FATAL ACCIDENTS: DAY LONG (ONLINE) COURSE ON LAW, PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE: 12th NOVEMBER 2021

Alongside solicitor Hilary Wetherell I am presenting a day long course: Fatal Accidents: Law, Practice, Procedure and Compassion 2021.  It is an online course on the 12th November 2021.  Booking details are available here.

THE COURSE

This one day virtual course will take you through every element of a fatal accident claim, with particular emphasis on the compassionate handling of bereaved families and careful client care.

The course will cover:

  • The law in relation to liability and causation
  • Investigating the claim, liability, damages and the inquest
  • Funding the claim – who is the client?
    – retainers, drafting them and getting the correct party correctly identified
  • Who is a dependant?
  • Valuing the dependency claim
  • Non-dependency claims
  • Bereavement damages
  • Losses of the deceased prior to death
  • Damages for injuries to another arising out of the death.

 

The webinar also looks at important recent case law in relation to fatal accidents and dependency claims:-

 

Including

The  Fatal Accidents (Remedial) Order 2020

Extending the scope of entitlement to the bereavement award.

 

Chouza -v- Martins

 

  • Challenging the standard “percentage” approach to financial dependency.
  • Who is a dependant?
  • Pain and suffering prior to death.
  • Earnings and career pattern.

 

Rix -v- Paramount Shopfitting

 

  • Dependency continues when business owner is killed.

 

Young -v- Downey

 

  • Loss of chance of promotion and dependency claims.

 

Witham -v- Hill

 

  • Damages when the deceased was primarily involved in childcare.

 

There is a new session on approaching cases where children are the only, or the main, dependents.