APIL’s second accidents abroad conference will take place in the beautiful Common Room within The Law Society building on Chancery Lane.
Developments in the field of international personal injury have continued at a rapid pace over the past year, making the second APIL Accidents Abroad conference a must for both established and aspiring experts in this area of law, including solicitors, barristers, foreign lawyers, medical and non-medical experts.
With the legal world still grappling with the shake-up brought about by Brexit, the conference will consider the impact Britain leaving the EU will have for those dealing with cross border personal injury claims; including important questions about solvency arrangements and financial guarantees for both domestic and foreign insurers – vital not only when it comes to protecting client damages but also recoverability of costs.
In addition, the conference will look at developments in other key areas, including claims against the MIB (where the Supreme Court has changed the approach to assessing damages), service of proceedings, collective redress and considerations relating to rehabilitation provision for those injured abroad or returning overseas following an accident.
The conference has previously attracted lawyers and experts from across Europe and beyond and is set to be another unmissable legal update and networking event this year.
Topics will cover:
- The impact of Brexit on cross-border claims followed by a panel session on this subject featuring speakers from England, France, Spain and the Netherlands
- Presentation of evidence in US cases
- Class actions and collective redress
- A panel session on claims against the MIB and Foreign Guarantee Funds, with panellists from England, France, Spain and the Netherlands
- Serving proceedings in cross-border PI cases
- Periodical payment orders and security of funding in the international claims context
- Rehabilitation, care and case management – the challenge of service provision in cross-border cases