Bott and Co Senior Partner David Bott to be guest speaker at Premex’s Expert Annual Conference 2015.
Today’s conference will include topical presentations from a variety of practices within the medico-legal industry, including Bott and Co Senior Partner David Bott.
Speakers will discuss changes to the medico-legal world from a variety of perspectives on the introduction of MedCo earlier this Year. The event, taking place today from 9am – 4pm at Birmingham NEC, will be Premex’s biggest conference yet.
David has been heavily involved with the RTA Claims Process Portal and is the APIL Director of MedCo board meetings.
As the Senior Partner at Bott and Co – the law firm that was named Manchester Law Society of the Year for the past two years – David is uniquely qualified to talk about the MedCo system and what it means for lawyers and claimants alike.
When it launched in April 2015, MedCo obliged law firms to source medical reports for soft tissue injury claims through the MedCo system. It generates randomly selected medical experts and Medical Review Officers who have registered on the MedCo website and allows authorised users to select which expert they instruct to carry out a medical examination of the claimant.
It’s an honour to be selected to speak in front of expert medical practitioners at this prestigious event. I will be speaking in my capacity as Senior Partner of Bott and Co, providing my views on the future of MedCo and of Personal Injury Law from the perspective of a lawyer.
David will be looking at several issues surrounding the new system including concerns over who the MROs will be, the varying levels of competence of medical providers and impractical technical issues with the system. He will also be looking at how a ‘more technological future’ will affect claimants and change fixed fees and costs in the RTA industry following on from the Jackson reforms.
He will be joined by a number of other medical/legal experts including:
- Giles Eyre – A Personal Injury Barrister specialising in personal injury, occupational disease and clinical negligence
- Tom Cosker – A Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
- Sherief Elsayed – A Consultant Spinal Surgeon
- Michael Sabb and Nigel Zoltie – Consultants in Emergency Medicine
- Lisa Edwards – A Chartered Physiotherapist