Healthcare and Court of Protection

In the healthcare field, Leanne’s practice includes (in addition to clinical negligence, inquests and professional discipline):

  • Mental health and human rights
  • Judicial review
  • Medical product liability (including the group action for hip replacement devices)
  • Cases involving questions of confidentiality

Selected Cases

  • Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis v NHS England: Instructed by the Metropolitan Police in a judicial review claim of the publication of conclusions reached by NHS England in a serious incident report that criticised the police’s exercise of powers under s.136 Mental Health Act 1983.
  • Various claimants v De Puy: Part of the team advising on quantum in this group action arising from defective hip replacement devices.
  • Public inquiry into hyponatraemia-related paediatric deaths in Northern Ireland: Appeared for 3 different healthcare practitioners in a long-running public inquiry in Northern Ireland, investigating the deaths of 5 children in N.I. hospitals.
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