Sydney Chawatama successfully represented a claimant at trial in a clinical negligence case arising from the failure to investigate a breast lump correctly which was later diagnosed as cancerous.

The defendants then appealed on a matter of fact to the Court of Appeal where Philip Havers QC (acting pro bono) and Sydney successfully resisted their appeal.

The Court of Appeal gave further clarification as to the circumstances in which an appellate court will interfere with the findings of primary fact made by a trial judge.

The full judgment can be read here.