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Medical Law Briefing – December 2020

To round off what has been a rather odd 2020, we bring you the Medical Law annual legal update, courtesy of Ella Davis and David Thomson. It has been a  busy year for reported cases in this area and so we hope you find this briefing useful. We look forward to working with you all


The High Court on 15 December 2020 handed down judgment in the case of JMH v 1. Akramy 2. Badger Group 3. NHS Commissioning Board [2020] EWHC 3445 (QB), an important decision regarding the NHS’s liability for outsourced medical treatment. The Claimant, JMH, sustained severe brain injuries on account of (allegedly) negligent medical care provided


In their webinar yesterday, Sarah Prager, Lisa Dobie, Conor Kennedy and Richard Collier donned their Christmas jumpers and took attendees on a whistle stop tour of some of the key cases of 2020 in the areas of Personal Injury, Clinical Negligence, Travel Law, Public Sector Law, Professional Negligence and Property Law. From vicarious liability to


Our hearty thanks go to all of our readers for donating so generously to Crisis at Christmas via the link provided in last week’s Weekly Roundup (First Christmas Alone — Police Dog Hogan). Our fundraising efforts have been so successful that the band has surpassed its original target figure, and is within a few percentage


In their webinar yesterday, Sarah Prager and Andrew Spencer covered the fundamental changes to the legal landscape in relation to jurisdiction and enforcement following the end of the Transition Period on 31st December. These two very experienced members of chambers also discussed how to handle the forthcoming challenges posed by the combination of Brexit and


In 1CL’s last webinar of the year, Sarah Prager, Lisa Dobie, Conor Kennedy and Richard Collier don their Christmas jumpers and take attendees on a whistle stop tour of some of the key cases of 2020 in the areas of Personal Injury, Clinical Negligence, Travel Law, Public Sector Law, Professional Negligence and Property Law. From


Last week judgment was handed down in the case of Tavistock v Bell [2020] EWHC 3274 (Admin), a landmark judicial review of medical treatment for gender dysphoria in minors. In a nutshell, the Divisional Court, comprising Dame Victoria Sharp, Lord Justice Lewis and Mrs Justice Lieven, concluded that puberty blocking drugs were an innovative and


The team is feeling festive this week; the puddings are made, the tree is dressed, the Christmas madeira is decanted, and the 1CL choir is practising its carol singing. And what better to add to the generally joyous air than yet another award to add to our already pretty impressive collection? This week brought the


Since at least 2003, when the judgment in Lowther v Chatwin [2003] EWCA Civ 729 was handed down, the Courts have been alive to a limited set of circumstances in which the Social Security (Recovery of Benefits) Act 1997 (“the 1997 Act”) imposed an (arguably) unfair burden on liability insurers: see, for exp., [7] in


In their webinar yesterday, Christopher Pask and Richard Collier provided a comprehensive overview of Section 41 of the Highways Act. They covered: the statute important cases things to look out for useful evidential pointers less typical situations, e.g. transient material, drains, verges If you missed it, you can view it here


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