Events coming up in 2024 updated 8 February 2024

The Professional Negligence Lawyers Association will hold events in 2024 around the United Kingdom and Ireland. The primary aim of these events is to improve dispute resolution by way of delivering up to date training. This is the only association for non-medical professional negligence specialists and events provide a terrific opportunity for networking with others with similar interests. 2023 has proved to be a year of change in many aspects but the biggest challenge is litigation funding. The inclusion of certain litigation funding agreements as regulated Damages Based Agreements and potentially void for non compliance will have far reaching effects. The Fixed Costs Regime for claims valued up to £100,000 will cause considerable hardship and uncertainty. Recently the ability of the Court to order mandatory alternative dispute resolution could well cause widespread strategic changes. We look forward to seeing more members in 2024 and we will endeavour to provide best possible support for you!

Great memories from the Cheltenham conference in November 2023 hosted by John Carter of BPE Solicitors LLP – PNLA Midlands Representative.

The PNLA are delighted to be in discussions for events in 2024 as follows:

  • London – 19 April 2024 – hosted by Nicole Blakey of Pennington Manches Cooper – PNLA London Representative
  • Bristol – May 2024 – details to be confirmed
  • Dublin –  6 June 2024 – hosted by Harry Fehily and Michael Murphy of Holmes Law – PNLA Ireland Representatives details to be confirmed
  • Edinburgh – 19 September 2024 – hosted by Karen Cornwell of Thorntons Law and Tim Edward of BTO Solicitors LLP  – PNLA  Scotland Representatives – in conjunction with The WS Society
  • London – 3 October 2024 – hosted by Jayna Patel of Dutton Gregory – PNLA South of England Representative – and Outer Temple Chambers
  • Lender Claims event – date to be confirmed – hosted by Andrew Foyle of Shoosmiths – PNLA Lender Claims Group Chair – and Gillian Crotty of Shoosmiths – PNLA Northern Ireland Representative

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  • The Professional Negligence Lawyers’ Association Limited registered in England and Wales No 5206167. Registered Office: 61 Macrae Road Pill Bristol BS20 0DD England
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Booking conferences

  1. The full fee invoice for the conference ticket is payable.
  2. For conferences taking place at a venue on a fixed date, if cancellation is received in writing at least 21 working days before the event the fee will be credited less a £75 administration charge. Substitutions are welcome at any time subject to any variation in price that might be payable if the substitute is not entitled to a discount as a PNLA member or specialist.
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  5. The PNLA and PNLA Training reserve the right without prior notice to vary or cancel an event where the occasion necessitates including changing the password for virtual conference programmes.
  6. The PNLA and PNLA Training accept no liability if, for whatever reason, the event does not take place or access online is not possible.
  7. Large print versions of the hand outs can be made available by prior request. If sufficient notice is not received, it will be provided as soon as possible after the event.
  8. If there are insufficient rooms in the hotel to accommodate all delegates who require one when an overnight stay is involved, we will try to arrange for rooms of a similar quality in a nearby hotel, but the organisers cannot be held responsible if such rooms are not available. Any additional cost will be invoiced to the delegate.
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