APIL military claims conference 2014 – Churchill War Rooms, London

Following the huge success of last year’s event, we are delighted to bring you details of APIL’s third annual military claims conference.

We have a fantastic line-up of speakers who will cover the following topics:-

09:00 Registration
09:30 – 09:40 Welcome to the conference

Chair: Grant Evatt, Co-ordinator of APIL’s Military SIG, Partner, Hillary Meredith Solicitors, London

09:40 – 10:20 Combat immunity update

Speaker: David Knifton, Barrister, Exchange Chambers, Liverpool, Manchester and Leeds

10:20 – 11:00 Military accountability: one of the last constitutional battlefields

Speaker: Professor Roger Smith OBE, Visiting Professor of Law at London South Bank University, Honorary Professor at the University of Kent, Solicitor, Freelance Researcher and Writer

11.00 – 11:20 Break
11:20 – 12:00 BLESMA – The Limbless Veterans

Speaker: Bill Gillett, Support Officer for the South East, BLESMA, Essex

12:00 – 13:00 Valuing a serviceman’s claims for loss of earnings, benefits and pension

Speaker: Chris Barnes, Barrister, Exchange Chambers, Liverpool, Manchester and Leeds

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 14:05 Welcome back

Chair: Grant Evatt, Co-ordinator of APIL’s Military SIG, Partner, Hilary Meredith Solicitors, London

14:05 – 14:30 Presidential address

Speaker: John Spencer, Incoming APIL President, Spencers Solicitors Ltd, Chesterfield

14:30 – 15:00 Investments and trusts for AFCS awards and civil damages

Speaker: Andrew Sands, Nestor Financial Group Ltd, Bury

15:00 – 15:15 Refreshment break
15:15 – 15:55 Bullying and harassment in the Armed Forces

Speaker: Tim Meakin, Barrister, 7 Bedford Row, London

15:55 – 16:45 What trauma can do to brain and behaviour

Speaker: Professor Richard Wise, Imperial College, London

16:45 Close of conference

*Speakers and topics are subject to change