Compensate Personal Injury Network Conference 2013

Speaking at a Conference

We are pleased to announce the first Compensate Network Conference.

This will be the inaugural Compensate Personal Injury Network Conference which is intended to be both an educational and informative conference on a range of subjects relating to, but not exclusively on, personal injury as well as a chance for members to interact with our panel and have true networking benefits.

The conference is exclusive to members of the network.

Date: Friday 7th June
Venue: Grand Central Hotel, Glasgow
Time: 12:30 - 4:30 pm

The programme will offer a balanced range of subjects covering: personal injury, health and safety, the changing legal landscape, employment and marketing, as well as a lively panel debate on subjects including: the recent announcement on court closures.  The conference encourages networking between members with both pre-event lunch and post event drinks reception.

Programme Overview:

12.30pm   -  Networking lunch
1.30pm     -  Opening address - Gordon Dalyell, David Wilson
1.40pm     -  What every litigation lawyer needs to know - Graeme Garrett
2.05pm     -  Opportunities for High Street Firms -  Nicholas Scullion
2.30pm     -  Personal Injury - Panel discussion:
                               Graeme Garrett - Digby Brown
                               Gary Allan QC, Compass Chambers
                               Nicholas Scullion - Scullion Law
                               Sue Grant - Digby Brown
                               Gordon Dalyell - Digby Brown and APIL Executive
3.00pm     -  Coffee
3.15pm     -  Break out sessions:
                      Clinical Negligence Update - Sue Grant*
                      OR
                      Employment Update - Douglas Jaap*
3.40pm     -  What does the future hold for Criminal
                   Practice in Scotland? - Gary Allan QC
4.20pm     -  Closing remarks
4.30pm     -  Drinks reception and networking

Speakers include:

Graeme Garrett, Digby Brown Solicitors – What every litigation lawyer needs to know

Will the Taylor Review look like the Jackson Review? Alternative Business Structures, Gill Review, Court closures…..Graeme will cover what you need to know about the changes effecting your business over the next five years.  

Graeme has nearly 40 years’ experience in personal injury litigation, high profile cases and contributing to legal debate at national and international level.


Nicholas Scullion, Scullion Law – Opportunities for High Street Firms

Nicholas will provide a frontline view on the challenges of legal aid franchising, changes to conveyancing panel appointments, ABS and discuss the benefits to your business of specialising and collaborating with firms with expertise in other areas of law.

Nicholas is Managing Director of Scullion Law and mainly practices in the road traffic and business law departments.


Gary Allan QC – What does the future hold for Criminal Practice in Scotland?

Gary is recently returned to private practice after three years as Senior Advocate Depute in the Crown Office where he was involved in most of the recent high profile fatal and serious health and safety cases in Scotland. He is uniquely placed to provide insights into health and safety crimes, fatal accident inquiries and the future of criminal law practice in Scotland.


* Sue Grant, Digby Brown Solicitors, Clinical Negligence update

Head of Clinical Negligence at Digby Brown, Sue will provide an update on new rules and practices and discuss the future of clinical and medical negligence litigation in Scotland.  - break out session option 1

Head of Clinical Negligence at Digby Brown, Sue has more than 20 years experience in personal injury and clinical negligence litigation and is a Law Society of Scotland and APIL accredited specialist in these fields.


* Douglas Jaap - Digby Brown Solicitors, Employment update

Using his experience in employment law and civil litigation across Scotland and throughout the UK, Douglas will provide an update on changes to the rules governing employment tribunals and provide an overview of other developments in the field. - break out session option 2

Douglas has wealth of experience in all aspects of employment law including representing clients at employment tribunals, employment appeal tribunals and the courts. He is a Civil Solicitor Advocate with experience in Scotland and throughout the UK.