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Our medical law publications offer a range of titles for professionals in the field, written by expert authors. These print titles and loose-leaf publications, alongside our online services, provide market-leading information to meet your practice needs.

Recently Published and Popular Titles

Our key title Personal Injury Schedules: Calculating Damages, provides everything that the PI practitioner needs to calculate damages in a personal injury claim.  Written by William Latimer-Sayer QC, this book is a comprehensive analysis of the principles and case law, presented in a convenient handbook style.

Our publication, Mediating Clinical Claims delivers the essential advice and guidance required to guarantee a successful and fair outcome is obtained for all those involved in mediations. Aimed at those with an interest in the process and success of mediation within clinical claims – claimants, healthcare professionals and managers, lawyers, judges, policy-makers and mediators themselves.

The second edition of The Law of Assisted Reproduction includes the numerous developments since the publication of the 1st edition in case law and procedure. These are fully examined in light of new legislation and case history.  This book explores in detail the wide-ranging legal, ethical, medical, moral and social arguments around this area

Our extensive portfolio of medical law publications is complimented by our online services that can be tailored to suit your practice needs. Be sure to browse the full range of titles that may be of interest to you below…

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Mason’s Forensic Medicine for Lawyers

The essential and accessible introductory guide to forensic medicine for legal practitioners, particularly those in criminal law. Designed also to guide medical experts through the various UK legal and court systems, it deals with definitions of offences, the investigation of sudden deaths and the key duties of the expert who gives evidence in court. This sixth edition covers: -An introduction to relevant clinical terms, the systems of the body and... Read more

Medical Treatment: Decisions and the Law

Medical Treatment Decisions and the Law covers an increasingly important area of law, seeking to place medical decision-making in its context and to provide practical guidance to the solution of many problems likely to be encountered in practice. It concentrates on the decisions involved in obtaining authority for the provision, the withholding and withdrawal of physical medical treatment and care and the legal requirements and consequences of the decision-making process.... Read more

Clinical Negligence

Clinical Negligence, Fifth Edition remains the only text of its kind to cover both medical and legal aspects of medical negligence. Written by a team of 54 experts, it continues to provide the most comprehensive and authoritative guidance on all aspects of clinical negligence claims from bringing an action for damages to presenting expert evidence in court. It also includes detailed consideration of funding and cost implications. Those needing clear... Read more

Personal Injury Schedules: Calculating Damages

Personal Injury Schedules: Calculating Damages covers in one single volume all that the PI practitioner needs in order to calculate damages in a personal injury case. It provides a guide to the assessment of damages and presentation of schedules. The emphasis remains on the practical application of the rules and principles involved, covering a variety of claims ranging from the small to the catastrophic. Defendants are also catered for, with... Read more

Lewis and Buchan: Clinical Negligence – A Practical Guide

Professional negligence cases are a minefield and clinical negligence cases are no exception. Providing invaluable advice from the leading experts in the field for each stage in a claim for clinical negligence. Full analysis of the relevant governing procedures and principles is provided, plus issues of funding and costs, including complaints procedures and procedures in the Court of Protection, as well as the interplay with human rights and the role... Read more

Mediating Clinical Claims

Mediating Clinical Claims is a timely and detailed look at the growing practice of mediating clinical negligence claims in England, written by one of the UK’s most experienced mediators of clinical claims. The book is aimed at all those with an interest in understanding why and how mediation is such an effective process in resolving such claims – claimants, healthcare professional and managers, lawyers, judges, policy-makers and mediators. It reviews... Read more

The Law of Assisted Reproduction

This title analyses the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 2008 and considers the wide-ranging legal, ethical, medical, moral and social arguments deployed in Parliament in favour of and opposing controversial amendments to the 1990 Act. The book explores in detail the provisions of the 2008 Act focussing on a number of key areas including: The removal of the need for a father provision Creation of saviour siblings Permitting the creation... Read more

The Law of Assisted Reproduction

There have been numerous developments since publication of the first edn in both case law and procedure, which will be fully examined, including the addition of several new chapters. The key developments are: Chapter 1-Introduction Inclusion of more tables and statistics, (updated), in this chapter regarding the numbers of treatment cycles, embryos used, live birth rates, costs of IVF etc. Chapter 5: Three Parent Children-Mitochondrial Donation This new chapter will... Read more