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Why Become a Medical Expert Witness?

Caren Scott at Annual Expert Witness Training Conference

    By Caren Scott, Managing Director, Inspire MediLaw (pictured) Medical expert witnesses are key players in the administration of justice. The evidence of an expert is relied upon by both parties to narrow the issues being disputed in a case and informs the judge in reaching their decision. In medical negligence litigation, the Court…Read Article

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Results of our 2019 Surveys for Experts and Lawyers

What lawyers wish their experts knew…and what frustrates experts about lawyers! As we launch our 2020 surveys for medico-legal experts and lawyers, here’s a reminder of what we learned from the 2019 surveys.  You can complete the 2020 surveys online now. Lawyers working with Experts We asked how lawyers identify an expert to instruct Most said…Read Article

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With fantastic online CPD provision now growing, why bother with face to face events?

Inspire MediLaw provide training for experts in medico-legal practice only.  We focus on the role of the medical expert in clinical negligence claims, emphasising how crucial it is to be an outstanding expert in this field in order to ensure justice is done for both claimant and defendant parties.  Our training faculty have a wealth…Read Article

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Conversations on Consent Online

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…Read Article

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The latest on Bolam is Dead

Bolam is dead. Long live Bolam! ~ by Simon Fox QC Dr Simon Fox QC is a medically qualified barrister based at Serjeants’ Inn, London. He is a specialist clinical negligence silk, assistant coroner and certified mediator. He can be contacted at sfoxqc@serjeantsinn.comand on twitter @clinnegsilk. In this article he reviews the Bolam test for…Read Article

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Thinking back and looking forward!

Thinking back and looking forward! April was a landmark month for us at Inspire MediLaw – we celebrated our 2nd anniversary!  It’s a great time to consider all that’s been achieved in the year just gone.  We’ve become firmly established as a provider of outstanding training in this sector.  We’ve had over 600 medico-legal professionals…Read Article

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Negligent Advice and a Wrongful Birth: a GP’s Liability

Negligent Advice and a Wrongful Birth: a GP’s Liability ~ by Paul Sankey, Enable Law Khan v MNX[1] A decision of the Court of Appeal of Khan v MNX considered the right approach in wrongful birth cases. It also throws light on the scope of a doctor’s duty to a patient. The facts A GP…Read Article

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First Annual Medico-Legal Expert Witness Conference

“A top notch conference with plenty of opportunity to engage with the speakers.” Our first Annual Expert Witness Conference!  Over 55 leading Consultants, GPs and medical experts came together to take part in what was described as, “a very interactive day of medicolegal discussion and debate.” Dr Simon Fox QC addressed the conference on the…Read Article

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Why Mediation?

In litigation, a claimant can seek only financial redress. Disputes often arise from a misunderstanding of the details of events or poor communication.  Discussion and explanation can encourage the parties to find common ground. In a mediation, both parties have the opportunity to set out their case and, crucially, to emphasise the issues which matter…Read Article

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Is a Hospital Liable for a Receptionist’s Negligent Advice?

Darnley v Croydon Health Services NHS Trust (2018) ~ by Paul Sankey, Enable Law A receptionist in Accident and Emergency tells a patient he would have to wait 4 to 5 hours to see a doctor. The advice is wrong. The patient leaves. He suffers injury as a result. Is the hospital in damages? This…Read Article