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The fifth seminar in our Seven Ages of Life series explores some of the common themes encountered when it comes to spinal injuries.

Guest speaker, Consultant Neurosurgeon Matt Crocker from St George’s Hospital, London, will be speaking on “Spinal injuries – diagnosis, treatment, and pitfalls.”  To complement this, 12KBW’s William Audland QC will take us through a recent spinal injuries case that settled a day before trial and contains valuable lessons for lawyers.

This is a free event, registration is from 5:45pm, the talk will start promptly at 6:00pm with drinks afterwards.

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Matt Crocker

Mr Crocker qualified from New College, Oxford University with a BA(hons) in physiological science and BMBCh. He trained as a junior doctor in London and in higher specialist training in neurosurgery at King’s College Hospital, St George’s Hospital and Hurstwood Park Neurological Centre. He undertook a two year research and teaching period at St George’s, University of London as the McKissock Lecturer in neurosurgery, studying angiogenesis and blood flow in patients with malignant brain tumours.

Mr Crocker has published more than 30 peer reviewed papers on various aspects of neurosurgery including brain tumours, complex spine surgery and vascular neurosurgery. He has presented papers at national and international meetings and he has authored two book chapters, as well co-authoring Clinical Cases in Neurosurgery.

William Audland QC

William has an established reputation in the fields of international and travel law, and personal injury, and specialises in cross-border claims which combine these two areas of expertise. He is ranked as a leading silk in both these fields in all the major directories and as one of the leading four silks in international and travel work by both the Legal 500 and Who’s Who Legal where he is described as “clear-thinking and clever, with a calm and persuasive style of advocacy”.

William has a sound knowledge of the law governing the assessment of damages and is a contributing author to the popular textbook “Personal Injury Schedules: Calculating Damages” (Bloomsbury Professional).