The Clinical Negligence Debate
8:30 Registration & Exhibition
9:00 Chairman’s Welcome: Simon Readhead QC
9:10 Headline Sponsor: Hayes Medicals
9:20 Keynote speech: The Lord Faulks, QC “Clinical negligence – has it got out of hand?”
Topic 1: Is it right to blame defendants for rising costs? 
9.40 Peter Walsh, AvMA 
10:05 Panel Session
Peter Walsh, AvMA
Matthew Hoe, FOIL
Ed Glasgow, Kennedys
Ian Cohen, Simpson Millar
11:00 Refreshments & Exhibition
Topic 2: Mediation: damp squib or ready for take off?
11:30 Quentin Smith
11:55 Panel Session
Quentin Smith
James Bell, Hodge Jones & Allen
Andrea Barnes, Trust Mediation
Vicky Morris, Weightmans
12:40 Lunch & Exhibition
Topic 3: Have changes to consent affected surgeons’ approach to care?
13:40 Mike McNicholas, Knee Surgeon 
14:05 Panel Session
Mike McNicholas
Andrew Axon, Parklane Plowden
Jim Watts, East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust
14:45 Refreshments & Exhibition
Topic 4: Will a rise in healthcare costs lead to a rise in claims?
15:15 Mike McKenna, Hill Dickinson
15:40 Panel Session
Mike McKenna, Hill Dickinson
Lisa Dobie, 1 Chancery Lane
Claire Petts, Clyde & Co
16:30 Chair to close conference