The Clinical Negligence Debate
8:30 Registration & Exhibition
9:00 Chairman’s Welcome: Simon Readhead QC
9:10 Headline Sponsor: Hayes Medicals
Topic 1: Is it right to blame defendants for rising costs? 
9.20 Peter Walsh, AvMA 
9:40 Panel Session
Peter Walsh, AvMA
Stephen Hines, FOIL
Ed Glasgow, Kennedys
Ian Cohen, Simpson Millar
Topic 2: Mediation: damp squib or ready for take off?
10:20 Quentin Smith
10:40 Panel Session
Quentin Smith
James Bell, Hodge Jones & Allen
Andrea Barnes, Trust Mediation
Other panelists to be confirmed
11.20 Refreshments & Exhibition
Topic 3: Have changes to consent affected surgeons’ approach to care?
11:50 Mike McNicholas, Knee Surgeon 
12:10 Panel Session
Mike McNicholas
Andrew Axon, Parklane Plowden
Other panelists to be confirmed
12:50 Lunch & Exhibition
Topic 4: Would privatisation of the NHS create indemnity issues?
13:50 Speaker TBC
14:10 Panel Session
Topic 5: Will a rise in healthcare costs lead to a rise in claims?
14:50 Speaker TBC
15:10 Panel Session
Lisa Dobie, 1 Chancery Lane
Other panelists to be confirmed
15.50 Refreshments & Exhibition
16:20 Keynote speech
16:50 Chair to close conference