• Pitfalls in Clinical Negligence Claims: A Case Study

    Friday, June 26th, 2020 posted in Authors

    Pitfalls in Clinical Negligence Claims: A Case Study ~ by Thomas Crockett, Hailsham Chambers On 18 December 2019, Her Honour Judge Melissa Clarke, the Designated Civil Judge sitting at Oxford Combined Court, handed down judgment in Docherty v Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust (Unreported, 25, 26 & 27 November 2019). This was a clinical negligence […]

  • Expert Evidence, Logic and Breach of Duty Bradfield-Kay v Cope

    Tuesday, June 2nd, 2020 posted in Expert Witness, Litigation, Opinion, Paul Sankey

    Expert Evidence, Logic and Breach of Duty Bradfield-Kay v Cope   ~ by Paul Sankey, Enable Law The recent case of Bradfield-Kay v Cope[1] is interesting  for 2 reasons. First, in a re-run of David and Goliath (without the sling) the court preferred the evidence of the less specialist of 2 medical experts on the […]

  • Establishing a Successful Medicolegal Practice

    Thursday, April 16th, 2020 posted in Authors, Expert Witness, Mr Colin Holburn

    Establishing a Successful Medicolegal Practice – by Mr Colin Holburn, Consultant & Expert Witness As a clinician, you have likely acquired many of the tangential but necessary skills that ensure your professional success. The good news is, you can build on that foundation as you are working to establish a thriving and successful medico-legal practice. […]

  • Conversations on Consent Online

    Thursday, April 9th, 2020 posted in Consent, Events, Inspire News

    Conversations on Consent Webinar with Panel Discussion 15 June 2020 We are thrilled to welcome Lauren Sutherland QC and Nadine Montgomery to host this webinar to start our Conversations on Consent.  Both are passionate about encouraging doctors, healthcare professionals and lawyers to understand informed consent. After an introduction to the case and their journey to […]

  • Courtroom Training for Medicolegal Experts

    Thursday, February 20th, 2020 posted in Authors, Events, Expert Witness, Jacqueline Webb

    Giving evidence in court. Sounds daunting doesn’t it? by Chris Hatcher, Recruitment Business Development Executive, Jacqueline Webb We are a firm believer in doing things to the best of our ability: and to do this we have to accept that we never stop learning. Isn’t it great to learn new things and better yourself in […]

  • Pagination of medical records – updates made easy…

    Thursday, February 6th, 2020 posted in Clinco, Expert Witness, Litigation

    Pagination of medical records – Clinco ~ by Sarah Wallace We’ve been hard at work in the Clinco offices, processing cases and moving matters forward for our client firms.  We’ve been seeing a number of very complex high value cases which have made full use of our expertise.  These cases are likely to run for […]

  • Conversations on Consent ~ with Lauren Sutherland QC

    Tuesday, February 4th, 2020 posted in Consent, Events, Expert Witness, Legal tests, Litigation

    Conversations on Consent 2020 Manchester – Exeter – Edinburgh – London – Belfast – Dublin – Oxford “People seem to still be grappling with some aspects of the legal test set down and the applicability of the Bolam test in the post Montgomery world” ~Lauren Sutherland QC Following the landmark Supreme Court decision in the case […]

  • When is an expert not an expert?

    Wednesday, January 29th, 2020 posted in Expert Witness, Fiona Horlick QC, Opinion

    When is an expert not an expert? ~ Fiona Horlick QC, Outer Temple Chambers Fiona Horlick QC succeeds in demonstrating that an expert called by the GMC in proceedings against a consultant surgeon did not have the expertise to give a suitably qualified opinion. As a result there was no case for Fiona’s client to […]

  • Expert’s duties: independence and impartiality again (Or when Piri Piri burns your fingers…)

    Wednesday, November 27th, 2019 posted in Expert Witness, Litigation, Opinion, Paul Sankey

    Expert’s duties: independence and impartiality again Or when Piri Piri burns your fingers… ~ by Paul Sankey, Enable Law In a recent case concerning the wonderfully named Pepe’s Piri Piri Ltd[1] an expert got his fingers burned. He was criticised by the judge for failing to understand his duties and comply with them. Experts’ duties: […]

  • GPs in Expert Witness Practice – is it for you?

    Wednesday, November 27th, 2019 posted in Expert Witness, Opinion, Sarah Sellars

    GP Expert Witness…What’s involved? “Medico-legal work fits very well within a portfolio career. It adds diversity to your work and improves your clinical practice as you gain a much deeper knowledge of subject matters.” Dr Adrian Rees The expert opinion of experienced GPs is sought after in clinical negligence investigations.  It’s an intellectually stimulating career […]