Amidst an environment where the legal industry has been subject to much change and transformation, Burcher Jennings  hosted a Catastrophic Injury Conference on 10 November to provide legal practitioners with an update of past and future developments in this area.
Burcher Jennings provides a comprehensive portfolio of specialist costs, pricing and funding services designed to enable law firms to boost efficiency, profitability and cash flow in a new and innovative way.
The firm brought together leading experts and practitioners who shared their personal experiences, insight and guidance, with everything from marketing law firms, insuring, pricing and funding cases, to achieving the best possible results and maximum reward for their firm and clients.
Topics of discussion at the conference included Litigating Serious Head Injury Claims; the NHSLA Annual Report 2014 – 2015; ATE Insurance; Funding; Predicted reforms in Clinical Negligence for 2016-2017; Condition and Prognosis in Catastrophic Brain Injury Cases, and insight into pricing strategy for law firms.
Speakers included Dr Jay Jayamohan, Consultant Paediatric Neurosurgeon (of BBC’s ‘Brain Doctors’ fame); Grahame Aldous QC of 9 Gough Square; Professor Dominic Regan, Joanne Powell, Burcher Jennings and Professor David Chalk, Winchester University, Steve Din, Burcher Jennings ‘Funding for Growth’; Richard Burcher, Burcher Jennings and Viv Williams, 360 Legal Group.
Notable items covered included J Codes and Precedent Q by Joanne Powell while Dominic Regan discussed the likely advent of fixed costs in Clinical Negligence.
Both Dr Jay Jayamohan & Grahame Aldous QC highlighted the importance of speaking not only to the patient/claimant in depth when trying to ascertain condition and prognosis, but also the family/carers.
The event, which took place at the Holborn Bars, was well attended by legal practitioners in this area.