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Kerry’s previous courses include:

Getting the Retainer Right

This course covered:

  • The Retainer
  • The Agreement
  • Solicitors Act 1974
  • Estimates
  • Data Protection
  • Counsel
  • Funding and Case Law

Part 36 Conference with guest speakers Ben Williams QC and David Pilling

This conference covered:

  • LJ Jackson’s proposals
  • 10% extra damages
  • Interest
  • Indemnity costs
  • Fixed Costs
  • Children
  • ATE insurance
  • Late offers and withdrawing offers
  • Late acceptance
  • Calderbank offers
  • Special PI rules
  • QOCS
  • Restrictions
  • Court permission
  • Case law
  • Tactics

Fixed Costs

This course covered:

  • Fixed Costs for all civil work in the Fast Track
  • The new Intermediate Track: Fixed Costs for nearly all civil work valued at between £25k and £100k
  • The new Intermediate Track procedure
  • The Commercial Court Pilot for claims between £100k and £250k
  • The Bar and Fixed Costs
  • Part 36
  • Fee arrangements with clients in the Fixed Costs world
  • Interplay with ATE insurance
  • Self-insurance
  • Top Tactical Tips
  • Judicial review

Personal Injury Reforms

This course covered:

  • Small claims limit and running small claims profitably
  • Small claims track procedure
  • Restriction of general damages in soft tissue claims
  • The tariff system
  • Extension of fixed costs to all personal injury work
  • Increase in value of claims covered by fixed costs
  • Update on funding and costs

Feedback from delegates

“An essential part of any Civil Litigator’s CPD requirements – attending an annual course with Kerry Underwood!”

“Most of the big decisions in my firm follow a Kerry Underwood course”

“Kerry is always happy to answer questions and discuss tricky points”

“Very good course and going back to my firm with lots of thoughts, ideas and rethinking way we do some things”

“What an original presentation. Loved your energy, passion and dynamism. Most unconventional but refreshing and original.”

“Great day with Kerry who spoke brilliantly. A wealth of knowledge and a great teacher.”

“Brilliant course. First one I have attended but it won’t be the last”


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