Stewarts will be hosting a case managers’ and rehab professionals’ training event from 13 to 15 April 2021. This will be broken down into a series of one-hour webinars held over three consecutive lunch breaks. The sessions will be hosted by Partners Warren Maxwell and Nichola Fosler

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Tuesday 13 April 2021

1:00 – 1:30 pm  – Role of the expert
1:30 – 2:00 pm  – Urological problems and their treatment following spinal cord injury

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Eliot Woolf QC, Barrister, Outer Temple Chambers

Eliot Woolf QC specialises exclusively in the fields of Clinical Negligence and Personal Injury (domestic and international). His Clinical Negligence practice is wide ranging, representing both claimants and defendants. His Personal Injury work has a focus on catastrophic brain and spinal injury claims, military claims and foreign accident / group illness claims.

Mr Julian Shah, Consultant Urological Surgeon, University College Hospital London

Mr Julian Shah, Consultant Urological SurgeonThirty years of specialisation has put Julian Shah firmly at the top of his field, with a practice handling many tertiary referrals (i.e from other specialists). His work as a neuro-urologist in reconstructive surgery and the rehabilitation of spinal cord injuries has helped hundreds of patients and has given him the expertise to deal effectively with bladder problems caused by trauma or disease.


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Wednesday 14 April 2021

1.00 – 1.50 pm – Panel discussion on topical issues in care claims
1:50 – 2:00 pm – Palizban v Protech (UK) Limited – what it means to case managers and record-keeping

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Abbie Udall, Occupational Therapist & Case Manager, Abbie Udall Associates

Abbie Udall, Occupational Therapist & Case ManagerAbbie is an occupational therapist by back ground and qualified in 2011. She is registered with the Royal College of Occupational Therapists, HCPC, British Association of Brain Injury Case Managers and the Case Managers Society UK.

Abbie Udall Associates provides independent case management services for clients following a serious injury.


Gerard McDermott QC, Barrister, Outer Temple Chambers

Gerard needs little introduction in the serious injury world. Called as a barrister in 1978 and made Queen’s Counsel in 1999, Gerard is recognised as undertaking the most complex personal injury cases. Gerard represents clients with a whole range of injuries arising from medical malpractice, product defects or road traffic accidents.

Gerard was Lead Counsel for the Health Authority in the Shipman Inquiry. He has also been instructed in several other high-profile inquests.


Fiona Johnson, Care Expert, Fiona Johnston Ltd

Fiona Johnson, Care ExpertFiona is an experienced Expert Witness in Care, Case Manager, and Independent Healthcare Consultant. She qualified as a Registered General Nurse in 1985 and began her career working at Manchester Royal Infirmary. Fiona later gained a Bachelor of Sciences degree and Post Graduate Diploma in Nursing. She worked in a number of clinical and managerial roles in the NHS until 2006.

Her very significant clinical experience and knowledge of these areas provide her with an in-depth insight into a number of clinical areas. She is instructed by Claimant and Defendant solicitors and undertakes reports on both liability and quantum.


Nickie Maple-Pearson, Associate Solicitor, Stewarts

Nickie specialises in conducting serious injury cases with complicated causal elements, and cases where clients have complained about their previous legal advisers.

Nickie acted for a young soldier discharged from the Army on medical grounds as a result of physical and psychiatric injuries, and for a young girl who sustained multiple, life-changing fractures and scarring to her dominant right arm and shoulder. Both cases settled for significant sums.


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Thursday 15 April 2021

1:00 – 1:25pm – GDPR and its impact on case management
1:25 – 1:50pm  – Traumatic brain injury and impaired insight: the challenges
1:50 – 2:00pm – Swift v Carpenter

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Florence Maxwell, Senior Associate Solicitor, Clarion 

Florence Maxwell, Senior Associate Solicitor, Clarion Florence works closely with businesses to understand their commercial needs and concerns, providing advice and assistance with their day-to-day running.

Florence is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/E). She advises businesses, ranging from owner-managed businesses to international PLCs, on data protection, including the implications of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Data Protection Act 2018. Florence helps businesses conduct internal audits to locate and understand what personal data is being processed and whether that processing is GDPR compliant, and she advises them on steps they need to take to improve their processes and documentation.


Dr David Todd, Clinical Psychologist specialising in Neuropsychology, Reconnect Psychology

David is a clinical psychologist working with individuals and their families after acquired brain injury, and is involved in developing and facilitating rehabilitation programmes in post-acute, community and residential settings. He works therapeutically with people in managing relationships, emotions and cognition as directed by the individual’s personal goals.

He is active in contributing practice-based evidence and producing research and teaches on Leeds University’s Doctorate in Clinical Psychology.


 > Click here to register for 15 April




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