Chronic Pain

Chronic Pain

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Course Overview

This course will be of interest to practitioners, including trainees, legal executives and paralegals, who wish to improve their understanding of this challenging area of PI practice.

During this course experienced lecturer and barrister Adam Gadd will provide viewers with an overview of what chronic pain is, the key factors which must be taken into account when determining whether this condition applies and how approaches towards chronic pain have changed since the 1960’s.

In addition, this course will discuss the various problems which arise when attempting to diagnose chronic pain due to the fact that there is no ‘typical’ sufferer and the tactics which must be employed to combat this.

What are the requirements?

  • Watch 1 hour recorded webinar
  • This course provides one CPD point.

Learning Outcomes

  • On completion of this course you will:
  • Understand what chronic pain is and the difficulties presented by there being no universal diagnosis for this condition
  • Have considered the issues surrounding causation
  • Be aware of the tactics which can be used when handling cases involving chronic pain

What is the target audience?

  • PI practitioners

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About Instructor - Adam Gadd

Adam is the head of Pump Court Chambers Personal Injury Practice Group and a member of the Executive Committee of the Personal Injury Bar Association.  Adam specialises in all types of personal injury litigation and is regularly instructed both in an advisory capacity and as an advocate in the civil courts and tribunals at all levels.  Adam frequently acts in matters where injury and damages arise out of road traffic accidents and has particular expertise in personal injury fraud cases and has acted for both claimants and insurers in such cases.

Adam regularly delivers seminars and publishes articles on his areas of expertise and frequently contributes to the PI Brief Update Law Journal.  In 2012 Adam became the assistant editor of the Counsel's Remuneration section of Butterworth's Costs Service. 

Course Curriculum

recorded webinars

  • Webinar
    00:45:18

Documentation

  • Slides
    33 Page

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