Legal Seminar 5th March 2018 – SOLD OUT!

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Legal Seminar – the legal connection

Speaker details and content 


Paul Bleasdale QC

Head of The Personal Injury Group at No5 Chambers, Paul has acquired extensive experience of catastrophic injury cases claims including brain damage.  He is noted for his aptitude in claims involving brain injury and has most recently been described in chambers UK  as ‘One of the best and most experienced serious injury silks in the Midlands’ (Chambers UK 2017)

‘The good, The Bad & The ugly’ – Case Study

Paul will be working through a case study to discuss the legal issues in addition to sharing his experience (both good and bad) of the way in which the lawyers, case workers, support agencies and experts worked together.

John Coughlan

John specialises in the fields of Clinical Negligence and Personal Injury dealing with a range of cases including brain injury.

John is regularly recognised by the legal publication and most recently described as ‘Exceptionally sharp but also has a way of making clients feel utterly at ease.

He is a fantastic litigator, always prepared and incredibly pragmatic with real tactical nous.” “John is a very astute practitioner. He is a really good negotiator.”

Legal Update

A review of recent liability and quantum case law as it relates to childhood acquired brain injury.

Karl Hirst

Karls practice in conducting high value cases is busy and well established.  Well versed in neuro, spinal and birth injuries, Karl’s experienced and insightful approach, along with a great bedside manner, make him a real asset to challenging litigation.  ‘Karl wins  unanimous praise from peers, who highlight his engaging manner as a key strength. . “His ability to put clients at ease is very useful.” “He gives pragmatic, sensible advice and he does it very well.” –Chambers UK 2017

Causation – where there’s a will, there’s a way!

In his informal manner, Karl will explore the different routes to establishing causation.  The talk will review the scope, limitations, pro’s and pitfalls of the different facets of this doctrine.  Karl hopes to offer some engaging thoughts across the topic derived from the leading authorities as well as his own experience.  Delegates knowledge of causation will be refreshed, up to date and supported by some appealing new perspectives.

Reuben Glynn

Managing Director of Partners in Costs

Reuben specialises in Legal Practice Management & Improvement and his passion is to improve legal process efficiency.

He qualified as a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants while working at KPMG where he specialised in mergers and acquisitions and AIM flotation’s. Reuben has extensive experience in helping law firms and corporations by improving profitability and achieving efficiency through project management and process improvement.

More recently he has been heavily involved in many high profile legal acquisitions for private practice and listed legal entities. He has worked as the Law Society’s Practical Cost Budgeting champion and trained extensively for APIL, AvMA, Brain Injury Group and mbl.

Reuben provided a variety of consultancy projects and advised many government departments on Legal costs. Key projects completed for Treasury Solicitors, Department of Work & Pensions, Competitions & Market Authority and Ministry of Defence.

Currently he is working on legal services projects including Acquisitions, Investment Funds, Hourly Rate reviews and alternative pricing models, Work in progress valuations and audits, Legal Panel management and audit and Legal spend review.

Reuben has provided training to the following:-

  • National Law Society
  • AvMA
  • APIL
  • MASS
  • Ministry of Justice
  • Ministry of Defence
  • Competition and Marketing Authority

Rueben Glynn 1How does the new proportionality test on legal costs interact with modern litigation trends of engaging with rehabilitation and experts early in the process.

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NO5 Chambers and Premex Services are kindly sponsoring our Legal Seminar, Networking Evening and Conference

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Our 2018 conference is kindly sponsored by Bush & Co Rehabilitation

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PIC are kindly sponsoring our Legal seminar

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