Help your clients by gathering ALL the information you need by better briefing the ‘Experts’ if you want to rely on their evidence and expertise, AND take/seek their advice and suggestions.
|Venue:||Law Society Northern Territory, Level 3, 9 Cavenagh Street, Darwin|
|Cost:||$99.00 incl GST|
|Level:||Suitable for all legal practitioners, especially those working in Personal Injury Law|
More effectively represent your PI clients by having a sound understanding of which experts to engage and when. How to write a great letter of instruction to experts and what information you must include. Gaining an understanding of what experts do what. Having an increased understanding of what occupational therapists have to offer your case in terms of functional impairments and the effect of these on your client’s day to day life. The range of aids, equipment and support services; eg, domestic assistance, support workers, home maintenance, along with accommodation; eg, housing modifications, transport and therapy across their life span.
Presenter: Michelle French, Principal & Director, Michelle French & Associates (MFA), Fitzroy North, VIC
Michelle is Principal and Director of MFA. She is a world-renowned court expert in occupational therapy (OT) who has worked and spoken nationally and internationally in the UK, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Singapore, Sir Lanka and Italy on legal cases related to OT and medico-legal matters. Anyone who has work in the Personal Injury world will be delighted to come and hear her.
Michelle regularly provides evidence Personal Injury trials in Victoria and throughout Australia and is much sought after. She has given evidence in NT Courts throughout her career. OT experts, manage and assess clients for the assistance needed for their recovery and stabilisation after a major injury.
MFA provide expert opinion about the functional impact of a person's injury or condition on their life, inclusive of home life, community, recreation, vocation/employment, care and accommodation needs, from psychological impairment through to ventilator dependent quadriplegia and regardless of age.
MFA now runs a medico-legal consultancy providing experts in the fields of OT, physiotherapy, speech pathology, vocational rehabilitation, neuropsychology and building estimates. MFA selects their experts based on each person’s clinical experience and expertise, guaranteeing uptodate clinical knowledge and expertise.
Earn 1 CPD Point in Professional skills and legal practice (CC)