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Personal injury update - Northern Ireland 2018

All levels - 6 hours

(Please note that the number of CPD hours may be subject to change)

Don’t miss out on the practical tips and insights in to what is around the corner
You must certify to the SRA that you are competent. This course gives you exactly what you need at a time of massive change.

Written and presented by expert practitioner, JPIL editorial board member and APIL President Brett Dixon, this series will give you the most up to date insight in to practice, procedure and case law.

This course will cover:

RTA update:

  • Cyclists
  • Latest on credit hire
  • Pedestrians
  • The duty to keep a proper lookout explained
  • Contributory negligence
  • MIB
  • The latest on what is use of a vehicle
  • Succeeding against unknown drivers

Public and occupier’s liability update:

  • Defective premises
  • Handrails
  • Staircases
  • Consumer protection
  • Faulty products
  • Local authority duties
  • Climbing walls
  • Inherent risks and the duty to warn

Animals Act:

  • Horses
  • Duty to employees

Procedure update:

  • Relief from sanctions
  • Disclosure of insurance policies
  • Strike out
  • Surveillance – how to deal with ambushes
  • Substitution of parties
  • Debarring orders
  • Status of consent orders
  • Late filing of costs budgets


  • Latest cases on exceptions

Fraud and fundamental dishonesty:

  • Committal and contempt
  • Appeals and overturning findings of fact
  • Setting aside judgment

Duty of Care update:

  • Clinical negligence
  • Psychiatric harm
  • Secondary victims
  • Hospital receptionists
  • Assumption of responsibility


  • Genetic disorders


  • Roberts v Johnstone and a negative discount rate

Ex turpi causa:

  • Culpability
  • Withdrawal of admissions
  • Car chases

CPR rules & case update:

  • Rules update
  • Facebook
  • CPR 36 and 3.10
  • Default judgment
  • Late amendments
  • Portal costs claw back by insurers
  • Service
  • Consent orders
  • Appealing orders


Corporate accredited firm: £205 + VAT
APIL member: £240 + VAT
Non-member: £355 + VAT

Venue TBC

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