APIL Clinical Negligence Conference 2014

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As a Partner in the Clinical Negligence team, I am fortunate to be able to attend some very informative and entertaining medico-legal events.

Patricia Wakeford and I had the privilege of attending the annual Clinical Negligence Conference organised by APIL (Association of Personal Injury Lawyers) last Thursday and Friday. The Conference is always extremely well attended by solicitors and barristers working to support injured individuals and attracts very high calibre speakers, many of whom are eminent specialists in their chosen medical field. The 2014 Conference was no exception, and was held at the very fine venue of Heythrop Park in Oxfordshire.

The broad theme of this year's Conference was General Surgery. However the talks that we were able to enjoy included those on a wide variety of related topics including radiology, microbiology, urological surgery, bariatric surgery, anaesthetics and pressure sores. It was clear from the frantic scribbling of many of the delegates and the number of questions that were asked of the speakers at the end of their respective talks, that the speakers were both informative and engaging.

The lunch breaks formed an opportunity to review the complementary services offered by a number of Conference sponsors, whilst the dinner and entertainment on the Thursday evening enabled everyone to network with colleagues and friends from other firms and barristers chambers.

As I had anticipated, this was an extremely worthwhile and enjoyable conference – one of the best events in the annual calendar, and I look forward to hopefully being able to attend next year's event.

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About the Authors

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Kym specialises in clinical negligence claims and heads our clinical negligence team in Southampton.

Kym Provan
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Photograph of Patricia Wakeford

Patricia is a Senior Associate, in our Clinical Negligence team, and is also a qualified midwife with many years of experience working in the NHS.

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