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committed to injured people

Personal injury update: Autumn 2023

All levels - 6 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

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

Written and presented by top expert practitioners, professional presenters and JPIL case digest editors; APIL immediate past president, John McQuater and APIL secretary, Brett Dixon, will update you on the latest developments in PI law, from the last six months.

You must certify to the SRA that you are competent and this course gives you the most up-to-date insight into practice, procedure and the latest case law. Our London date will also be a hybrid event, which gives you the chance to either attend in-person or remotely. 

Please note that we are also running tailored events for Northern Ireland and Scotland.  

26 October - Personal injury update: Northern Ireland 2023
27 October - Personal injury update: Scotland 2023

Topics for the England and Wales course will include*:

Road traffic collisions:

  • Contributory negligence
    • Intoxication
    • Pedestrians alighting vehicles
    • Speeding vehicles
  • Summary judgment applications
  • Causation and expert evidence
  • Emergency situations
  • Dangerous driving

Employers liability:

  • Vicarious liability
    • The latest from the Supreme Court and how to apply that day to day
    • Local authorities and foster carers – where the liability line rests

Negligence, public and occupier’s liability update:

  • Occupiers liability
    • Spillages and inspection systems
    • Causations
    • Pubs and bars
    • Stairs and lighting issues
  • Clinical negligence
    • Informed consent
    • Surgical procedures
  • Liability for the actions of third parties
    • Police and the duty to warn
    • Risk of harm and foreseeability
  • Amusement park accidents
    • Breach of contract and negligence
    • Findings of fact

Procedure and costs:

  • CPR update
    • Recent CPR updates
    • Future updates
    • Fixed costs update 
      • When will it come in to force?
      • New consultations
      • Issues to watch out for
  • QOCS
    • Fundamental dishonesty appeals
    • Termination of the retainer with the client issues
    • The latest defendant arguments and solicitors as the “real party” to the cost proceedings argument
    • Overlap with the new regime issues
  • Expert evidence
    • Replacing experts 
      • When do previous reports need to be disclosed?
      • What other documents potentially need to be disclosed?
      • The test the court will require to be met
  • Relief from sanctions and late witness statements
    • When will the court grant relief?
  • Setting aside default judgment
    • When might a court refuse?
  • Part 36
    • Indemnity costs
    • Issue based costs orders
    • Multiple defendants and service of the offer
    • 90/10 offers on liability
  • Court fees
    • Multiple claimants and the correct court fee
    • Fee exemptions and the role in when proceedings are issued
  • Costs
    • Case management meetings with medical professionals  – can you attend and recover the costs?


  • Aggravated damages
  • Psychiatric harm
  • PTSD
  • Terrorism
  • Inflationary increases on Judicial College Guidelines figures

*Topics may be subject to change

Cost per delegate:

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