Personal Injury Conference 2014


Course Date: June 12, 2014

Total: 1h 15min

Welcome and Introduction

Jan L. Lindsay, QC — Lindsay LLP, Vancouver
James D. Vilvang, QC — Richards Buell Sutton LLP, Vancouver

Case Law Update

Karen E. Jamieson — Murray Jamieson, Vancouver
Alison L. Murray, QC — Murray Jamieson, Vancouver

Does Gender Matter? Special Consideration for Claims by Women

  • medical dimensions of women’s injuries
  • assessing damages in context
  • practical strategies for advancing claims

Krista L. Simon — Hammerberg Lawyers LLP, Vancouver

Networking Break

Subrogation

Jan A. Fishman — Fishman Lawyers, Vancouver

Assessing Medical Evidence in Soft Tissue Claims

  • patient complaints and objective evidence
  • exposing underlying assumptions
  • moving from facts to opinions

Kevin Gourlay — Murphy Battista LLP, Vancouver
Callum G. Kelly — Stevens Virgin, Vancouver
Aleksandra Mihailovic — Stevens Virgin, Vancouver

Networking Lunch

Mediation Summaries and Settlement Briefs

  • what to do and why to do it
  • what is effective and what is not effective
  • plaintiff and defence perspectives

 Peter Collins — Harris & Brun, Vancouver
 Sanjana P. Khaira — Sanjana Khaira Law Corporation, Surrey

Emerging Therapies in the Management of Chronic Pain

  • case law on new therapies
  • the theory behind the new therapies
  • matching therapies with practitioners
  • working with the experts

Lee Cowley — Cowley & Company, Surrey

Costs Update

  • costs issues generally in personal injury litigation
  • PST/GST and non-taxable costs
  • cost assessment hearings

 Registrar Kathryn Sainty — Supreme Court of BC, Vancouver
 Christopher J. Hope — Lindsay LLP, Vancouver

Networking Break

Cross-Examination of an Opposing Medical Expert: From Strategy to Tactics

  • developing the plan
  • focusing on the issues that will count
  • staying on message and staying out of trouble

 James U. Buckley — Slater Vecchio LLP, Vancouver
 Harvi S. Grewal — Quinlan Abrioux, Vancouver

Concluding Remarks

Jan L. Lindsay, QC — Lindsay LLP, Vancouver
James D. Vilvang, QC — Richards Buell Sutton LLP, Vancouver