Experts from across Europe coming to legal seminar

Experts from across Europe will be debating the latest legal issues involving accidents abroad at an event organised by a Shropshire law firm.

Lawyers based in Shropshire and beyond are being invited to the Accidents Abroad Legal Update in Birmingham on March 6.

The event is being organised by Lanyon Bowdler Solicitors, based in Shropshire and Herefordshire, and will feature a panel of high profile guest speakers, including one of the leading barristers who deals with accidents abroad, Bernard Doherty, of Thirty Nine Essex Street in London.

Joining Mr Doherty will be fellow London barrister, Lucy Wyles, who will be talking about the importance of jurisdiction, and Neil Lorimer, of Lanyon Bowdler, who is an award-winning personal injury solicitor specialising in catastrophic injuries.

Also on the panel are European-based lawyers, Antoinette Collignon-Smit Sibinga, of Legaltree in Holland, who is a past president of PEOPIL (Pan European Organisation of Personal Injury Lawyers) and an experienced expert in Dutch Law, and Jon Sutton, head of the international litigation team at De Cotta Law in Malaga, Spain, who assists with advice following accidents in Spain including the Canary Islands.

Independent financial adviser, Paul Rosson, of Frenkel Topping, will talk about the complications of dealing with insurers based overseas, particularly when claiming periodical payments in high value and complex personal injury matters.
Neil Lorimer, head of the accidents abroad team at Lanyon Bowdler, said the event was proving to be very popular.

“We are delighted to have secured such an impressive panel of legal minds, whose combined experience will be hugely useful for everyone who comes along,” he said.

“The event is predominantly aimed at lawyers working within personal injury law, including those who practice in foreign personal injury work.

“We have been pleased with the response so far and we look forward to welcoming more solicitors and barristers from across the midlands to the event.”

Tickets for the event at Malmaison, in The Mailbox, Birmingham, are £100.