Annual EMG Court of Protection Conference 2021Posted: 15th February 2021

A ONE DAY conference which aims to help catastrophic injury lawyers find new ways to manage their business workload will be returning again this spring.

The annual EMG Solicitors’ Managing and Improving Your Catastrophic Injury Caseload is now in its seventh year and has once again gathered a range of top professionals to speak on a range of relevant topics.

The event – which is being held virtually on the 11th of May – will bring together a number of experts who will host sessions covering everything from education for children with acquired brain injury to updates on rehabilitation.

The conference was set up by the Durham-based solicitors’ firm, which has a national reputation for its Court of Protection work, along with acting as trustees for a number of high value personal injury trusts.

Since its launch the conference has become an important event for those working in the field of catastrophic injuries wanting to hear from leaders in the field about new developments and best practice.

This year’s speakers including EMG Solicitors’ managing director Emma Gaudern and fellow director Jemma Morland, who are both nationally recognised for their expertise in Court of Protection work.

Other key speakers including William Audland QC, of 12 Kings Bench Walk Chambers, who has recently worked on Swift v Carpenter [2020] EWCA Civ165, on an important decision concerning the unavailability of protective costs orders in private civil litigation, and will be giving an update on this.

Simon Levene, also of 12 Kings Bench Walk Chambers, who is a member of the Ogden committee and will be giving an update on Ogden 8.

Pankaj Madan, of 12 Kings Bench Walk Chambers, who acts usually only in high value, life changing and catastrophic injury cases, will address advancements in Neuroimaging in Subtle and Catastrophic Brain Injury.

Returning again to the conference is Professor Dominic Regan, a special adviser to the Association of Cost Lawyers, who will give an update on costs.

Attendees will also be able to choose from a range of breakout sessions led by a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon and case managers from experts AKA Case Management and Northern Lifetime.

The event is accredited by The Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and anyone attending can claim APIL CPD accreditation.

“The conference grows in popularity every year and we’re looking forward to once again bringing together a number of experts who will share their insight across a range of different subjects,” said Emma Gaudern.

“We are sure the event is going to be invaluable to anyone working in this field.”

Places at the conference are £49 plus VAT. Anyone wanting to book should email [email protected] or head to the events section of the website.