Thursday, November 8th, 2018

Last Chance to book your place at the Compass Chambers Annual Conference

There are only a few places left for our Annual Conference this year and the closing date for booking is Monday 12th November.
As a reminder, the Conference will take place on Friday 23rd November from 1pm until 5:15pm at the Balmoral Hotel and is accredited for 3 hours CPD. There is a fee of £75 to attend with £25 from each admission fee going to our nominated charity for 2018 – Social Bite. To reserve your place please click here.
The line-up for this year is: 

Breakout Session 1 

Reparation – James Docherty: Jurisdiction sorted – or a Pyrrhic Victory? – Susan O’Brien QC 

Regulatory – The Inspector Calls – Potential pitfalls and how to protect your clients interests – Peter Gray QC 

General / Practical – Dealing with Medical Evidence – A Junior’s Guide (Junior Counsel for Junior Solicitors) – Yvonne Waugh 

Expert – Reflective Practice after Bawa-Garba – Dr Jo Winning, Director, Birkbeck Centre for Medical Humanities

 Breakout Session 2 

Reparation – Medical Implants and Product Liability: What is a “Defect” in terms of the Consumer Protection Act 1987 – Robert Milligan QC & Clare Connelly

Regulatory – Privilege - A principle under threat? – Murdo Macleod QC & Barney Ross

General / Practical – Quantum Update – Gavin Thornley

Expert – The Radiology of Asbestos Related Lung Disease – Dr Mike Sproule, Consultant Radiologist 

Breakout Session 3 

Reparation – Fundamental Dishonesty & Expenses – James Hastie 

Regulatory – Regulatory Crime Proceedings – a practical approach to preparation and presentation – Mark Stewart QC & Susan Duff 

General / Practical – Written Advocacy - "I didn't have time to write a short letter, so I wrote a long one instead..." – Amber Galbraith 

Expert – Orthopaedic Surgery of the Lower Limb – Graham M. Lawson, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon 

Breakout Session 4 

Reparation – Sunk below the water-line or salvageable? Limitation under the Athens Convention – Richard Pugh & Kevin Henry 

Regulatory – Health & Safety Sentencing Trends – A practical approach to advising clients – Gavin Anderson & Emma Toner 

General / Practical – The Art of Negotiation: Techniques for getting the right deal done (without being had) – Steve Laing 

Expert – Concussion - are we all really going to die of dementia? – Prof Alan Carson, Consultant Neuropsychiatrist 

The Conference will conclude with a drinks reception from 5:15pm to which all attendees are invited. We look forward to seeing you in November.

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