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Legal and medical aspects of Personal Injuries Litigation
Edward Poon, Barrister-at-law and Family Mediator, 601 Dina House
George Wong, Physiotherapist and Barrister-at-law, Garden Chambers
Dr. Michael Ho Ming Tai
Date: 17 January 2020 (Friday)
Time: 2:30pm - 5:45pm
Level: I (Intermediate)
For delegates who have prior knowledge of the subject area
Language: Cantonese 粵語
Fee: HK$ 1,700
Accreditation: (Law CPD Points being applied for)
Ref: L20PI01
Venue: Learning Commons Ltd
Room 1602, 16/F,
1 Duddell Street,
Central, Hong Kong
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Presenter's Biography:

Edward obtained his LLB from the University of Nottingham in 2004. He obtained PCLL in 2005 from HKU. He was called to the Bar in 2006. He assisted in designing the HKU PCLL personal injuries course in 2008 - 2009. He was accredited as a general mediator in 2011 and family mediator in 2013. He obtained a Masters in Counselling from the University of Monash in 2012.

As a Barrister-at-law in 601 Dina House, he has substantial experience working on personal injuries and other civil cases. He is also regularly instructed to conduct criminal trials and appeals. As a mediator, he stays mindful to both the legal and psychological aspects of the case. People can become angry or depressed due to legal disputes. He thinks psychotherapeutic techniques are very helpful those situations.

George obtained LLB in 2015 from Manchester Metropolitan University and PCLL in 2017 from HKU. He was called to the Bar in 2018. He has started his practice at Garden Chambers with various types of work including criminal, general civil, family and personal injuries cases.

Before practicing as a barrister, he has been a registered physiotherapist in Hong Kong Hospital Authority for nearly 20 years, with full-range experience in various settings. He had the experience of training experience of rehabilitation doctors and therapists post-Sichuan earthquake in Mainland China. He is also a clinical coordinator of BSc Physiotherapy of Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

Dr. Ho studied Medicine at the University of Southampton, England. He had Vocational training in General Practice in East Sussex, England, and was a Principal General Practitioner in Haverhill, Cambridgeshire, England.

Later he became a Medical & Health Officer at the Department of Health, Hong Kong, and thereafter he started his practice in Aesthetic Medicine.

He was awarded the Diploma in Practical Dermatology from Cardiff University, United Kingdom, and in 2016 the Master of Science in Aesthetic Medicine (with Distinction) from Queen Mary University of London, England. The title of his dissertation was, "Medico-legal issues in Aesthetic Medicine".

To provide an understanding of the legal and medical aspects of personal injuries litigation.

Mr. Edward Poon, Barrister-at-law and Family Mediator will cover the following topics:
  • Occupier's Liability

  • Construction Site Accidents

  • Employers' Duty

  • Traffic Accidents

    • Personal Injuries case updates in relation to

    • Claims for Lost of future earnings

    • Application for adducing expert psychiatric evidence

    • Application for amendment of SOC

    • Leave for Occupational therapist report - considerations

  • Case analyses of recent Accidents

Mr. George Wong, Barrister-at-law and Physiotherapist will cover the following topics:
  • Interpretation of Medical documentations

  • Reading medical and physiotherapy reports

  • Understanding medical abbreviations

  • Brief introduction of health care professionals

  • Mechanism of fracture and soft tissue injuries

  • Common medical and surgical managements

  • Non-organic pain

  • Malingering

  • Sample of physiotherapy reports

Dr. Michael Ho Ming Tai will cover the following topics:
  • Causes of scarring and disfigurement

  • Types of scars

  • Scar treatments

  • Legal claims for scarring

Category: Personal Injury Litigation
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