Association of Personal Injury Lawyers
A not-for-profit organisation representing injured people

Personal injury update - spring 2018

All levels - 6 hours

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

"Excellent presentation with practical points explained well and case law put into context"
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 practitioners, professional presenters and JPIL editorial board members: APIL President Brett Dixon and APIL Secretary John McQuater, this course will give you the most up to date insight into practice, procedure and the latest case law.

Don’t miss out on practical tips and insights into what is around the corner

RTA update

  • Pedestrians, buses and contributory negligence
  • What is a motor vehicle for the purposes of the road traffic act

Employers liability

  • The latest from the Supreme Court on vicarious liability
  • TUPE transfers and recovering damages from the new employer
  • Back injuries, multiple incidents and s33 Limitation Act 1980
  • What is a workplace and what is work equipment - the latest case from the Court of Appeal
  • Vehicle fires

Public and occupier’s liability update

  • Shops and dangerous items
  • Risk assessments and footpaths

Animals Act

  • The latest from the Court of Appeal on s2(2)
  • Characteristics of the animal needed
  • Establishing causation

Fraud and fundamental dishonesty

  • Fraud and retrials
  • Fraud by a defendant – how did the court deal with it
  • The latest guidance from the Court of Appeal on fundamental dishonesty

Practice matters

  • Standard of care in low value and fixed process/cost matters – the view of the Court of Appeal


  • Aggravated and exemplary damages
  • Apportionment and psychiatric harm
  • Fatal accident damages
  • The latest on bereavement damages
  • The interaction between general damages and loss of personal autonomy
  • Local Authority duties in relation to care

CPR rules & case update

  • Fixed costs in gastric illness claims
  • The latest on relief from sanctions
  • Getting permission for a new expert
  • The latest cases on Part 36
  • Standstill agreements
  • Addition of parties
  • Have we finally had useful guidance on proportionality?
  • Service
  • Costs consequences of refusing ADR
  • Withdrawing from a settlement agreement
  • How the courts deal with exaggeration
  • The latest insight into the CPR rule changes
  • Disclosure searches


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