06 October, 2015
There was a fantastic turn out for the annual Retail Legal Update Seminar at the Met Hotel on Friday 11th September with retail clients and insurers in attendance.
Speakers included Chris Booth who provided an update on fraud issues in the retail sector focusing on fundamental dishonesty, Medco and the disapplication of QOCS. Siobhan Hardy, gave an insight into the tricks that some Claimant solicitors are using pre and post litigation following the significant changes in the costs regime and the CPR over the last couple of years. Nigel McCloy gave a helpful commentary on the most recent retail sector cases and David Pickford discussed how retailers can reduce violent incidents involving their staff and how to deal with claims that arise when violent incidents have occurred.
We were also delighted to be joined by two distinguished barristers, Michael Ditchfield from Kings Chambers and Tom Rochford from St Philips Chambers. Michael Ditchfield spoke about the growing area of disease claims as solicitors are looking to diversify away from fixed fee work and turn their attentions to disease claims in the retail setting and Tom Rochford examined the impact of The Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013, with specific focus on the retail sector.
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