Practice Notes: Clinical negligence

Consent, causation, and competence

Dr Jock Mackenzie provides a round-up of recent clinical negligence cas

11 Jul 2017

Who's the patient?

The recent case of ABC has addressed the question of who clinicians owe a duty to in particular

05 Jul 2017

Can white knight lawyers return?

There are challenges ahead if we want to breathe new life into the reputation of claimant lawyers,

26 Jun 2017

Cap lawyers' fees and future care costs to save NHS, report says

MPS calls for fixed recoverable costs on clinical negligence claims up t

23 Jun 2017

Families will be held 'hostage' by 'crude' birth injury scheme

Claimant lawyers critical of ‘factory-style' rapid resolution and redres

25 May 2017

Mental health: Preventing tragic outcomes

There needs to be a more collaborative approach between medical units to protect patients with both

24 May 2017

The correct use of the Bolam test

Dr Jock Mackenzie considers recent clinical negligence cases which raise the question of when the

08 May 2017

Fixed recoverable costs are the wrong medicine

The government should consider alternatives to reducing the NHS's bill before imposing a costs cap,

18 Apr 2017

An open letter to the Lord Chancellor and the Ministry of Justice

The government's whiplash reform package will fail and this i

02 Mar 2017

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