Attending the Hailsham Chambers Annual Medical Law Lecture

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I attended, along with two of my colleagues, Patricia Wakeford and Dr Jock Mackenzie. This was a particularly exciting occasion given the calibre of the guest speaker, Dame Janet Smith DBE, a former High Court Judge and perhaps best known for chairing The Shipman Inquiry.

The topic for discussion was "Causation made simple: mission impossible?" it was a fascinating talk by Dame Janet Smith DBE, which demonstrated how 'causation' (i.e. demonstrating that the substandard treatment was the cause of the injury for which a claim is brought) can often be trickier than expected and is one of the most difficult hurdles to overcome when bringing a clinical negligence claim.

This was an excellent occasion which brought together a number of professionals from the world of clinical negligence including Claimant and Defendant solicitors as well as charity representatives.

Stewart Young
Clinical Negligence team

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