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Conference unites health and legal sectors to improve quality of life for the seriously injured

More than 200 health and legal professionals gathered in Nottingham to celebrate the extraordinary achievements of people who have overcome significant injury and to learn about cutting edge research and developments in the rehabilitation sector.

The ‘Back in the Game’ conference, hosted by the UK’s largest provider of expert witness, assessment and case management services Bush & Company, was held at the Nottingham Belfry Hotel on 6 July, showcasing speakers from the world of sport, prosthetics and law.

Helen Jackson, Managing Director at Bush & Company, explained: “This was a unique opportunity to improve services through knowledge sharing and networking, with so many health and legal professionals all under one roof.

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Bush & Company launches annual conference with extraordinary theme

Celebrating the extraordinary achievements of people who have overcome significant injury to lead ordinary lives, Bush & Company’s third annual conference will take place on 6 July 2017 at the Nottingham Belfry Hotel.

As the largest and fastest growing provider of expert witness and case management services in the UK, Bush & Company is bringing together inspiring speakers from the sports, bionics and robotics, advanced prosthetics and legal sectors. Sharing the latest research, developments and technologies that are helping people with injuries get ‘Back in the Game’, the conference promises to be informative and inspirational, as well as a great opportunity to network with a diverse range of ‘on the ball’ experts who work within the industry.

Last Updated on Friday, 16 June 2017 11:21

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Solicitors organise catastrophic injury conference

Solicitors and other professionals involved in cases concerning clients who have suffered from catastrophic injuries can hear from a range of experts at a special one day conference.

Durham-based EMG Solicitors’ annual conference has brought together a number of top speakers who will be sharing their knowledge at the Managing and Improving Your Catastrophic Injury Caseload event on Wednesday 26 April 2017.

The conference – now in its third year – is renowned for bringing together a number of respected professionals who will talk on a range of related and relevant topics during both group and seminar sessions.

The event is being held at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Leeds city centre, enabling attendees and speakers from across the north and south to attend.

Among the speakers will be Emma Gaudern of EMG Solicitors (pictured), widely regarded for her expertise as a Court of Protection deputy, who will be leading a discussion on deputyship costs claimed in a special damages schedule.

Last Updated on Thursday, 02 March 2017 17:22

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Maxine to undergo freezing nights to help Burning Nights in epic charity trek!

Maxine Gibbs, managing director of Medicolegal Associates, is undergoing a charity trek across the Arctic Circle driving a husky sled on 11 December for Burning Nights, the Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome charity founded by Victoria Abbot-Fleming.

Victoria sadly had to undergo a double amputation after contracting CRPS ending her promising career as a barrister. Victoria has recently been named ‘Inspirational Woman of 2016’ by Aspire magazine and her journey, both living with this chronic pain condition and devoting her life to helping other CRPS sufferers, is very stirring.

Maxine will be mushing for four days over 200km and sleeping out on the ice during Polar nights - there is at best two hours of daylight a day with temperatures dropping to minus 30 degrees. Maxine herself suffers from chronic fatigue and has been training hard to be able to attempt the challenge.

Donations will be gratefully received for this amazing charity by clicking on the link here. Every penny donated goes directly to the charity.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 06 December 2016 10:08

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Could driverless cars pose challenges for investigators as well as insurers?

The news of the trialling of the first ‘driverless’ taxi service in Singapore in August brought back under the public gaze the growing use of autonomous technology in vehicles and the prospect in the near future of fully autonomous cars.

The advent of such vehicles poses issues for the legal profession, the insurance industry in particular and also – for nothing is perfect – accident investigators.

The main issue for the insurance industry is that of liability. The Association of British Insurers (ABI) has asserted that in cases where the vehicle is fully autonomous and there is no opportunity for the driver/passenger to intervene, then liability will rest with the manufacturer. Indeed, the motor industry itself, in a report for the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders by KPMG published last year, accepted that ‘…liability will shift from drivers to manufacturers’.

Last Updated on Thursday, 24 November 2016 10:35

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