Congratulations to our four members appointed to the Attorney General’s Panel of Counsel - Aug 2022
Jim appears in inquests on a regular basis and has considerable experience representing Interested Persons at inquests.
He has represented families in cases spanning a wide range of medical issues, including iatrogenic bowel injury, sepsis and dementia. Recently He represented the family of Natasha Wild, a young woman who was tragically killed by her boyfriend, who was a paranoid schizophrenic. The jury recorded a number of failings by police, the local authority and the NHS Trust that had been treating him.
Jim also often represents clinicians on behalf of medical defence organisations and represents the Ministry of Justice in prison death inquests. Recent cases have involved venous thromboembolism, neonatal deaths, a failed tracheostomy following tongue ablation surgery, and suicide. He has particular experience of inquests in a mental health context and of the role of Article 2 in inquests.
- Rita Britten inquest (2022): Represented son of a psychiatric in-patient who choked on an apple and was found to have suffered ‘neglect’. Prevention of future deaths report concerning choking guidance relating to larger patients.
- Gosport inquests (2022): Instructed by a number of families whose elderly relatives died at Gosport War Memorial Hospital in the 1980s and 1990s. They seek fresh inquests.
- WMP inquest (2022): Representing the parents of an otherwise healthy infant who died tragically following a failure to administer Vitamin K during the ante-natal period.
- Stefan Quagraine inquest (2022): Appeared for family of a 23 year-old poet and musician who died after contracting COVID-19 in the early days of the pandemic.
- Brenda Burbeck inquest (2022): Represented a GP in relation to the death of an elderly patient in circumstances where her blood thinning medication had been paused following a road traffic accident.
- Chanel Nelson inquest (2022): Represented the family of a young woman who died on the operating table during an operation to remove a benign tumour.
- Chloe Lumb inquest (2022): Appeared on behalf of the husband of a 24-year-old mother of two. She died as a result of a hospital’s failure to diagnose an aortic dissection.
- T Inquest: Acted for Animal and Plant Health Authority at inquest into the death of man from salmonella.
- Y Inquest: Represented GP in high profile inquest into the death of pregnant woman who committed suicide.
- O Inquest: Acted for family in Article 2 inquest into death of woman who died in psychiatric care due to myocarditis caused by clozapine toxicity.
- W Inquest: Represented an Edinburgh-based GP practice at death of a student from anorexia nervosa.
- Wild Inquest: Complex Article 2 inquest into death of young woman who was unlawfully killed.
- Patterson Inquest: Represented the family of woman whose death was contributed to by medical neglect.
- Peter Maher Inquest: Represented a GP who carried out a mental health assessment on the deceased. This two-week jury inquest involved complex Article 2 ECHR issues and multiple state agencies.
- TJ Pimm Inquest: Appeared for the family in an Article 2 inquest where jury found that adequate precautions were not taken to manage a young man’s suicide risk.
- XW inquest: Acted for the family of Mr W, who ended his life in a Birmingham hospital.
- ED inquest: Appeared on behalf of the deceased’s treating GP.
- ETF inquest: Represented an orthopaedic surgeon in a complex venous thromboembolism case.
- NW inquest: Currently acting for the family of a woman killed by her schizophrenic boyfriend having successfully argued that the investigation engages Article 2 and requires a jury.
A New Bill of Rights? The Bill of Rights Bill Explained Webinar - Jul 2022
Stephen Holden prison death: Jim Duffy represents Ministry of Justice - Jun 2022
Plane Meaning: EU customs special procedures scrutinised in aviation company’s appeal - May 2022
Psychiatric patient choking death contributed to by neglect: Jim Duffy appears for son of Rita Britten - May 2022
1COR Quarterly Medical Law Review – Spring 2021 – Issue 9 - Jul 2021
Sarabjit Singh QC and Jim Duffy appear in key Supreme Court immigration case - May 2021
Law Pod UK Ep. 136: Essential Inquest Law Updates - Feb 2021
Jim Duffy to speak at Association of Breast Surgery Webinar - Oct 2020
Successful defence of GP surgery in wrongful birth claim - Oct 2020
1COR Quarterly Medical Law Review – Spring 2020 – Issue 5 - May 2020
Scope of Duty and Causation: Chester v Afshar Revisited in Leeds - Feb 2020
Jim Duffy represents family of Natasha Wild - Dec 2019
1COR Brighton’s annual Ghulam Hussain Volleyball Cup is here! - Jul 2019
Protecting children from harm: CN & GN v Poole Borough Council - Jun 2019
Jim Duffy and Jo Moore appointed to the Attorney General’s C Panel of Junior Counsel to the Crown - Jan 2019
Jim Duffy in medical ‘neglect’ inquest - Nov 2018
Jim Duffy appears in judicial review over murder conviction - Oct 2018
Seven 1COR members in landmark Supreme Court case - Jul 2018
Jim Duffy writes about his experiences at the Paris Bar for Counsel Magazine - May 2018
Jim Duffy in Subject Access Request win for GP - Feb 2018
Gideon Barth, Jim Duffy, Lizanne Gumbel QC and Mark Wainwright running the London and Brighton Marathons - Jan 2018
Law Pod UK Ep. 17: Prospects for the Infected Blood Inquiry - Nov 2017
Clinical negligence and the duty to disclose: full house of 1COR members in high profile Court of Appeal case - Jun 2017
Jim Duffy acts for family in suicide case where Adequate and Appropriate precautions not taken - Apr 2017
Jim Duffy in Successful Unfair Dismissal Claim - Mar 2017
UK Human Rights Blog is pick of best legal bloggers by The Times - Feb 2017
Jim Duffy in TUPE unfair dismissal win - Oct 2015
We send a team to annual charity beach volleyball tournament organised by our Brighton Chambers - Jul 2015
Jim Duffy has returned to full-time practice after a year spent in the Supreme Court - Oct 2014
1COR are delighted to announce that Lois Williams and Jim Duffy have accepted our offer of tenancy - Sep 2013