Personal Injury Claims: Essential Skills

Starting Price: £188.00

Price excludes VAT

This is a practical and interactive course, covering key areas of Personal Injury (PI); including the work of the Compensation Recovery Unit (CRU), the calculation of future losses, the tactical use of Part 36 and Qualified One-Way Costs Shifting (QOCS).

You will learn the knowledge and skills which are essential in running a modern PI practice, through a mixture of learning methods, including extensive practical exercises.


The course is aimed at trainee solicitors, newly qualified solicitors, solicitors up to 5 years PQE or anyone new to PI work, who would like to develop skills in this area of the law.

Key Benefits

  • A hands-on, interactive workshop, led by a PI solicitor, who has vast experience of conducting PI litigation from both Claimant and Defendant points of view
  • Course materials contained in a workbook, which is used throughout the day and provides a useful resource, containing both theory and worked examples, which can be referred to later, when required to carry out the tasks back in the office
  • Practical exercises to embed training
  • Up-to-date tactical considerations and advice from both Claimant and Defendant perspectives.
Locations and Dates

Live Online – 19 June 2024

Live Online – 18 November 2024

Format & Delivery

Legal Knowledge/Skills

Topics Covered
  • CRU
    • The Law
    • Practicalities of Dealing with CRU
    • Withholding Benefits
    • Appeals and Reviews
    • Mandatory Reconsideration.
  • Calculating Future Losses
    • Using the Ogden Tables
    • Understanding Which Table to Use
    • Losses for Life
    • Losses to Retirement
    • Loss of Earnings Claims
    • Loss of Pension
    • Aids and Equipment
    • Care Claims
    • Using Reduction Factors
    • Mixing Tables
    • Interpolation
    • Calculations with Changing Multiplicands
    • The Court’s Approach to Future Losses – Blamire v South Cumbria Health Authority, Conner v Bradman and Smith v Manchester.
  • QOCS
    • When it Applies
    • How it Works
    • Exceptions to QOCS
    • Disapplication of QOCS
    • Tactical Decisions
    • QOCS and Part 36
    • Fundamental Dishonesty – QOCS and Section 57 Findings.
Prior Knowledge

No prior knowledge is required for this course.



A case study, based around a PI file, is completed pre-course.


The post-coursework for this course is completion of a Personal Development Plan.

By completing this exercise, you will reflect on the knowledge acquired from attending this course, and plan and record ongoing learning and development needs; as required by the SRA continuing competence regime.

SRA Competencies

A2        Maintain the level of competence and legal knowledge needed to practise effectively, taking into account changes in their role and/or practice context and developments in the law

A4        Draw on a sufficient detailed knowledge and understanding of their field(s) of work and role in order to practise effectively

A5        Apply understanding, critical thinking and analysis to solve problems

B1        Obtain relevant facts

B3        Develop and advise on relevant options, strategies and solutions

B7        Plan, manage and progress legal cases and transactions.