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Insights / News
Outer Temple Chambers hosted a Travel Law Conference in Manchester on 17th March 2022 together with a selection of esteemed guests from the travel law industry. This was a hybrid event and the recordings are now available online. The second talk of the day was “International Clinical Negligence – from the Cayman Islands to Cumbria”, presented by specialist travel law silk Sarah Crowther QC and clinical negligence expert Tom Gibson.
Tom opened the presentation by focusing on an area close to his heart, Cumbria, whilst Sarah followed with an international focus in the second part.
Part 1 (‘Cumbria’)
Clinical negligence basics (Tom Gibson)
C v North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust EWHC 61 (QB)
Expert evidence (on breach of duty) – the approach a Court should take
Part 2 (‘Cayman Islands’)
International features (Sarah Crowther QC)
Jurisdiction Governing law
Common issues: contract or tort? Local standards?
Sarah Crowther QC is ranked as a leading silk for personal injury and travel law. Sarah has experience in all claims for injury, illness or accident with an international element, and disputes over jurisdiction and applicable law. She has appeared in recent high-profile cases in the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court and is experienced in working with expert evidence of foreign law and handling claims to which foreign law applies.
Tom Gibson has a busy clinical negligence practice and is experienced in claims with an international element. He represents both claimants and defendants in claims arising from delayed diagnoses, birth injuries, and surgical negligence. He has significant trial experience in his own right and is equally comfortable dealing with quantum (and working with a leader) on the highest value cases.
Legal 500 2021 said Tom “has an encyclopaedic understanding of the rules and how to apply them in practice to achieve the best strategic effect.”
If you would like to discuss any of the issues covered in this article please contact Paul Barton or Mark Gardner on +44 (0)20 7353 6381 who would be happy to have a discussion in the strictest of confidence