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1 Chancery Lane is an accredited provider for Law Society CPD purposes and provides regular training at Chambers. 

Upcoming seminars to be held in Chambers are as follows:

Fighting Food Poisoning Claims

With a 500% increase in travel-related food poisoning claims in the past four years Abta chief executive Mark Tanzer has stated that fraudulent claims represent "one of the biggest issues that has hit the travel industry for many years".

This series of seminars will look at two key factors, namely investigating fraud and the science behind the claims. They will also explore the recent exponential increase in food poisoning claims, why it is happening, what the courts are making of it, and likely developments over the next 12 months.
 
Wednesday 1st November 2017: Fraud investigation
 
Increasingly claims arising out of allegations of gastroenteritis are being defended on the basis that they are fraudulent.  The seminar will explore and explain the best ways of proving fraud, how best to deploy evidence of fraud, and how to discourage fraudulent claimants.

Presented by Roderick Abbott and Max Wilson

Registration from 5.15pm, start 5.30pm to 7pm, followed by drinks.
 
Tuesday 12th December 2017: Expert evidence and causation

Following the decision of the Court of Appeal in Wood v TUI UK Limited the focus has shifted from the nature of the duty owed by tour operators in food poisoning claims to the issue of causation.  The last seminar in the series will examine the science behind the ingestion of the pathogens most commonly seen in these claims, how they are transmitted and the kind of evidence a trial judge will find most convincing in relation to causation.

Presented by Jack Harding and Thomas Crockett plus a guest speaker, Professor Ingvar Bjarnason, Consultant Gastroenterologist.

Registration from 5.15pm, start 5.30pm to 7pm, followed by drinks.

These seminars are priced at £30 + VAT each or £50 + VAT for the two
 

                         


 

 

 

 

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