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Medical Manslaughter by Christian Beadell, Senior Solicitor at Fletchers Solicitors

On 6 February 2018 Jeremy Hunt announce a rapid review into the application of the offence of Gross Negligence Manslaughter (GNM) to healthcare professionals. This flowed from the general outcry into the conviction of Dr Hadiza Bawa-Garba a specialist registrar into the 6th year of her postgraduate training, who was held to be responsible for[…]

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Expert Witness Training: News

Inspire MediLaw has had a busy start to the year holding two Expert Witness Training courses in Oxford and Edinburgh. We have been very lucky to have two excellent groups of medical professionals who have thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to network with like minded peers whilst training.  The range of expertise has been fantastic from[…]

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Spinal Surgery and Lack of Informed Consent

Tracy Hassell v Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust [2018] EHWC 164 (QB) The nature of doctors’ duties in advising and obtaining consent to medical treatment changed with the Supreme Court’s decision in Montgomery v Lanarkshire Health Board [2015] UKSC 11. Since then there has been a succession of cases. Alongside obstetrics, spinal surgery has been[…]

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Is Consent to Treatment Valid? The Role of the Medical Expert by Paul Sankey, Partner at Enable Law

Is Consent to Treatment Valid? The Role of the Medical Expert Has a patient given valid consent to treatment? What is the medical expert’s role in reporting on the issue following the Supreme Court’s decision in Montgomery v Lanarkshire Health Board in 2015? Consent to Medical Treatment: The Law Before Montgomery, the Bolam test applied[…]

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Medical Care and the Duty to Advise by Paul Sankey, Partner at Enable Law

Medical Care and the Duty to Advise Raul Guiu Gallardo v Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust[1] The Supreme Court in Montgomery v Lanarkshire Health Board changed the law in relation to a doctor’s duty to advise patients[2]. It substituted a patient-centred test for a doctor-centred one. The adequacy of advice is no longer measured by[…]

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Employment Law weekly update: 15 December 2017

It’s the final update of 2017 and as The Last Jedi is out today, I’ve given the update a Star Wars theme, with gifs in the “Employment Law in the News” and gags in the “Caselaw” so if you’re one of that lot who only read the jokes at the end, you’ll miss out on extra hilarity. Serves you[…]

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Employment Law weekly update: 8 December 2017

Caselaw The Skelton Key In Various Claimants v Wm Morrisons Supermarket PLC, Morrisons has been found liable for a former employee leaking personal information about nearly 100,000 members of staff. Thousands of staff sued Morrisons after their personal details were leaked online by a senior IT employee, Andrew Skelton, in 2014. (I bet you thought I[…]