Room 4,
The Plaza, Liverpool
Start time: 4.00pm-5.00pm

Your Speaker on Thursday 22nd November 2018 is Michelle Fanneran

Barrister, Costs Specialist

Michelle is a specialist costs Barrister and a Mediator. Valued for her meticulous preparation, incisive analysis and attention to detail, Michelle is approachable and sensible and is a tenacious advocate. Her costs practice extends beyond PI and clinical negligence cases but her 15 years of PI experience is a significant asset when dealing with costs issues arising throughout the life of a PI or clinical negligence claim from CCMC through principle of costs at the conclusion of the trial to detailed assessment and beyond. She is equally at home in the County Court or SCCO and her 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, application of QOCS, validity of the retainer etc and drafting points of dispute. Michelle deals with cases ranging from £25k to £1.5m +

Michelle is approachable and flexible and regularly provides training in-house and at public seminars. She prides herself on providing timely, proportionate and commercially attractive advice.

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