Defending Personal Injury 2016


Course Date: February 4, 2016

Total: 5h 37min

Introduction

Robert C. Brun, QC — Harris & Brun, Vancouver

Expert Evidence: Challenging of Same

  • expert reports: how to object to opinion evidence
  • avoiding boilerplate objections
  • how and when to object to expert opinion evidence

The Honourable Mr. Justice Douglas Thompson — Supreme Court of BC, Nanaimo
Master Douglas Baker — Supreme Court of BC, Vancouver

Counsel’s Role as Gatekeeper

  • who is in charge of medical management?
  • mitigation and treatment recommendations
  • failure to follow medical recommendations

Jan L. Lindsay, QC — Lindsay LLP, Vancouver

Networking Break

Jury Trials—Closing Argument Follies

  • how to avoid a mistrial
  • who pays the costs of a mistrial?

Ian D. Aikenhead, QC — AMJ Law, Vancouver

Medical and Legal Causation

  • an update on the latest appellate decisions

David W. Pilley — Harper Grey LLP, Vancouver

Expert Evidence: The Role of the Family Doctor

  • how to deal with a sympathetic family doctor
  • avenues to challenge a family doctor—for defence counsel

Alison L. Murray, QC — Murray Jamieson, Vancouver

Networking Lunch

Over Prescription of Narcotic Painkillers: Physician Heal Thy Self

  • physician liability for prescription narcotic painkillers
  • drug therapy vs. drug addiction

Robert C. Brun, QC — Harris & Brun, Vancouver
Dr. Thomas L. Perry — Dept. of Anesthesiology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver

Defending Claims Brought by Unrepresented Litigants

  • vexations claims: searching for wheat in the chaff
  • best practices when dealing with unrepresented litigants

Jennifer J.L. Brun — Harris & Brun, Vancouver

Networking Break

Juman v. Doucette Re-Visited

  • a review of recent decisions

Rebecca Buchanan — Harris & Brun, Vancouver

Cultural Norms and Neuropsychological Assessments

  • limitations on the use of neuropsychological analysis
  • one size does not fit all—one size may not fit anyone

Dr. Hendre Viljoen, RPsych — Director, HeadWise Rehabilitation, Surrey

Concluding Remarks

Robert C. Brun, QC — Harris & Brun, Vancouver