7 April 2022 - Written by Patrick Limb QC

Mediating Clinical Negligence Claims

The NHS in England faces paying out £4.3bn in legal fees to settle outstanding claims of clinical negligence: so reported the BBC in January 2020 following a Freedom of Information Req...

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8 February 2022 - Written by Damian Powell

Government Launches Consultation on Proposals for Fixed Recoverable Costs in Lower Value Clinical Negligence Cases

On 31 January 2022 the Department of Health and Social Care published a consultation document setting out its proposals to introduce mandatory fixed recoverable costs and a new "streamlined" process for lower value clinical negligence claims.  ...

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19 October 2021 - Written by Georgina Cursham

Costs Order Against Dental Expert Who Showed a Flagrant & Reckless Disregard for His Duties to the Court

Having blanked his screen and left the ongoing court proceedings to pick up his son from school, the Claimant’s expert witness in Robinson v (1) Liverpool University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (2) Mercier ...

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19 February 2021 - Written by Cassandra Williams

Fundamental Dishonesty in Clinical Negligence Cases: Unreliable Does Not Necessarily Mean Dishonest

In Brint v Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust [2021] EWHC 290 (QB), HHJ Platts, sitting as a High Court Judge, declined to make a finding of fundamental ...

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26 January 2021 - Written by Shilpa Shah

Interim Payments on Account of Costs in Clinical Negligence Cases

Whilst clinical negligence practitioners are especially accomplished in ensuring that they properly advise their clients to claim an interim payment on account of damages when this best suits their client’s needs, the opportunity of seeking an interim payment on...

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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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