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For local authorities and the public sector, predicting the near and medium term future remains impossible. With Brexit dominating the country's political agenda, public sector organisations remain expected to deliver ever higher standards on the budgets of a decade ago. Further reforms are arriving in motor claims and the final decision on discount rates will increase claim costs. Indeed, claims numbers are up for the first time in six years. 

For care authorities, CN&GN v Poole has not yet spelt the end of social care claims. The Official Solicitor is by all accounts ‘confident’ and the social care claims will go on. Whether these will be both common law and HRA claims remains to be seen. However, there will be significant and expanded use of the HRA which, in turn, will reveal the full extent of its potential use to claimants’ solicitors. Finally, never forget IICSA - reports on Accountability & Reparations and Closed Schools are due in the autumn.

In these turbulent times, it is vital to stay ahead of developments. Accordingly, we are proud to present a seminar programme which will give delegates the edge they will need over the next 12 months.


9:30am Registration and refreshments
10:00am Welcome and introduction

Liability of employers

  • Claims trends
  • Vicarious liability
  • Common sense and negligence

Regulatory & HSE

  • Prosecutions
  • Liability of officers
  • What to do when they come knocking
  • Trees - recent events and guidance

Public liability

  • New code and no change
  • PROWs
  • Data breach claims
  • Case law round up
11:50am Break and refreshments


  • Key developments
  • Case law
  • Local authorities and disease

Children and social care

  • CN&GN v Poole, the first six months
  • IICSA 2019, accountability
  • Carl Beech
1:20pm onwards Close, questions and lunch

Dates & venues

Date Location
Tuesday 5 November 2019


Weightmans, St Philips Point, Temple Row, Birmingham, B2 5AF

Wednesday 6 November 2019


Weightmans, The Hallmark, 105 Fenchurch Street, London, EC3M 5JG

Tuesday 12 November 2019


Weightmans, Westgate Point, Leeds, LS1 2AX

Thursday 14 November 2019


Weightmans, No 1 Spinningfields, Hardman Square, Manchester, M3 3EB

Register your place below and select your preferred venue.

For more information, please contact Alex Cain, Campaigns Executive, at alexander.cain@weightmans.com.

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