Professional Negligence

Professional Negligence Law in the 21st Century: A Festschrift for Keith Stanton

Professional Negligence Law in the 21st Century: A Festschrift for Keith Stanton

In recent years, judicial decisions, social trends, policy agendas and economic upheaval have all contributed to the evolution of key principles of professional negligence law and the emergence of new themes and trends, which have been the subject of stimulating analysis and dispute. It is no surprise, therefore, that the recent seminar on ‘Professional Negligence. Read more

Professional Negligence in the 21st Century

Professional Negligence in the 21st Century

**Event Update 5/1/17** Spaces now limited. Booking closes at 12 noon on 11/1/17. Highlighting issues, themes and trends in the law of professional negligence as it has been re-shaped for the 21st Century, topics addressed will include: the impact of the Supreme Court’s Montgomery decision; the developing law of non-delegable duties and its significance for. Read more

Is medical innovation inhibited by fear of litigation?

Is medical innovation inhibited by fear of litigation?

Litigation for damages for clinical professional negligence has the objective of providing financial compensation for patients who suffer injuries as a result of incompetent treatment. The objective is an award of damages which places claimants as nearly as possible in the position, in so far as money can achieve, as they would have been in. Read more

John Baron MP on Clinical Negligence

John Baron MP on Clinical Negligence

Since the last edition of this text, the main changes in clinical negligence have concerned the economics of litigation rather than the substantive law. I am informed by the editors that the major developments and challenges have taken place in the Houses of Parliament rather than in the courts. The principles of law remains mostly. Read more

Wilkinson v Downton and freedom of expression: Should a nineteenth century tort limit an author’s ability to tell his own life story?

Wilkinson v Downton and freedom of expression: Should a nineteenth century tort limit an author’s ability to tell his own life story?

In ordinary human discourse, words may be spoken which may be abusive, untrue or insulting. The person addressed may, as a result, feel distressed or even humiliated. Such words may have serious legal consequences, if, for example, they amount to a course of conduct amounting to harassment under the Protection from Harassment Act 1997 or. Read more

GAA say Lufthansa acted correctly, as reported by CNN

GAA say Lufthansa acted correctly, as reported by CNN

CNN report on Lufthansa’s procedural compliance CNN has covered the issue of procedural compliance concerning Lufthansa and the German aviation authority, in the case of the recent plane crash involving pilot Andreas Lubitz. Gerard Forlin QC  also discusses a variety of concerns relating to the recent and tragic Germanwings crash, including the disparity of damages awards, whether the. Read more

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