The sixth PI Futures conference could not come at a more important time for claimant personal injury lawyers.
With the Civil Liability Bill reforms less than seven months away, lawyers, claims companies, medical reporting organisations, funders and others involved in the industry need to be looking now at the implications for their businesses.
But equally they cannot ignore the many live issues affecting them now, and for some time to come even once the government has its way. These include challenges to deductions from damages, the continuing viability of the 100% success fee model for low-value claims, enduring questions about MedCo, and the impact of fixed fees and defendant tactics in relation to holiday sickness claims.
All of these issues will be debated at PI Futures 2018 and anyone with a stake in the industry cannot afford to miss it.
We will hear from those involved in putting the claimant case to politicians with the latest on the Bill, and a panel of market leaders on what firms should be doing to prepare for the future.
We will investigate the dangers of deduction challenges and whether the 100% model is broken, and hear from the head of MedCo and its critics. Those on opposite sides of sickness claims will debate whether the heat has gone out of the market.
But irrespective of reform, firms cannot survive without clients and First4Lawyers will be launching its latest white paper to help solicitors better understand customers and the tactics needed to attract them. We will also hear from the new Chief Customer Officer at the highest-profile consumer law firm in the land, Slater & Gordon.
Note: CPD (Costs Lawyers only) – PI Futures will count for 5 CPD points with the CLSB