Often referred to as the illegality defence, the legal doctrine Ex Turpi ensures that a
claimant cannot pursue a civil claim that has arisen in connection with an
illegal act which they have committed. This webinar will examine the defence
of Ex Turpi causa in personal injury litigation.
This is a fast-moving area of PI practice, so it is essential that you
are familiar with current arguments regarding illegality. During this 30-minute
session lecturer Nicky Carter will discuss and answer the following questions:
· Fraud and illegality are entirely separate issues - when should you be
- Is Ex Turpi
always a full defence?
- When will Ex Turpi
be a feasible defence for a defendant?
- What should you
look out for as problem areas?
- What effect does
an allegation of Ex Turpi have on an admission?
- How does ExTurpi
impact in an MIB case?
- What is the
relationship between fatal accident claims and Ex Turpi
Ideal for those who would like to be able to make and assess settlement
proposals, this course will not only ensure that you are up to date with recent
case law in this area, it will also provide practical guidance on how to
identify and risk-assess problem areas when taking initial instructions and will
discuss what action can be taken should it become necessary to minimize
negative features of the Claimant’s case.
What are the requirements?
- Watch the recorded webinar, review the slides and complete the short quiz to test your legal knowledge.
- This course provides 0.5 - 1 CPD point (depending on length of time spent reviewing the supporting documentation).
- On completion of this course you will:
- • Be aware of recent trends in respect of Ex-Turpi allegations
- • Feel confident when advising clients regarding the impact and likely outcome of an Ex Turpi allegation
- • Be familiar with the following case law:
- • Smyly Agheampong v Allied Manufacturing (London) Ltd. CC (London) 
- • Beaumont v Ferrer  EWCA Civ 768
- • Blake v Croasdale  EWHC 1336 (QB)
- • Smith (by his Mother & Litigation Friend Bonner) v Stratton  EWCA Civ 1413
- • Delaney v Pickett  EWCA Civ 1532
- • McHugh v Okai-Koi  EWHC 1346 (QB) (QBD)
What is the target audience?
- This course is suitable for qualified PI practitioners