PI Futures – Who’s holding the whip hand?

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September 2014: PI Futures: Who’s holding the whip hand?

From independent medical panels and the new ‘fundamental dishonesty’ rule, to the ban on inducements and solicitors using their own medical agencies, every PI firm will have to look at the way they do business in the coming months. This conference marked the start of yet another significant shift in the personal injury world ahead of the government’s latest reforms to crack down on insurance fraud come into force. On top of the continuing upheaval in the market brought about by ABSs, struggling practices selling up or going bust, and the fast-changing world of claims management companies, PI Futures brought together all those in the claimant industry, debating the way forward. Delegates heard the latest from the Solicitors Regulation Authority on its key priorities in the PI world, and from two expert panels to discuss what the whiplash reforms mean for practices, looking at the bigger picture of where the PI market is going.


James Maxey, Managing Partner, Express Solicitors

Donald Fowler, Chief Executive, Premex Group

Nick McDonnell, Northern Regional Manager and Costs Lawyer, Just Costs

Niall Edwards, Partner, Head of National Motor Group, Kennedys

Dr Andre Brittain-Dissont MB Chb

Tim Livesley, Chief Economist / Risk Analysis and Research Manager, Solicitors Regulation Authority

David Bott, Senior Partner, Bott & Co

Karen Jackson, Chief Executive, Roberts Jackson

Kamran Akram, Principal, Asons Solicitors

Qamar Anwar, Director, First4Lawyers

Duncan Watts, Industry Manager, Google


Great speakers. It’s always good to hear from people who are doing well but don’t normally speak at conferences.

Delegate – Sep 2014


Incredibly informative speakers.

Delegate – Sep 2014


Legal Futures does a great job in highlighting key and relevant issues.

Delegate – Sep 2014

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