PI Futures 2019

25 September 2019

This year’s PI Futures Conference focused on the Civil Liability Act reforms and their anticipated effect on the market from April 2020. Delegates heard from a well qualified panel of experts who debated the impact of the government portal on law firms for whom low-value RTA claims have been their bread and butter.

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9.30 Welcome Neil Rose, Editor of Legal Futures

9.35 Whiplash reforms – where are we now?

Anna Fleming, Chief Operating Officer, Motor Insurers’ Bureau

Richard Hutchinson, Ministry of Justice

Martin Heskins, CEO, MedCo

Tony Buss, Managing Director, ARAG plc

Matthew Maxwell Scott, Director, Association of Consumer Support Organisations

Paul Nicholls, Chairman, Motor Accident Solicitors Society

Jonathan Scarsbrook, Executive Committee, Association of Personal Injury Lawyers

11.20 Networking Break

11.50 Hot topics:

Costs in personal injury after Herbert v HH

Erica Bedford, Kings Chambers

Impact of the new discount rate

Mark Holt, Commercial Director, Frenkel Topping

A funder’s view of the PI market

Steve Din, Founder, Doorway Capital

12.40 A Word from our Sponsors and Exhibitors

13.00 Networking Lunch

14.00 Attracting and converting clients

Andy Cullwick, Head of Marketing, First4Lawyers

Sam Borrett, Managing Director, Legmark

Professor Ian Cooper

15.00 Networking Break

15.30 Your future in PI: Should I stay or go?

Neil Hudgell, Managing Director, Hudgell Solicitors

Shirley Woolham, CEO, Minster Law

Zoe Holland, Managing Director, Zebra Legal Consulting

Jeff Zindani, Managing Director, Acquira Legal

David Kitson, Partner, Baldwins

Abdul Hussain, Managing Director, AWH Law


“It was put together very well with time to speak to the sponsors in between. The topics were interesting and varied and it was useful to hear from speakers with different view points and opinions.”

Delegate – Sept 2019

One of the best PI conferences of the year

Delegate – Sept 2019

Great line up of  speakers who really know their stuff. Found the first session in particular very interesting. Also enjoyed the networking.

Delegate – Sept 2019

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MoJ on whiplash portal: “We must not rush it”

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June 2019
Regulation and Compliance Conference
March 2019
Civil Litigation Conference