~ Speakers for Autumn/Winter series 2018 ~


 Adrian Posta, Guildhall Chambers


Adrian undertakes personal injury and fatal accident work on behalf of claimants and defendants in a range of fields including employers' liability, occupiers liability and road traffic claims. 

He is frequently instructed to provide early written analysis of liability in claims involving multiple parties and to undertake early projections of potential quantum in complex or high-value claims (in writing or in conference).

Please visit Adrian's page on the Guildhall Chambers site for further details.


Sophie Holme, Guildhall Chambers

Sophie Holme, Guildhall Chambers

A busy and dedicated junior personal injury and clinical negligence barrister who combines legal rigour with sensitivity of approach. 

Sophie has a wide experience of personal injury cases including employers' liability, occupiers' liability, highways, road traffic accidents, animals' act, product liability, industrial disease, fatal accidents, CICA appeals and CRU appeals. 

Sophie was approached early in her career to work as in-house Counsel at a leading South-West NHSLA contract holder firm on the strength of their experience of the quality of her drafting in clinical negligence claims.

Please visit Sophie's page on the Guildhall Chambers site for further details.



 Dr Ali Khavandi, Consultant Interventional Cardiologist

Ali Khavandi 

Dr Ali Khavandi is a Consultant Interventional Cardiologist at the Royal United Hospital Bath NHS Foundation Trust. He specialises in complex angioplasty and advanced rhythm device implantation.

He is part of the Consultant team providing 24/7 emergency treatments for the regional heart attack service at the Bristol Heart Institute. Additionally he implants complex pacemakers and defibrillators at the Great Western Hospital in Swindon. 

He has a special interest in minimising pacemaker scars and the role of diet in cardiovascular conditions. This has lead to appearances on BBC Horizons and he currently writes on the subject of diet and health for the Observer.

Please visit Ali's website for further information.



Richard Formby, Formby Forensics

Richard Formby

With over 20 year’s membership of the Academy of Experts as a practising expert witness, Richard has developed a wealth of experience as a CPR Expert Witness.

Richard is an expert that has for many years been trusted by lawyers to deliver a highly professional service. Instructed to act for claimants, defendants and as a Single Joint Expert – Richard delivers the same high standard of service and expertise.

Richard has experience of giving evidence in the County Court, Mercantile Court and High Court. He has also delivered evidence by way of ‘expert hot-tubbing’.

Find about more on the Formby Forensic site.


 Mike Renville, Renvilles Cost Lawyers and Consultants

Mike Renville

Mike is a Costs Lawyer and has worked in this field since 1992. He became a member of the Association of Law Costs Draftsmen (now the Association of Costs Lawyers) in 1997 and gained Costs Lawyer status in 2011.  He is accredited by the Costs Lawyer Standards Board as a Costs Training Provider.

 Mike heads up the company and acts for clients in a wide variety of civil costs matters.  His experience includes:

  • Advising clients in complex civil costs matters
  • Advocacy in heavyweight costs assessments, CCMCs and appeals
  • Representing clients in Solicitors’ Act assessments
  • Acting directly for insurers and private individuals

Find about more on the Renvilles site. 


~ Thanks to our speakers in 2017 ~

 "Discount rate - where are we and what lies ahead?"

Gabriel Farmer, Guildhall Chambers


"10 tasty tips - best quantum for your client and best profit costs for you"

Mike Renville, Renvilles & Richard Formby, Formby Forensics


Mike Renville, Renvilles

Richard Formby, Formby Forensics