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Acting in personal injury matters - avoid the quicksand!
Thursday 25 October 2018, 01:00pm - 02:30pm

This session is based on claims experiences, data and research from the Northern Territory, South Australia and other Australian jurisdictions. 

Venue:  Law Society Northern Territory, Level 3, 9 Cavenagh Street, Darwin
Cost: $148.50 incl GST
Level: Suitable for all levels of legal practice

This CPD will be video linked to the Alice Springs Supreme Court.

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Overview 

A brief overview of personal Injury claims profile will be given. A number of ‘typical’ personal injury claims with major payouts will be examined. Videos will highlight the challenges in this area and, with the assistance of NT personal injuries lawyer, Victoria Bell from Tindall Gask Bentley Lawyers, participants will have an opportunity to identify associated risk management issues and discuss how lawyers can best protect their clients, and themselves.

Attendees will leave understanding the importance of implementing a clear risk management strategy in the handling of personal injury matters by:

  • ensuring policies and procedures are in place,
  • demonstrating appropriate leadership, and
  • providing a comprehensive risk management culture

 

Presenters: Jane LeMessurier, Legal Profession Risk Management Expert, LeMessurier Harrington Consulting & Victoria Bell, Partner, Tindall Gask Bentley Lawyers

Jane LeMessurier LLB is a partner in LeMessurier Harrington Consulting. She has a background in private legal practice, education and professional indemnity insurance. Jane assists groups to provide better and safer services to reduce claims and complaints and increase client satisfaction, referrals and profit.

Victoria Bell, Partner at Tindall Gask Bentley Lawyers is a personal injury lawyer with a wealth of experience. She has successfully represented injured people in claims for motr vehicle accidents, personal injury, workers compensation, Defence, ComCare, asbestos and chemical exposure. She is driven by helping clients secure justice and getting the best possible result, while gaining access to the right rehabilitation services. 

Earn 1.5 CPD Points in Practice management and business skills

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Level 3, 9 Cavenagh Street
Darwin NT 0800

Mailing Address

GPO Box 2388
Darwin NT 0801

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Telephone: (08) 8981 5104
Fax: (08) 8941 1623
Email: lawsoc@lawsocietynt.asn.au
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