18 June 2010
Leading personal injury and clinical negligence firm Leigh Day & Co is holding a symposium in London on 22 June 2010 on wrongful death. The firm has gathered together a group of nationally recognised experts to examine the problems surrounding the investigations into wrongful deaths, the inadequate redress and compensation that is currently available and the limited extent to which society learns the lessons from these unnecessary deaths. The financial and emotional cost of wrongful deaths is enormous and we hope that the symposium will lead to constructive and positive suggestions for reform.
We are delighted that our keynote speaker is Shami Chakrabarti, director of Liberty. Other speakers include Frances Swaine, partner and head of the human rights department at Leigh Day; Deborah Coles, co-director of Inquest; Rabinder Singh QC, Matrix Chambers; Cynthia Barlow, chair Roadpeace; Russell Levy, partner and head of the clinical negligence department at Leigh Day; Sally Moore, partner and head of the personal injury department at Leigh Day; Peter Walsh, chief executive Action against Medical Accidents; Maurice Bloch, Professor of Social Anthropology, LSE; and Steve Tombs, Professor of Sociology, Liverpool John Moores University.
Topics to be covered include:
- Problems with the current inquest process
- The legal duty to investigate deaths
- Cheaper to kill than injure
- Prevention and deterrence
- Accountability for corporate killing
For more information about the symposium please contact Nisha Patel on 020 7650 1200.
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