UNDERSTANDING FATAL ACCIDENT LAW: A SERIES OF FIVE WEBINARS THIS YEAR

Together with solicitor Hilary Wetherell we are presenting a series of five seminars on fatal accident law and litigation. These take you through seeing the client for the first time, understanding the law relating to fatal claims, preparing a Schedule, avoiding procedural and other pitfalls. The series concludes on the important topic of understanding the particular needs of the bereaved client and taking steps to mitigate trauma to practitioners who work with bereaved clients.

(Each webinar can be booked individually individually if required. Booking details are on the highlighted titles below).

 

Fatal accidents series 2023 – Seeing the client for the first time

This is the first of five webinars which will take you through the essential first meeting with the client, discussion and advice about funding and retainers and also preparing for and attending an inquest.This webinar, presented by Hilary Wetherell,  will take you through the essential first meeting with the client, discussion and advice about funding and retainers and also preparing for an attending an inquest.

The one hour webinar will cover:

  • How to prepare for the first meeting
  • What you need to know
  • Conducting the first meeting
  • Advising on retainers and funding
  • Advising on coronial law and the inquest, preparing for and attending an inquest

This webinar is being run as both a standalone webinar, and part of a series of five fatal accidents related sessions.

Understanding the law relating to fatal accidents

8th February 2023

This is the second of five webinars designed to bring you fully up to date with fatal accidents law. This webinar, presented by Gordon Exall, takes you through the essential elements you have to consider before you can advise whether a claim for fatal accident damages can be brought.This session will cover:

  • The basic principles of fatal claims
  • When can a fatal accident claim be brought?
  • Who is eligible to bring a claim?
  • Who is a dependant?
  • The type of financial dependency that entitles a party to claim
  • The difference between a Fatal Accident Act claim and a claim on behalf of the estate

This webinar is being run as both a standalone webinar, and part of a series of five fatal accidents related sessions.

 Preparing a schedule in a fatal claim

15th February 2023

This is the third of five webinars designed to bring you fully up to date with fatal accidents law. This webinar, presented by Gordon Exall, looks at the essential elements of a claim for damages in fatal accident litigation, considering all the information necessary to draft a credible schedule in support covering:

  • Basic principles of the dependency calculation
  • Claims for financial dependency
  • Loss of a carer – the growing importance of claims for non-financial dependency
  • Multipliers and periods of loss in fatal cases
  • Bereavement damages
  • Claiming injuries and losses of the deceased person prior to death
  • Matters that are disregarded – the significance of Section 4 of the Fatal Accidents Act

Fatal Accident Claims Ensuring everything goes right

22nd February 2023

This is the fourth of five webinars designed to bring you fully up to date with fatal accidents law. This webinar, presented by Gordon Exall, looks at the potential problem areas of fatal accident litigation and considers how best to avoid them including:

  • Limitation in fatal cases
  • Matters that can bar a fatal accident claim
  • Procedural matters on the issue of proceedings
  • Witness statements and evidence in fatal cases
  • Examples of professional negligence claims in fatal cases and how to avoid those pitfalls

Taking care of the client & yourselves

1st March 2023

This is the fifth of five webinars designed to bring you fully up to date with fatal accidents law. This webinar, presented by Hilary Wetherell, looks at practical ways in which practitioners can avoid, or mitigate trauma to themselves when dealing with bereaved clients.It also looks at the practical steps that lawyers can take to understand the bereaved client and ensure that they are able to participate in the litigation process with the minimum amount of disruption.