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Harry Trusted and Olinga Tahzib spoke at Professional Negligence Bar Association event

On October 6th 2022, Harry Trusted and Olinga Tahzib presented a talk on the topic of Law and Statistics entitled ‘An Introduction to Statistics’ for the Professional Negligence Bar Association (PNBA).

The Professional Negligence Bar Association is an organisation with some 900 members including 80 silks. The work undertaken by its members includes generic professional indemnity issues and specialisation concerning legal, clinical, financial and construction professionals, and extends to matters of ethics, discipline, regulatory control and public law accountability.

Harry Trusted and Olinga Tahzib both spoke at the recent PNBA event which was an introduction to statistics for advocates.

The talk was introduced by Tom Grant KC, Chair of the PNBA. Approximately 30 barristers practicing in different branches of Professional Negligence were in attendance.

Harry and Olinga discussed a number of topics, including:

  • Why statistics matter
  • Some basic statistical concepts
  • Some pitfalls to avoid when using statistics
  • Some recent case law on the subject

You can view the presentation slides from their talk here.

A recording of the talk will soon become available on the PNBA website which will be accessible to PNBA Members.

Find out more

Harry Trusted is a first class trial advocate and negotiator, dealing with clinical negligence and personal injury claims. He is regularly instructed on behalf of claimants and defendants by specialist solicitors in high value cases.

In 2020, he has helped to negotiate settlements with an aggregate value in excess of £150 million. The cases involved claimants with tetraplegia, blindness, short gut syndrome, amputation and cerebral palsy.

For many years, Harry has been a top-rated barrister in the Legal 500 and Chambers UK.

To find out more, contact Paul Barton on +44 (0)207 427 4907 or Graham Woods on +44 (0)20 7427 4902 for a confidential discussion.

Olinga Tahzib is a civil practitioner specialising in personal injuryclinical negligence and employment disputes. He is ranked as a ‘rising star’ across all three areas of practice by Legal 500 2023.

Before law, Olinga read Physics and Philosophy as an undergraduate at Oxford and there he also completed his Masters in the Philosophy of Physics with distinction.

In his personal injury and clinical negligence work, Olinga acts for individuals who have suffered life changing injuries. He is regularly instructed in multi-million-pound claims and is particularly sought after for his expertise in drafting complex Schedules of Loss. He has recently been instructed as junior counsel in a class action representing some 80 claimants who bring claims for abuse and overmedication whilst they were resident at the Hill End Adolescent Unit between the 1960s and 1990s.  

To find out more, contact Paul Barton on +44 (0)20 7427 4907 or Chris Rowe on +44 (0)20 7427 4911 for a confidential discussion.

News 7 Oct, 2022


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