The 16th Annual Grange Conference Programme Highlights


The 16th Annual Grange Conference - Programme Highlights

Monday 25 September 2017

Judicial assessment of expert evidence

Master Evan Bell, LLB, MBA PhD. Queen's Bench and matrimonial Master, Northern Ireland court of Judicature, Belfast.

Inquests from the expert's perspective
Professor John Cooper QC, 25 Bedford Row Chambers and Visiting Professor of Law, Cardiff University. 

Potential therapeutic uses for non-medical drugs
Professor David Nutt DM, FRCP FRCPsych, FSB FMedSci. Facility of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Imperial College London. 

Benzodiazepine litigation:based on fact or fiction?

Dr Cosmo Hallström MD FRCP FRCPsych. Consultant Psychiatrist. 

Tuesday 26 September 2017

Implications of DSM-5 and ICD-11 "pathological grief" definitions for personal injury claims

Dr Kari Carstairs BA (Hons) Oxon, PsyD, ABAP, AFBPsS, CUEW, Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Director of Carstairs Psychological Associates & Mr Nicholas Tubb LLB Hons. Partner in the clinical negligence team Shoosmiths LLP/Access Legal. 

Prognosis in adjustment disorders
Professor Patricia Casey, MB BCh BAO, MRCPsych, MD, FRCPsych, FRCPI; Professor of Psychiatry, University College, Dublin. 

Prognosis in depressive disorders
Professor Chess Denman, MB, BS FRCPsych; Medical Director, Cambridge and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust

Ascertaining and establishing standards for experts in family courts
Professor Jane L. Ireland, MSc, GDL, PHD. Professor of Forensic Psychology, University of Central Lancashire and Violence Treatment Lead, Mersey Care NHS Trust.

Wednesday 27 September 2017

10 recent cases about which the expert psychiatric witness must know.

Mr David Boyle MA (Cantab), Barrister at Deans Court Chambers

Reforming mental capacity and mental health law: replacing the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards, and what next for the Mental Health Act?
Mr Tim Spencer-Lane, Senior Lawyer at the Law Commission

Parallel Session/Options: Developing your expert witness skills
1. Case Based Discussions: 

Spend half the afternoon having a report analysed by a peer and the other half of the afternoon analysing someone else’s report - you will inevitably teach and learn in both discussions.
2. Report Writing Masterclass with Professor Keith Rix & Private Consultation: 

The masterclass will distil best practice from previously submitted expert reports followed by a private consultation (by appointment with a Grange Trustee) to gain expert advice on your own report.
Black Tie Dinner, The Library, Ripley Castle
After dinner speaker: Dr Carl Gray

Formerly Medical Director and consultant Pathologist, Harrogate District General Hospital

Thursday 28 September 2017

Issues in relation to dissociative identify disorder and therapies for DID and related conditions

Ms Pamela Radcliffe, Barrister
Keynote address: The Supreme Court Lecture by the Rt Hon Lord Hodge, Justice of the UK Supreme Court

The skilled witness

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