28 October 2020 - Written by Christopher Lowe

Informed Consent: Where Are We Now?

In Montgomery v Lanarkshire Health Board [2015] 1 AC 1430, the Supreme Court held that "[t]he doctor is ... under a duty to take reasonable care to ensure that the patient is aware of any material risks involved in any recommended treatment, and...

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19 August 2020 - Written by Patrick Limb QC

Contributory Negligence in Clinical Negligence Cases

Travel back seven decades: the Law Reform (Contributory Negligence) Act 1945 was given Royal Assent on 15 June 1945; three years later, on 5 July 1948, the NHS was founded. At the level of principle, the statute effected a radical ...

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30 June 2020 - Written by Cassandra Williams

Proving Causation in Clinical Negligence Claims: Pitfalls and Hurdles

In the context of clinical negligence cases, causation can be just as tricky to establish as breach, perhaps even more so. The difficulties arise in part because many of these cases involve Claimants who were injured or ill before seeking the treatment or advice that ...

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21 April 2020 - Written by Thomas Herbert

Recovering Inquest Costs in Subsequent Civil Proceedings

It is well-known that, in principle, the costs of an inquest are recoverable in a subsequent clinical negligence claim. The leading case in this regard, also well-known, is Roach v Home Office [2010] QB 256. Ever...

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