Tuesday 14 November 2017 – Central London

Part 36 Conference Flyer

  • LJ Jackson’s proposals
  • 10% extra damages
  • Interest
  • Indemnity costs
  • Fixed Costs
  • Children
  • ATE insurance
  • Late offers and withdrawing offers
  • Late acceptance
  • Calderbank offers
  • Special PI rules
  • QOCS
  • Restrictions
  • Court permission
  • Case law
  • Tactics
9.30am Registration
10.00am Kerry’s introductory remarks
10.15am Ben Williams QC on late acceptance of a claimant’s offer
11.15am Tea/Coffee
11.30am David Pilling on Part 36 principles, budgeting and case law
1.00pm Lunch
1.45pm Kerry on LJ Jackson’s proposal of a fixed Part 36 % uplift on fixed costs and how to make the most of it
3.00pm Tea/Coffee
3.15pm David Pilling and Kerry on everything else and Q&A session
4.15pm Kerry’s closing remarks

Early bird discount: Book and pay by 2 October and the fee is £250 plus VAT. After the 2 October the fee is £300 plus VAT. Lunch and conference materials are included.

The Speakers
Kerry Underwood

Kerry is a solicitor and senior partner of Underwoods Solicitors. He is a lecturer, writer, broadcaster and former employment judge.
He writes regular columns for the Law Society’s Civil Justice Section newsletter, Solicitors Journal, New Law Journal, Litigation Funding and Practical Law.
He is the author of several books including Fixed Costs, Personal Injuries Small Claims, Portals and Fixed Costs, Qualified One-way Cost Shifting, Section 57 and Set-off and No win, No fee, No worries.
Kerry has extensive experience in virtually all types of civil litigation and has appeared as an advocate in many high profile and reported cases.
His firm sponsors Hemel Hempstead Town FC and Hemel Stags Rugby League Club.
Kerry travels extensively, most recently trekking across the Sahara desert for the Lord’s Taverners Charity for Disabled and Disadvantaged Children.

Kerry Underwood
Ben Williams QC

Ben is a commercial practitioner with an emphasis on insurance related disputes. He has particular expertise in the field of motor insurance and the MIB, having acted in almost all of the major appellate cases in the long-running credit hire litigation.
Ben is also an expert on the law relating to solicitors, having for many years been an editor of Cordery on Legal Services. Although especially well-known for his expertise in funding arrangements, retainers, costs and legal expenses insurance, Ben also acts in solicitors negligence claims and a wide range of disciplinary and regulatory matters touching solicitors and claims management organisations.
Ben is also widely instructed in general matters of civil procedure, especially at an appellate level, having a strong reputation as a ‘problem-solver’ to whom solicitors turn when a case is in procedural trouble, for example where relief from sanction is required.
He is also acknowledged as an expert on consumer law, having been at the forefront of the challenges to the now repealed ‘Doorstep Selling’ regulations, and various claims management schemes such as Claims Direct and TAG.

Ben Williams QC
David Pilling

David Pilling was educated at the Universities of Sheffield, California at Santa Barbara and Manchester Metropolitan, and was called to the bar in 1999.
David’s main areas of practice are Costs, Clinical Negligence and Personal Injury.
Prior to practice at the Bar he was a director of a legal costs company advising and representing major insurer clients and local authorities. He is now regularly instructed by both receiving and paying parties at first instance and on appeal in relation to all matters involving civil costs including increasingly costs budgeting hearings. As well as costs issues arising from personal injury and commercial claims David was extensively involved in costs litigation arising from the North West Child Abuse Cases group action and also has experience of dealing with the costs of receivers and trustees in bankruptcy in both civil and criminal matters as well as costs in planning and CPO related matters
Having had the benefit of a clinical negligence pupillage his predominantly Claimant clinical negligence practice now encompasses claims ranging from dental and cosmetic negligence through to maximum severity cerebral palsy claims, including attendance at inquests. David also handles pharmaceutical and product liability claims. He has a particular interest in claims which raise difficult questions involving consent and/or causation.

David Pilling