Medico-Legal Issues in Trauma Cases (Part 1)

13 May 2024

9.30 – 16:30

Blu Radisson Hotel, Edinburgh

CPD accreditation: 5 hours
(APIL accreditation pending)

Cost: £325 + vat
£595 + vat if medico-legal issues in trauma part one and medico-legal issues in trauma part two (7 October) are booked together.

This conference, which is designed for clinical negligence and personal injury lawyers, will help you understand the key issues arising in misdiagnosis, delayed diagnosis and negligence in trauma claims.

Chaired by Lauren Sutherland KC, from Ampersand Advocates, this event has a highly practical focus. You’ll learn from some of the UK’s top trauma specialists, who will be using clinical case studies to illustrate the breach of duty and causation issues and provide invaluable insights into trauma claims. There will be plenty of time for Q&As at the end of each session.

This year’s conferences will be followed by a drinks reception.  

What you’ll learn

  • The three main types of trauma: acute trauma, chronic trauma and complex trauma
  • Find out what constitutes reasonable practice and what could form the basis for a successful claim/defence in key areas
  • Learn about the latest medical developments in trauma investigation, surgery and treatment
  • Find out what is time-critical in trauma diagnoses
  • Gain CPD points.

This event offers excellent opportunities to network with legal professionals and medical experts working in these specialist areas.

Group bookings - one free place for bookings of three or more


Chair's opening - Lauren Sutherland KC, Ampersand Advocates
Pre-hospital Care - high risk medicine
Dr Matthew Wyse, Clinical Lead for Air Ambulance, Warwickshire and Northamptonshire
Emergency Medicine - failure to investigate and diagnose
Dr Gavin Tunnard, Consultant in Emergency Medicine
Sepsis a serious complication of infection
Dr Chris Danbury, Consultant in Intensive Care and Anaesthesia
Cranio-maxillofacial trauma casebook (nerve damage, unnecessary operations/pain and dental damage
Mr Mark Devlin, Consultant Cleft & Maxillofacial Surgeon
Medico-legal issues in orthopaedic trauma
Mr Stuart Matthews, Consultant Surgeon in Major Orthopaedic Surgeon
Neurosurgical trauma (head injury to surgical trauma)
Speaker to be confirmed
Medico-legal issues in spinal trauma
Mr Christopher Adams, Consultant Spinal Surgeon
Drinks reception


Clinical Negligence Advocate, Ampersand Advocates
Associate Member of Deka Chambers
Medical Negligence Lawyer, Enable Law
Inquest, Inquiry and Injury Solicitor
GP and Expert Witness
Medical Negligence Solicitor & Partner, Enable Law
Personal Injury Solicitor and Partner, Kennedy’s Law LLP
Director of Claims Management

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