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Clinical Negligence

Jonathan Hand QC speaks at the AvMA (Not The) ACNC, sponsored by Outer Temple

Outer Temple is proud to sponsor the Action Against Medical Accidents (Not The) ACNC Online Event, a virtual alternative to their Annual Clinical Negligence Conference. Jonathan Hand QC will be speaking on Wrongful Birth Claims. On the mornings of 29th and 30th April 2021, rather than a trip to Bournemouth for the 32nd Annual Clinical Negligence Conference (ACNC), you are invited to virtually join a collection of expert speakers at the second online ‘(Not the) ACNC’. The event will have an obstetrics theme and there will be a live Q&A with the speakers at the end of both mornings. Wrongful Birth Claims Jonathan Hand QC has been asked once again to join the event as a speaker. Jonathan joins Miles…

Events, Clinical Negligence, News 29 Apr, 2021

Rachel Vickers awarded Clinical Negligence Junior of the Year at Chambers Bar Awards 2020

We are delighted to announce that  Rachel Vickers has been awarded Clinical Negligence Junior of The Year at the Chambers Bar Awards 2020. The 2020 Chambers Bar Awards were held virtually on Thursday, 19 November 2020. Chambers stated “To be ranked by Chambers means that your set and its members are at the top of the profession. To be shortlisted at the Chambers Bar Awards means, as a result of extensive objective research by our dedicated team of over 200 analysts, you are at the pinnacle of the profession. Congratulations!” Rebecca Priestley, Chief Executive, commented: “Our warm congratulations to Rachel Vickers on this well deserved recognition for her excellent and dedicated work on clinical negligence and commitment to client care…

Clinical Negligence, News 20 Nov, 2020

David Haines joins Outer Temple Chambers

Outer Temple Chambers is delighted to welcome David Haines to our clinical negligence and personal injury team. David qualified in medicine in 1998 and practised as a junior doctor prior to joining the Bar in 2005. He has since built a broad ranging, complex, clinical and dental negligence and personal injury practice. He also undertakes sports, Court of Protection and inquest work. He has considerable experience in advisory work, settling pleadings including schedules of special damages and counter schedules. David is a particular authority in clinical negligence and is ranked in Chambers and Partners 2021. The legal directory notes that he is “clear, fastidious and bright…excellent with clients and experts alike and has a great understanding of medical issues”. They…

Clinical Negligence, News 18 Nov, 2020

Double nomination at Chambers Bar Awards 2020

We are delighted to be nominated Client Service Set of the Year whilst Rachel Vickers has been nominated Clinical Negligence Junior of The Year at the Chambers Bar Awards 2020. Despite the difficulties of lockdown, Chambers & Partners have been busy completing the research process to decide the rankings for their 2020 edition. As part of this process they identify those worthy of their Chambers Bar Awards and have taken notice of the hard work by the Outer Temple team in not one but two categories: Clinical Negligence Junior of the Year – Rachel Vickers, Outer Temple Chambers Client Service Set of the Year – Outer Temple Chambers Chambers stated “To be ranked by Chambers means that your set and…

Clinical Negligence, News 28 Sep, 2020

Outer Temple sponsors the AvMA Medico-Legal Issues in Surgery Conference

Outer Temple is proud to sponsor the Action against Medical Accidents Medico-Legal Issues in Surgery Conference, where James Counsell QC will be chairing and Jonathan Hand QC & Katarina Sydow will present. The event has been designed for solicitors and barristers to illustrate the key medico-legal issues in surgery, and is an excellent opportunity to learn from leading surgeons and develop your understanding to assist you in cases. An event not to be missed and essential for your clinical negligence caseload. James Counsell QC will be chairing the conference on both days and Jonathan Hand QC and Katarina Sydow will be presenting a lecture on Informed Consent and Causation. Registration You can view the programme and register for the conference here.…

Clinical Negligence, News 15 Sep, 2020

Tom Gibson acts for successful defendant in secondary victim claim strike out

Tom Gibson acted for the successful defendant in Purchase v Ahmed in striking out the claimant’s ‘secondary victim’ claim for psychiatric injury following the death of her daughter. However, the law on ‘secondary victim’ claims may soon change… The law might develop further in this area soon as the appeal in Paul v The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust [2019] EWHC 2893 (QB) is due to be heard this week, on 13-15 May 2020. Tom Gibson of our Clinical Negligence Team has successfully struck out the claimant’s ‘secondary victim’ claim in the case of Purchase v Ahmed (Birmingham County Court, 6 May 2020) and analyses the case and what the future may hold for ‘secondary victim’ claims below. The Facts The defendant,…

Clinical Negligence, News 12 May, 2020

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