Fraud seminar - Contempt: Drawing experience following Atwal

Weightmans London
Starts: 28/03/2019 17:00 - 18:15

Our healthcare team are pleased to announce the next event in our Spring 2019 healthcare training programme, details of which are below. Booking is essential, so please follow the RSVP links to secure your place.

Contempt: Drawing experience following Atwal will be delivered by Christian Du Cann, Barrister specialising in personal injury and clinical negligence at 39 Essex Chambers.

In a 2018 landmark judgment, Mr Atwal was found guilty of contempt of court for attempting to defraud Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust in respect of his claim for clinical negligence. He claimed more than £800,000 which was found to be a gross exaggeration and he was sentenced to 3 months in prison for contempt of court.

The seminar will cover:

  • When is a case suitable for contempt proceedings
  • Key legal principles behind contempt proceeding
  • Conducting the hearing
  • Sentencing and costs


  • 5:00pm - Registration
  • 5:15pm - Start
  • 6:15pm - Drinks and canapés


Weightmans, The Hallmark Building, 105 Fenchurch St, London EC3M 5JG

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