Welcome to the sixth issue of the Quarterly Medical Law Review, brought to you by the barristers at 1 Crown Office Row.

Download the Summer 2020 newsletter here: 1COR QMLR – Summer 2020 – Issue 6

In this edition you will find:

Bill Edis QC considers the vexed issue of anonymity orders, particularly in circumstances where the Claimant is not a protected party on page 2.

Gideon Barth considers secondary victim claims in the clinical negligence context on page 4.

Marina Wheeler QC and Amelia Walker consider and summarise the findings of the Cumberlege Review into medical devices on page 5.

Rob Kellar QC explains a recent decision on dishonesty and admission of prejudicial material on appeal in circumstances where an agreement had been made to not admit the material on page 8.

Emma-Louise Fenelon and Jonathan Metzer explore two recent decisions on strike-out for lack of expert evidence on page 9.

Richard Mumford provides a fascinating and unique analysis of judicial decisions on consent post-Montgomery, to see if any trends can be gleaned on page 12.

Rajkiran Barhey analyses a decision which considers the distinction, or lack of, between the tests in Bolam and Bolitho on page 17.

Dominic Ruck Keene explains a recent decision on monitoring during labour on page 19.

Sarah Lambert QC provides an excellent summary of the ten most useful costs cases in 2020 thus far on page 22.

Charlotte Gilmartin explains a complex decision arising from treatment provided in a German hospital, and the associated international law issues in the clinical negligence context on page 25.


Upcoming Clinical Negligence Half Day Online Conference 

Richard Booth QC joins a panel of 7 clinical negligence silks for an afternoon conference on 24th September 2020 to raise funds for The Lee Spark Necrotising Fasciitis Foundation. Speakers will discuss topical issues and problem areas including fundamental dishonesty, expert witnesses and financial resources. Each booking allows for 20 attendees from within your organisation to join/view the recorded content and you can receive 15% discount using code RB15. Further details available on the Legal Training Consultancy website.

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