In the decision today is FB -v- Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust [2017] EWCA Civ 334 the Court of Appeal made important observations about the duty of care owed by junior doctors. “The conduct of Dr Rushd in the present case must be judged by the standard of a reasonably competent SHO in an accident […]

The Personal Injury Group are pleased to be sponsoring Kerry Underwood’s talk in Leeds on Thursday the 11th May 2017. This course looks in detail at the personal injury reforms following the Government’s announcement on 23 February 2017. The talk is in central Leeds, near the railway station, at BPP, Leeds, Whitehall Quay, Leeds. To […]

By Peter Yates Darnley v Croydon Health Services NHS Trust [2017] EWCA Civ 151 Mr Darnley, the Claimant, was assaulted. He received a head injury. His friend drove him to a nearby A & E department. The hospital in question operated a commonly used system; a “civilian” (i.e., non-clinically qualified) receptionist would take the patient’s […]

By Elliot Kay   Godfrey Morgan Solicitors (A Firm) v Michael Arms [2017] EWCA Civ 323 The Appellant firm of solicitors appealed against the decision of a first instance appeal which determined that it had been properly added as a Defendant to a claim for professional negligence despite the prior expiry of the relevant limitation […]

Zenith PI Group has a series of lectures covering key areas of law and medicine. Cancer, Causation and the Courts. Anything & Everything you wanted to know about A&E but were afraid to ask. Going Under- Anaesthesia and the Law. Constitutional changes in the spine and the impact on damages. All of these courses can […]

The decision of the Upper Tribunal in  VG -v- CICA [2017] UKUT 0049 (AAC) is important reading for anyone involved in advising in fatal claims. In essence a High Court action was rendered valueless because the damages awarded were offset by the CICA.  It shows the need to think long and hard before issuing civil […]

 By Catherine Duffy UK Insurance Limited and R&S Pilling T/A Phoenix Engineering [2017]EWCA Civ 259 Court of Appeal (Civil Division) – hearing date 29th March 2017 The issue was whether the motor insurance cover of the 1st defendant’s, Mr Holden, extended to liability for damage to the property of 3rd parties as a result of […]