Association of Personal Injury Lawyers
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PI World conference: Driving change in the sector

PI World conference: Driving change in the sector
All levels - 10 hours

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

Thanks to our sponsors

Incorporating APIL's advanced brain and spinal cord injury conference

Following the postponement of APIL's 30th anniversary conference in May, we are pleased to announce that this has been restructured and rebranded as:

"PI World: Driving change in the sector"

The conference will take place on a virtual platform, via your computer and laptop browsers and also via the new APIL App, downloadable from Google Play and the Apple Store.

This highly topical, packed conference programme will focus on what has been happening over the past few months and what we have learnt, what a PI practice may look like, and how it may work in the future.

The programme is taking place over FOUR DAYS, so that delegates can watch every session and seminar live, or dip in and out, as they wish.  Delegates who are unable to view the conference live, can view this on-demand, for six months after the event.

All registered delegates can obtain a maximum of 10 CPD hours for attendance at the virtual conference.

Sessions and seminar streams:

Tuesday, 17 November - Junior litigator stream

  • Ogden Tables and schedules: How to do the calculations yourself using Ogden 8
  • The value of social media in a new world
  • Carrying out mental capacity assessments from a clinical neuropsychology perspective: Principles and practice in the current context
  • Fee earner discussion clinic
  • Well-being: Look after yourself for a change (and through change too in a time of coronavirus)!
  • Trial bundles in a post Covid landscape
  • AI cybersecurity, law and patient safety
  • Sepsis

Wednesday, 18 November - Business and management skills stream

  • Preventing the curse of bullying and the negative effects of redundancy
  • The single most important quality of a great leader - more important than ever in Covid times
  • Avoiding procedural problems and negligence claims in a post-pandemic world
  • Dealing with complaints in the middle of a pandemic
  • Well-being and support during Covid and beyond
  • Lessons learnt from monitoring visits
  • 2020 vision: Business planning for the new decade
  • Diversity in the new world

Thursday, 19 November - Advanced brain injury stream

  • Subtle brain injury claims
  • Vision and brain injury
  • Imaging in traumatic brain injury: Everything you need to know
  • Professionalising case management in 2021 and beyond
  • Intensive neuro rehab
  • The Discount Rate, PPOs and Ogden Tables

Friday, 20 November - Advanced spinal cord injury stream

  • Children and young adults: obtaining support through an EHCP post Covid-19
  • Transport, holidays and state of the art aids and equipment
  • Long term health considerations in those who have lived 25+ years with an SCI
  • Women’s health and practical considerations in spinal cord injury
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome - the patient perspective
  • Legal update in catastrophic injuries cases

Navigating the headwinds - panel discussion

  • Chair: Sam Elsby, APIL President, Dean Wilson Solicitors LLP
  • Panellists: Richard Baker, APIL EC Member, 7BR
  • Gordon Dalyell, Immediate Past APIL President, Digby Brown LLP
  • Kim Harrison APIL EC Member, Slater & Gordon Lawyers

Building trust and confidence - the future of PI law

  • Speaker: Mike Benner, APIL Chief Executive Officer

Post pandemic: the PI practice of the future

  • Chair: John Hyde, Deputy Editor, Law Society Gazette
  • Panellists: Anthony Baker, Plexus Law
  • Caroline Hill, Editor, Legal IT Insider
  • Donna Richards, CEO, Carpenters Group
  • Jonathan Wheeler, Managing Partner, Bolt Burdon Kemp
  • Neil Whiteley, Director of Legal Services Complex PI, Irwin Mitchell LLP
  • David Williams, Managing Director, Underwriting

Life after injury

  • Speaker: Lindsay Adam, PCByVoice

JPIL case and comment

  • Speakers: Masood Ahmed, JPIL Board Member, University of Leicester
  • Brett Dixon, JPIL Cases and Comment Editor, Past APIL President, Brett Dixon Training Limited
  • Jeremy Ford, General Editor, 9 Gough Chambers
  • Kim Harrison, JPIL Board Member, APIL EC Member, Slater & Gordon Lawyers
  • John McQuater, JPIL Deputy Cases and Comment Editor, Past APIL President, APIL Secretary, Atherton Godfrey LLP

How does the virtual conference work?

  • All sessions will be available to view on demand, at your convenience, for at least 6 months after the live event date.
  • Conference materials and slides (that have been cleared by our speakers) will be provided in an electronic format, via the virtual platform
  • Delegates will be given the opportunity to participate in a live Q&A session with all of the conference speakers at the end of each session
  • Virtual exhibition hall - this will give you the opportunity to fully engage with all of our sponsors and exhibitors
  • Networking - you will be able to participate in interactive and engaging experiences through a new dynamic virtual conference platform with 1:1 chats and direct messaging with all attendees
  • Happy Hour - all attendees will be invited to join together for our virtual ‘Happy Hour’ at the end of the first day, for an informal chat.

Please click the above links to view the conference pgoramme and book your place online!


Corporate accredited firm: £300 + VAT
APIL member: £350 + VAT
Non-member: £500 + VAT