Trussed Up

Trussed Up? Dealing with the new Discount Rate

Breakfast Briefing: Trussed Up? Dealing with the new Discount Rate

Date & Time: Tuesday 7th March 2017 – 8am for a 8:15am start – 9:15am.

Venue: 39 Essex Chambers, 81 Chancery Lane, London, WC2A 1DD

Cost: Free


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Presented by:

Neil Block QC

Neil Block QC

Joint Head of Chambers Neil Block QC has, for many years, represented a range of clients involved in substantial and complex disputes, whether individual or group actions. He was picked as one of Chambers & Partners 2017 ‘Star Individuals’ of Personal Injury Law and rated in Band 1 for Clinical Negligence. Chambers & Partners also named Neil in the Chambers 100, a list of the top 100 barristers practising at the Bar across all practice areas.



Charles Cory-Wright QCCharlie Cory-Wright QC

Charlie is Head of Chambers’ Civil Liability Group. He has specialised in injury and clinical negligence claims throughout his career. Prior to taking silk in 2006, he was on the Attorney General’s A Panel, and dealt with many fatal accidents and other injury and clinical negligence claims for the Government, as well as for insurers. He continues to do both. Since then, his work has been increasingly in catastrophic physical or psychiatric injury and in clinical negligence. He also has a particular interest in secondary victims and was instructed in the cases of Taylor v Novo and Ronayne. Charlie was Chair of the Personal Injuries Bar Association from 2012-14.



Bernard Doherty

Bernard Doherty

Bernard is a personal injury and insurance specialist regularly involved in claims of the utmost seriousness.  He has a particular expertise in cross border claims.  He appeared for the defendant in the discount rate appeal to the Privy Council in Helmot v Simon and has advised in a number of Channel Island and other cases in which the discount rate has been in issue.



James ToddJames Todd

James’s practice covers high value personal injury and clinical negligence claims. He is on the NHS Litigation Authority panel and receives work from all of the major insurance companies and solicitors. He has expertise in disease claims, product liability claims, animal claims and claims involving the emergency services. In addition, his insurance expertise includes all aspects of motor insurance, including coverage and uninsured driver issues. James appeared in the Supreme Court in the landmark 2012 case of Summers v. Fairclough Homes concerning fraudulent personal injury claims. James is recommended by Chambers & Partners for Personal Injury and Industrial Disease, and by The Legal 500 for Personal Injury.



Emily Formby

Emily Formby

Emily is well known for her extensive personal injury and clinical negligence practice. Within these specialisations she has wide experience in all types of claims, both public and private and in related areas such as inquests, cost disputes, insurance related issues, fatal accidents and product liability claims. Emily has been recommended as a leading junior in personal injury law and clinical negligence within the Legal 500, Chambers & Partners and Legal Experts directories for many years.



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Beth Williams

Beth Williams / 0207 832 1155

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