Association v.Causation: Epidemiology v. the Law?

Thursday 6th February 2020

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

RSVP emma.wall@completecounsel.co.uk

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

RSVP emma.wall@Completecounsel.co.uk
CPD 1

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 editors@pro-vide-law.co.uk

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
email claire.labio@completecounsel.co.uk

Asbestos & the Law Conference – 28th September 2018

Asbestos & the Law Conference

28th September 2018
Maritime Museum, Albert Dock, Liverpool, L3 4AQ
Chair: Mr. Peter Cowan, Counsel

Contact MAVS to book on 0151 236 1895

APIL ACCREDITED 6CPD HOURS

Speakers

Professor Sir Anthony Newman-Taylor
CBE, FRCP, FFOM, FMedSci, President’s Envoy for Health Imperial College London, Director of Research & Development NHLI Imperial College London

Dr John Corless,
Consultant Physician in Respiratory Medicine / Clinical Director (Medicine & Acute Specialities) at Wirral University Teaching Hospital

Dr Paul Taylor
Consultant Medical Oncologist at Wythenshawe Hospital

Mr. Charles Feeny
Counsel with a special interest in asbestos disease litigation

Master Roger Eastman
Master of the Senior Courts, Queen’s Bench Division

Alison Heyes
BSc(Hons) PG Dip (Occ H&S) PG Dip (HS&E Law), Health and Safety Practitioner

View the full itinerary here (PDF)

October Tax Surgeries for Liverpool and Manchester

Manchester

Tuesday 2nd October 2018 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Centurion House, Room 1, 129 Deansgate, Manchester, M3 3WR
Followed by drinks and a chance to discuss the issues. No charge for attendance.

Liverpool

Wednesday 3rd October 2018 4:30pm – 5:30pm
Red Room 3 The Plaza Old Hall Street, Liverpool
Followed by drinks and a chance to discuss the issues. No charge for attendance.

Trusts and Tax When is trust not a trust?

Your Speaker in October 2018 is Michael Sherry

Covering:

Recent trust busting cases in England & Jersey

– substance over form
– implications for tax practitioners
– how do they fit with Ramsay/UBS etc

MezProm v Pogadev (and time permitting Crociani v Crociani)

What happened?
Were the trust valid?
The protector’s powers and their effect in the circumstances Sham?
The court’s decision
The points to take away – trusts/tax

September Tax Surgeries for Liverpool and Manchester

Liverpool

Tuesday 11th September 2018 4:30pm – 5:30pm
Red Room 3 The Plaza Old Hall Street, Liverpool
Followed by drinks and a chance to discuss the issues. No charge for attendance.

Manchester

Wednesday 12th September 2018 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Red Room – Calyco, St James’ Building 61 – 95 Oxford Street, Manchester, M1 6EJ
Followed by drinks and a chance to discuss the issues. No charge for attendance.

The pros and cons of incorporating a buy to let business from a CGT perspective

(with/without the use of an LLP as an intermediate stage)

Your Speaker in September 2018 is Michael Sherry

Covering:

  • Meaning of business different for individual/company – American Leaf
  • Section 162 transfer of business
  • LLPs as an intermediate stage?
  • Incorporation of LLP’s business with/without liquidation
  • DOTAS

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