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Disease Conference 2011

We are pleased to announce the details of our annual disease conference. Industrial illness and disease are significant areas of concern for many businesses and their insurers. The health and welfare of employees, and the risk and financial consequences of compensation claims, are issues that can never be ignored.

Weightmans’ Dedicated Disease Unit is a leader in the provision of claims prevention and management services. Our team of specialist lawyers is focused exclusively on disease, putting us at the cutting edge of developments in this constantly changing field.

Date: Wednesday 29 June 2011
Venue: Burlington Hotel, Birmingham City Centre
Time: 9.30am - 3.30pm
Cost: Free
Agenda: As below

09.30 – 10.00

Registration and refreshments

10.00 – 10.10

Chairman's introduction
Jim Byard, Head of Dedicated Disease Unit - Weightmans LLP

10.10 – 10.50

Baker v Quantum Clothing Group - an analysis of the Supreme Court judgement and its implications for disease claims
Dominic Nolan QC - Ropewalk Chambers

10.50 – 11.20

The future for Noise Induced Hearing Loss claims - a practical approach to defending claims post Baker
Ben Ling,  Associate - Dedicated Disease Unit, Weightmans LLP

11.20 – 11.30

Break

11.30 – 12.15

Legal update - a round up of recent decisions affecting occupational disease claims
Members of Weightmans’ Dedicated Disease Unit

12.15 – 12.45

Costs in disease claims - looking forward to the implementation of Lord Justice Jackson's recommendations
Rob Williams, Head of Costs – Weightmans LLP

12.45 – 14.00

Lunch

14.00 – 14.45

Asbestos related diseases - the Respiratory Physician's viewpoint on attributing lung cancer to asbestos exposure and other current issues
Dr John Moore Gillon, Consultant Respiratory Physician

14.45 – 15.15

Asbestos claims handling post Wilmore and Sienkiewicz
Members of Weightmans’ Dedicated Disease Unit

15.15 – 15.30

Tackling fraud and other trends in disease claims
Jim Byard, Head of Dedicated Disease Unit – Weightmans LLP

15.30

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