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Eliot Woolf QC acts for the claimant in Khan v Meadows [2021] UKSC 21

Today, the Supreme Court handed down the eagerly anticipated judgment of Khan v Meadows [2021] UKSC 21. Eliot Woolf QC acted on behalf of the Claimant, instructed by Jacqui Hayat at Taylor Rose MW. Khan v Meadows raised a novel question unanswered in wrongful birth jurisprudence: if a child born with two disabilities would not have been born were it not for a doctor’s failure to advise of the risk of being born with one of those disabilities, can the mother recover the cost of both disabilities or is she restricted to those associated with the disability about which the doctor failed to advise? In Khan, the Claimant gave birth to a child with haemophilia and autism. Before the claimant became pregnant, she consulted her GP to determine whether…

Clinical Negligence, News 18 Jun, 2021

Limitation provisions during lockdown for personal injury & clinical negligence matters

Carin Hunt considers limitation issues resulting from the COVID-19 lockdown in her article for Lexis PSL. In the Lexis PSL article, ‘Coronavirus (COVID-19)—limitation provisions during lockdown for PI and clinical negligence matters’, Carin Hunt considers the consequences of Covid-19 for the limitation of personal injury and clinical negligence claims. Carin looks at delays to the conduct of litigation caused by the pandemic, and considers the use of standstill agreements and the operation of section 33 of the Limitation Act 1980 to keep claims in time. Article If you have subscription to Lexis, you may read the article here.  About the Author Carin Hunt joined Chambers in September 2019, following her pupillage and she is developing a busy practice in the…

Clinical Negligence, Legal Blog & Publications, Personal Injury 12 Aug, 2020

Could future litigation arise surrounding another breast implant controversy?

Nathan Tavares QC explores the potential for future litigation stemming from a rare form of cancer caused by breast augmentation surgery. Nathan Tavares QC of our Clinical Negligence Team has written an article on one of the latest medical issues surrounding breast augmentation surgery and the resulting litigation that may follow from Breast Implant Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma. Breast Implant Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma Controversy rarely leaves the sphere of breast surgery. The consequences of the PIP scandal, where implants had been fraudulently manufactured with unapproved silicone gel, have been far reaching. The report of the independent inquiry into the actions of rogue breast surgeon Ian Paterson was recently published and the litigation surrounding his misdemeanours and the…

Clinical Negligence, Legal Blog & Publications 7 May, 2020

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