On 16th June 2015 the Chest and Asbestos Disease Group at Slater and Gordon were proud to host a Medico-Legal Conference in conjunction with St John’s Building Chambers in Sheffield.
The event featured guest speakers providing tips for medico-legal reporting and avoidance of potential pitfalls.
In attendance were medico legal and industrial hygiene experts as well as a district judge, lung cancer nurse specialist, and representative of the local asbestos victims’ support group.
Speakers included civil law barrister, Rebecca Sutton, with a lively presentation by Joseph O’Brien of St John’s Buildings Chambers.
A presentation also given by local District Judge, David Oldham, one of two District Judges responsible for case management of all clinical negligence and mesothelioma claims for South Yorkshire.
Slater and Gordon Principal Lawyer, David Cass, commented, “The evening provided an excellent opportunity to meet directly with experts from Sheffield and South Yorkshire.
“The presentations were designed to provide useful practical information but also to demonstrate to those attending the breadth of expertise available in this area. It is often said that Leeds and Manchester have much to offer, but the event made clear the quality of personal injury professionals locally in Sheffield.
“The example of the expedited court protocol and provision of designated judiciary for the efficient handling of mesothelioma claims in Sheffield was one example highlighted, and the obvious quality of medico-legal professionals locally was confirmed.
“The evening made it clear that personal injury claimants in Sheffield and South Yorkshire are well served by excellent medico-legal experts, dedicated judges and specialist lawyers.”
It is hoped that the event will be only the first of many designed to cement links with local experts and counsel in Sheffield.
If you or someone in your family has suffered from Mesothelioma or an asbestos-related disease, call the expert Personal Injury Solicitors at Slater and Gordon Lawyers on 0800 844 0275 on contact us online.