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A Quick 2019 Review

Now that the Christmas festivities are fast approaching and yet another year will soon have gone by, the time has come for each and every one of us to review what we have achieved thus far and create new goals for the year ahead!

Do you as an RTA/ PI Practitioner feel that your career aspirations have been met? Could you have done more? Do you believe that your firm invested sufficiently in your learning and development this year? Do you wish that you were able to further enhance your legal knowledge and acquire new skills in 2019? And are there any topics that you would have liked to delve more into and possibly specialise in but did not have the chance to do so?

If you are in any doubt that your career objectives for this year have been met, 2019 is not over yet! You still have time to fulfil your learning and development goals – there is no need to wait for 2020 in order to make decisions. As a matter of fact, the more legal knowledge you acquire before 2019 is over, the better prepared you will be for the New Year and the more confident you will return to the office after your holiday break!  

MASS Training can certainly help you there; while we might be unable to arrange an in-house course for you by the end of 2019 at such a short notice, you can take advantage of a whole year’s worth of webinars! To make things much easier for you, we have included a list of all the webinars we run in 2019 below. If you click on each title you will be re-directed to another page which will provide you with additional information on the content for each webinar. You will also be able to book either online or by downloading the booking form and returning it to us.

Without further ado, here are all the MASS Training webinars we run in 2019:  

PI Procedure Update – Get updated on the key PI procedure decisions that were taken in 2018. This knowledge will prove essential if you wish to run your future cases effectively.

Witness Statements from Start to Finish – Knowing how to successfully draft effective and compliant witness statements is important for all RTA/PI Practitioners. This webinar will take you through the witness statement drafting process and all the associated pitfalls from start to finish.

Cameron v Liverpool Victoria Insurance Co Ltd – Supreme Court justices have ruled in favour of a motor insurer in a case over when it is permissible to sue an unknown defendant. This webinar will help you learn all about the implications for Claimant RTA victims and Insurers from this key decision.

Fixed Costs – When and How – Can you make cost effective decisions concerning which cases should be commenced within the Portals? And can you make an effective risk assessment of the costs implications of track allocation? Cost related matters can prove perplexing even for the most experienced practitioners. This webinar will get you up-to-date with all you need to know about Fixed Costs.

Admissions of Liability: From Portal to Part 7 – Admissions of Liability can be a tricky subject for Claimant solicitors. What are the risks associated with admissions made pre and post proceedings and within the Portal? And what are the current criteria for the withdrawal of admissions? This webinar will help you navigate through Admissions of Liability – from Portal to Part 7.

Success fees and ATE premiums: The implications of Herbert v HH Law – The Court of Appeal Judgment in Herbert v HH Law showed that Claimant lawyers can no longer assume that they can simply deduct 25% from the client’s damages in every case. In this webinar we will consider the practical implications of this important judgment.

Highway Claims – Defeating the s.58 Defence – When running claims against highway authorities, for either pedestrians or drivers, establishing a breach of the s.41 duty will not be enough to succeed. Practitioners must have a detailed knowledge of the provisions of s.58 Highways Act 1980. This webinar will get you up to speed on the latest application of the factors set out in s.58.

Psychological Injuries – Who can recover? – What are the latest issues in this complex area? When can claimants recover for purely psychiatric injuries and what are the restrictions? This is a developing and complex arena. The Court of Appeal case of Taylor v Novo in March 2013 is an important development and its consequences are examined.

Identifying the indicators of Traumatic Brain Injury – Traumatic Brain Injury Claims can prove challenging even for the most experienced solicitors. If you deal with these cases it is important that you are able to correctly assess the severity and presence of brain injury while being aware of its effects. This webinar will help you identify the indicators of Traumatic Brain Injury so that you can handle these claims much more efficiently and effectively.

Amputation Claims – This webinar will focus on the specific issues that arise in amputation cases. From causation to prosthetics, we will ensure that you are updated on all the relevant issues.

Spinal Injuries – Spinal Injury Claims can prove challenging for all claimant solicitors. Knowing how to recognise the different types of Spinal Injuries and the risk of future deterioration, is key for all RTA/PI Practitioners who deal with these claims. From Rehabilitation to Causation, this webinar will assist you with handling these cases from start to finish.

LVI Update and Review – Low Velocity Impact Claims are not always as straightforward as they appear at first glance. In order to be successful, you have to take into account a number of different factors including the potential arguments the other side might present and the defense’s weak spots, all of which this webinar promises to discuss.

New Discount Rate Implications (-0.25% from 5th August 2019: What does this mean?) – The Lord Chancellor set a new Discount Rate at -0.25%. This became effective from the 5th of August, 2019 onward. This webinar will consider its implications for PI cases.

EL/PL Liability issues and Portal Exits – EL/PL Claims can be tricky for someone who is not too well versed in handling them. This introductory webinar will show our delegates how to better handle EL & PL Liability issues and promises to help them make sound decisions on exit opportunities.

Liability on Private Land (MIB) – Lewis v Tindale – The extent of the MIB’s liability to cover injury and damage caused by uninsured motorists, is in a state of constant change and uncertainty. The Road Traffic Act 1988 s.143(1) restricts the requirement for insurance to use of a motor vehicle “on a road or other public place”. The MIB is only required by their various Agreements to satisfy any judgment that would have been covered by the compulsory insurance requirements of the Road Traffic Act 1988. When somebody is injured by an uninsured motorist on private land, the MIB Agreement (in combination with the 1988 Act) does not require the MIB to satisfy any judgment obtained against the uninsured motorist. Until now… Find out what this means for your cases and where we go from here.

Part 36 Update 2019 – This webinar will help our delegates catch up on the latest Part 36 developments by offering a detailed look at all the key decisions that took place over the last 12 months.

General Damages, Pain Suffering & Loss of Amenity-The Essentials – This webinar will examine the principles and cases that inform the most fundamental issue in personal injury claims; the award for pain suffering and loss of amenity. How can we maximise the Claimant’s award and what are the important issues?

RTA Process Stage 1 Guide – This Webinar will cover all you need to know about Stage 1 of the RTA Portal. Knowing which cases should be commenced via the Portal and the Exit opportunities at Stage 1 is vital to running cost effective and successful RTA Portal cases.

RTA Process Stage 2 Guide – This webinar will get you up to speed on the key issues relevant to Stage 2 of the RTA Process.

RTA Process Stage 3 Guide – This webinar promises to get you up to speed on the key issues relevant to Stage 3 of the RTA Process.

Lack of Insurance in PI – What are the options for alternative routes to recovery in PI, when your opponent has no insurance? This webinar will get you up to date on all the latest key issues.

If you are not currently interested in webinars and you would like to arrange a more comprehensive course for you and your firm, just contact us and we will arrange an in-house course for you for the New Year!

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