This conference will examine the way litigation interplays with the actual rehabilitation needs on a day to day basis and the benefit that it can bring to victims of serious personal injury – making sure mistakes are not made by those putting rehabilitation packages in place and dealing with the issues that can arise in the court room at trial. We aim to emphasise the impact of early decisions in rehabilitation on the litigation and to avoid making mistakes that then become a reality in the court room and under cross examination.
As we count down to the Conference, we will be profiling some of the people speaking, starting with David Cook, Master of the High Court, Queen’s Bench Division.
Master Cook was called to the Bar in 1982. His practice covered all aspects of the common law but became focused on high value personal injury claims involving brain damage. In 2005 he became an Accredited Mediator and was appointed a legally qualified member of the Criminal Injuries Appeal Panel (CICAP) before being appointed a Tribunal Judge of the First-tier (Social Entitlement) Tribunal in 2008. In 2009 he was elected a bencher of Grays Inn. He was appointed a Queen’s Bench Master in 2011 since which time he has been one of the assigned Masters dealing with the case management of clinical negligence claims within the Royal Courts of Justice. He is a contributor to Burton on Civil Appeals 2nd Edition, published by Sweet and Maxwell. In his spare time he enjoys reading, theatre and sailing.
Master Cook will be giving a real insight as to the impact of Jackson, and in particular the court experience of Jackson and how lawyers should be dealing with the changes.
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