27th September 2019




Keynote Speaker: The Hon Mr Justice Robin Spencer



Plenary Sessions – to include



“The complexities of nerve and chest injuries”


Mr Aman Coonar, Consultant Surgeon

Chest injuries


Tom Quick, Consultant Surgeon

Brachial plexus and peripheral nerve injuries






Chair Patricia Hitchcock QC


““Privacy in litigation - surveillance, social media and recordings of expert appointments”


Marcus Grant, Barrister, Temple Garden Chambers


Dr Gaby Parker, Consultant Clinical Neuropsychologist





Chair Dr Jon Valentine


Whither CRPS?


Current thinking about the mechanism of CRPS - generation and maintenance

Dr Rajesh Munglani, Pain Medicine Consultant


Origins, Diagnosis and Prognosis of CRPS: can we integrate medical, psychiatric and behavioural perspectives?"

Professor George Ikkos, Consultant Psychiatrist


Medico-legal implications of the diagnostic debate

Pankaj Madan, Barrister, 12 King’s Bench Walk




Somatic Symptom Disorders: definitions, causation and prognosis

Dr Michael Spencer, Consultant Psychiatrist


Paul Mallett, Consultant Psychiatrist





Chair: Stuart McKechnie QC, Barrister, 9 Gough Square


What are the implications of Darnley v Croydon Healthcare Services?

Deborah Blythe, Partner, Head of Clinical Negligence, Russell Cooke


“Another year of expert evidence: gold stars and the naughty step”

Julian Benson, Guildhall Chambers


Closing remarks Patricia Hitchcock QC