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2024 DRAFT Programme
8:45 am
Registration
8:45 am
9:30 am
Welcome and introductions from the Master of Ceremonies

Professor Dominic Regan, City Law School, London. Legal Speaker, Writer and Broadcaster

9:30 am
9:40 am
Keynote Address: Expert Evidence in Clinical Negligence

Mr Justice Ritchie, High Court Judge - King's Bench Division, Judiciary of England & Wales

9:40 am
10:05 am
Evidence and Experts!

Professor Dominic Regan, City Law School, London. Legal Speaker, Writer and Broadcaster

10:05 am
10:35 am
Personal Injury Medical Reports – Avoiding Pitfalls and Enhancing Quality

Mr Nikhil Shah, Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon, Wrightington, Wigan & Leigh NHS Foundation Trust, Nikhil Shah Limited

10:35 am
11:00 am
Refreshments and Networking
11:00 am
11:20 am
How Can You Avoid a Claim?

Simon Hammond, Director of Claims Management, NHS Resolution

11:20 am
11:45 am
Mediation: Why it Works and What to Expect – A Clinicians Guide

Jennifer Harris, Legal Director, Capsticks LLP 

11:45 am
12:10 pm
Costs Update – Where are we now with Fixed Costs

Dominic Woodhouse, National Training Manager and Advocate, Partners In Costs

12:10 pm
12:35 pm
Doctors and Social Media – The Risks and How to Reduce Them

Clare Stapleton, Medicolegal Consultant, Medical Protection Society

12:35 pm
1:00 pm
Lunch and Networking
1:00 pm
2:00 pm
Clinical Negligence: Patient Safety and the Claimant Perspective

Hugh Johnson, Partner, Stewarts

2:00 pm
2:25 pm
PTSD, Chronic Pain and the Medico-Legal Process

Dr Michael Spencer, Consultant Psychiatrist, Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust, Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist, UCLH Pain Management Centre

2:25 pm
2:55 pm
Consent in the Real World – A Clinicians Perspective

Mr Amar Alwitry, Consultant Ophthalmologist, Alwitry Medicolegal Services

2:55 pm
3:30 pm
Refreshments and Networking
3:30 pm
3:55 pm
Cancer Conundrums

Dr Stephen Falk, Consultant Oncologist, University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust

3:55 pm
4:20 pm
Care Reports - An Associates Tool Box

Natalie Fraser, RGN, Senior Associate, Tessa Gough Associates

4:20 pm
4:40 pm
Closing Comments followed by Champagne Reception

Professor Dominic Regan, City Law School, London. Legal Speaker, Writer and Broadcaster

4:40 pm
6:00 pm
Close
6:00 pm
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