We’re looking forward to the second of two webinars with APIL focusing on Wrongful Birth Claims with Lizanne Gumbel QC and Shahram Sharghy discussing presenting, defending and valuing a claim at 1pm on 10th March 2022. This session can be watched as a stand-alone webinar, or alongside part one of the series – Wrongful birth claims: Theory, law and practice – The principles and the law: Claims for wrongful birth – A practical review.

When: 1 – 2 pm, 10th March 2022

Where: Live or on demand

CPD: 1 point

Book your place here.

This webinar will cover:

  • Summary
  • Brief overview of the authorities
  • PSLA
  • Loss of earnings
  • Court of Protection costs
  • Recoverable special damages ‘cost of upbringing’
    • Care and case management
    • Parent claiming cost of gratuitous care
    • Accommodation
    • Therapies, treatment, aids and equipment
    • Transport
    • Holiday
    • Education
  • Interim payments
  • Periodical Payment Orders (“PPOs”) and/or lump sums
    • Does the court have jurisdiction to make an order for periodical payments in wrongful birth cases?
    • If it does, what does the court have to take into account when making an order?
    • Why would a claimant or a defendant want a PPO?
    • Relationship with interim payments
  • Private treatment v NHS treatment?
  • Period of recoverability for future losses

Lizanne Gumbel QC (Silk: 1999 Call: 1974) is a leading practitioner in Clinical Negligence and Personal Injury claims. Lizanne has a distinguished reputation for representing Claimants with highly complex claims for catastrophic injury. In clinical negligence she has particular expertise and experience in birth damage and neo-natal claims but acts in claims arising in a wide range of circumstances.  In personal injury she acts for Claimants with head injuries, spinal injuries and other complex multiple injuries. Lizanne is also experienced at representing Claimants in high profile multi-party actions.

Shahram Sharghy (Call: 2000) is a specialist personal injury and clinical negligence barrister with extensive expertise in handling complex and catastrophic claims including brain injury, spinal cord injury and fatal accidents. He regularly represents claimants in the Coroner’s Court, the High Court and in the Court of Appeal.