Start Time
9:15 AM
End Time
3.45 PM
There will be CPD hours awarded to attendees. Please check directly with your association or awarding body to see how many points they will award.

About this Conference

The topic of claims is never far from the news, last year saw the introduction of the new Personal Injuries Guidelines, and we are already seeing the implications of them.

This event will examine the new guidelines in more detail, as well as the Judicial impact. We will explore how to tackle and report insurance fraud, how to defend and avoid claims, the law when it comes to CCTV, the growing trend of mediation, and the future outlook on the industry.

This is a must attend event, as you will hear the latest updates from leading barristers, an Garda Siochana, legal professionals and much more. All attendees will get access to highly informative presentations, will have ample Q&A opportunities, and will be able to access all video presentations after the event.


Conference Chairperson & Opening Remarks

Roger Murray SC, Partner, Callan Tansey Solicitors

High Court judgment on the constitutionality of the Personal Injuries Guidelines

  • Outcomes of the judgement

Mark Curran Barrister-at-Law, Accredited Mediator, Law Library

The Judicial Impact of the new personal injury’s guidelines for awards

  • Overview of the personal injury guidelines
  • Impact of the guidelines on awards
  • Do the Guidelines represent a fair, realistic, and accurate position?
  • Challenges and Uncertainty
  • The future of claims
  • Case Law

Martin Browne, Partner, Beale & Co LLP

The Future of Claims & Technology

  • Data Protection Breaches and personal injury
  • Whether class actions for data protection breaches on the horizon
  • Remote hearings under Civil Law and Criminal Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2020

Patrick Crowe BL, Law Library

Insurance Fraud – How Can Insurers Best Prepare for Future Trends?

  • What is Insurance Fraud
  • Rationale for Criminal Investigations
  • Evidence
  • Difference between Civil and Criminal cases
  • What Insurance Industry can do
  • Reports of suspected Insurance Fraud to An Garda Síochána

Detective Inspector Mel Smyth, Garda National Economic Crime Bureau

Discovery - Case law and tactics to help avoid pitfalls when investigating

Defending Claims from an Organisations Perspective

  • Employers Liability
  • Public Liability
  • Defamation

How to avoid claims

  • Reducing Liability Through Efficient Claims Management

Carrie McDermott, Solicitor, Dispute Resolution Department, MDM Solicitors

CCTV Footage

  • Do individuals who take claims against other individuals have the right to acquire CCTV footage from an unrelated organisation of either party
  • Can Court Orders compel organisations to release such footage to claimants and/or their legal representatives?
  • Are there technological solutions that allow redacting as appropriate in such circumstances?
Andrea Gilligan BL, Law Library

Mediation in Claims Handling - A growing trend

Who Should Attend?

The conference content and advice will relate to all involved directly or indirectly in the claim’s management and Personal Injury processes from solicitors, barristers, regulators, government departments, semi-state agencies, insurers, employers, healthcare professionals, corporate firms and consultants to name just a few.


Mark Curran BL
Barrister at Law
Patrick Crowe BL
Barrister at Law
Mel Smyth
Detective Inspector
Martin Browne
Partner, Beale & Co LLP
Carrie McDermott
Solicitor, MDM Solicitors
Andrea Gilligan
BL, Law Library
Roger Murray SC
Joint Managing Partner, Head of Medical Negligence Dept, Callan Tansey Solicitors


Early Bird Rate: €435 + VAT (LIMITED OFFER)

Full rate €535 + VAT

Please note the early bird discount can close sooner than expected once a certain number of seats fill up, therefore your prompt booking is strongly advised to avoid disappointment

Discounts available for bookings of 3 or more.