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A not-for-profit organisation
committed to injured people

APIL asbestos conference 2023

All levels - 5.5 hours

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

  • Pay for five delegates and get one additional place for free^

    To take advantage of this offer, please return your completed booking form with all six names or contact the APIL office - [email protected]

    ^Cheapest place to be free of charge

"Always an informative course and good to keep up to speed and refresh my knowledge."
"Very wide variety and great delivery of speeches."
"Very good range of topics and very insightful."

For 2023, we are delighted to be heading back up to Manchester for APIL's 18th annual asbestos conference, taking place on Thursday, 19 October.  Once again, we are honoured to welcome a host of eminent speakers and experts in the field, who will guide you through the very latest developments in asbestos related cases.

We are delighted to offer this programme as a hybrid event where delegates can either choose to view the event live in person (at the Marriott Victoria and Albert Hotel, Manchester) or watch this virtually, via APIL's dedicated conference app.  All delegates attending in person will also have access to the virtual programme, where they can watch this back - on demand - over a period of six months.

Topics include:

Opening address: Advocacy in front of the Master
  • Speaker: Master Roger Eastman
Later exposure
  • Law in the 1980s and how it develops i.e. guidance issued by the HSE in 1983/84
  • The potential interpretations of the Control of Asbestos at Work Regs 1988
  • What regulations etc 'survive' into the 1980s and beyond (i.e. Heynike & the Asbestos Regs)?
  • Speaker: Simon Kilvington KC, Byrom Street Chambers, Manchester
The Diffuse Mesothelioma Payment Scheme
  • Speakers: Dawn Harrison and Stuart Whitney, Department for Work & Pensions, Leeds
Managing life expectancy and other pitfalls in asbestos cases
  • Speaker: Dr John Corless, Consultant Physician in Respiratory Medicine/Associate Medical Director (Medical Specialities) at Wirral University Teaching Hospital, Birkenhead
Should I sue the insurer direct?
  • Practical talk on whether you should do it and why
  • Brooks v. Zurich
  • Keegan v. Independent Ins
  • Speaker: Helen Waller, Barrister, 12KBW, London
Panel session: Liability update
  • Speakers: Stephen Glynn, APIL EC Member, Deka Chambers, London
  • Bridget Collier, FieldFisher, Manchester
  • Laura Elfield, Deka Chambers, London
Treatment update – making a difference: The practicalities of accessing treatment
  • Mesothelioma
  • Criteria for treatment
  • What funding is available
  • Trials
  • Admin arrangements for paying privately etc
  • Speaker: Dr Tony Pope, Consultant in Clinical Oncology, Clatterbridge
Recent trends and defendant tactics in asbestos disease litigation and how to deal with them
  • Limitation
  • TUPE
  • Speaker: Dan Easton, APIL EC Member, Leigh Day, London
Cost per delegate:

Corporate accredited firm: £215 + VAT
APIL member: £250 + VAT
Non-member: £395 + VAT