Surveillance Evidence

How to respond to the growing use of surveillance evidence in PI and Clinical Negligence cases

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Course Overview

In recent years surveillance evidence has become an increasingly valuable weapon for insurance companies representing defendants; covert surveillance can negatively impact a claimant’s credibility, undermine their claim or even result in the claim being dismissed entirely.

Therefore, it is essential that all practitioners are up to speed with this aspect of personal injury practice.

This session, delivered by PI solicitor and lecturer Nicky Carter, will examine the latest arguments and issues raised by surveillance evidence. Consideration will be given to the implications of surveillance evidence for the claimant, how the impact of such evidence can be reduced and how in certain circumstances the evidence can be excluded altogether.
Nicky will also discuss why defendants may not be able to introduce surveillance evidence and the preparations that claimants can make to reduce the risk of late and damaging applications to allow surveillance evidence.

The impact of the case of Hayden v Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust Queen's Bench Division 12 May 2016 [2016] EWHC 1121 (QB) will be examined and the following topics discussed:
•    When and how applications are made
•    Court discretion
•    Directions
•    Experts
•    Fundamental Dishonesty-Implications

The cases of Douglas v O'Neill [2011] EWHC 601 (QB) and O'Leary v Tunnelcraft Ltd [2009] EWHC 3438 (QB) will also be considered.

What are the requirements?

  • Watch the recorded webinar and review the supporting documentation
  • This course provides 0.5 CPD points

Learning Outcomes

  • On completion of this course you will appreciate the importance of surveillance evidence in PI claims and how surveillance evidence can be used to your client's advantage.

What is the target audience?

  • This course is suitable for PI practitioners of all levels
  • This course will also be of interest to clinical negligence practitioners


About Instructor - Nicky Carter

Nicky has over 20 years experience as a claimant PI lawyer and works with a number of leading national firms and regularly presents courses for several of the country's largest providers of legal training. In addition she lectures on the BPTC and in the coming months will be lecturing on the CILEX level 3 and level 6 courses.

Course Curriculum

Recorded Webinars

  • Webinar

Supporting Documentation

  • Slides
    35 Page


  • Price
  • £ 60