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Elizabeth Grace published in AvMA Lawyers Service Newsletter

Elizabeth Grace has recently been published in the AvMA Lawyers Service Newsletter regarding an inquest she was instructed in involving the death of a five-year-old at The Children’s Trust. Elizabeth Grace acted for the foster family in a case involving the death of a five-year-old boy called Connor Wellsted who was tragically killed after being trapped under a cot bumper whilst in the care of The Children’s Trust, a brain injury rehabilitation facility for children. Elizabeth Grace was instructed by Charlotte Connor of AvMA, on a pro bono basis, to represent the foster parents. This case attracted national press attention and we included a short summary of the case with press links in May. Click here to read this summary. Within the AvMA…

Clinical Negligence, Legal Blog & Publications, Personal Injury 7 Jul, 2022

Outer Temple Chambers nominated by The Legal 500 UK Bar Awards

Outer Temple Chambers has been nominated by The Legal 500 Bar Awards as Clinical Negligence, Personal Injury and Employment Set of the Year. Additionally, barristers Saul Margo and Oliver Powell have been nominated respectively for Chancery Junior and Corporate Crime Junior of the Year. Legal 500 Set of the Year We are delighted to announce that Outer Temple Chambers has been nominated by The Legal 500 Bar Awards for Clinical Negligence, Personal Injury and Employment Set of the Year 2022! Our Clinical Negligence barristers cover various claims involving doctors, dentists, nurses and other health professionals. We are frequently instructed in the most demanding and highest value cases, including birth injury and other serious neurological injuries. Legal 500 has stated that…

Clinical Negligence, News, Employment, Personal Injury 6 Jul, 2022

The Spinal Sessions; Cauda Equina Syndrome – Talk 5: Journey of Cauda Equina from an occupational therapy & care perspective

Outer Temple Chambers hosted a conference on spinal injury, focusing on Cauda Equina Syndrome. The final talk of the day was from Maggie Sargent and Gill Creighton of Maggie Sargent & Associates, who covered the journey of Cauda Equina from an occupational therapy & care perspective. Outer Temple Chambers hosted a series of talks and discussions on spinal injury related topics. These were chaired by Eliot Woolf QC. The webinar was held on Thursday 23rd June 2022. The Spinal Sessions focused on the topic of Cauda Equina Syndrome. The fifth and final talk of the day was from Maggie Sargent and Gill Creighton (Care and Case Management Specialists) of Maggie Sargent & Associates, who covered the journey of Cauda Equina from…

Clinical Negligence, Webinars & Vlogs 4 Jul, 2022

The Spinal Sessions; Cauda Equina Syndrome – Talk 4: A legal update on cauda claim catastrophes – committals for contempt of court!

Outer Temple Chambers hosted a conference on spinal injury, focusing on Cauda Equina Syndrome on Thursday 23rd June 2022. The fourth in a series of five talks was by Tom Gibson, who gave a legal update on cauda equina claim catastrophes. Outer Temple Chambers hosted a series of talks and discussions on spinal injury related topics. These were chaired by Eliot Woolf QC. The webinar was held on Thursday 23rd June 2022. The Spinal Sessions focused on the topic of Cauda Equina Syndrome. The fourth talk of the day was by Outer Temple’s Tom Gibson, who gave a legal update on cauda claim catastrophes. Tom Gibson looks at two case studies with in his presentation; ‘Calderdale and Huddersfield v Metcalf’ and ‘North…

Clinical Negligence, Webinars & Vlogs 4 Jul, 2022

The Spinal Sessions; Cauda Equina Syndrome – Talk 3: The rehabilitation of Cauda Equina Syndrome patients

Outer Temple Chambers hosted a conference on spinal injury, focusing on Cauda Equina Syndrome, on 23rd June 2022. The third talk of the day was by Consultant in Neurorehabilitation, Dr Naveen Kumar, who covered the rehabilitation of Cauda Equine Syndrome patients. Outer Temple Chambers hosted a series of talks and discussions on spinal injury related topic, chaired by Eliot Woolf QC. The webinar was held on Thursday 23rd June 2022. ‘The Spinal Sessions’ focused on the topic of Cauda Equina Syndrome. The third talk of the day was by Consultant in Neurorehabilitation, Dr Naveen Kumar, who covered the rehabilitation of Cauda Equine Syndrome patients. Dr Naveen Kumar is a Consultant in Spinal Injuries at MCSI based at Robert Jones & Agnes…

Clinical Negligence, Webinars & Vlogs 4 Jul, 2022

The Spinal Sessions; Cauda Equina Syndrome – Talk 2: A legal update on liability, delay in diagnosis, consent and causation

Outer Temple Chambers hosted a conference on spinal injury, focusing on Cauda Equina Syndrome on Thursday 23rd June 2022. The second talk of the day was by Jonathan Hand QC and Daniel Clarke. They gave a legal update on liability, delay in diagnosis and treatment, consent and causation. Outer Temple Chambers hosted a series of talks and discussions on spinal injury related topics. These were chaired by Eliot Woolf QC. The webinar was held on Thursday 23rd June 2022. The Spinal Sessions focused on the topic of Cauda Equina Syndrome. The second talk of the day was by Jonathan Hand QC and Daniel Clarke who gave a legal update on, liability, delay in diagnosis & treatment, Consent and causation. Jonathan and…

Clinical Negligence, Webinars & Vlogs 4 Jul, 2022

The Spinal Sessions; Cauda Equina Syndrome – Talk 1: Diagnosis, surgical timing and causation

Outer Temple Chambers hosted a conference on spinal injury, focusing on Cauda Equina Syndrome in June 2022. The first in a series of five talks was by Consultant Neurosurgeon, John Leach, where he covered diagnosis, surgical timing and causation. Outer Temple Chambers hosted a series of talks and discussions, chaired by Eliot Woolf QC, on spinal injury related topics; The Spinal Sessions, Cauda Equina Syndrome. The webinar was held on Thursday 23rd June 2022. The first talk of the day was by Consultant Neurosurgeon, John Leach, who covered diagnosis, surgical timing and causation. John Leach is a Consultant Neurosurgeon with sub-specialty interests in spinal surgery, including tumours. He has a particular expertise in neck conditions including neck and arm pain, disc…

Clinical Negligence, Webinars & Vlogs 4 Jul, 2022

Elizabeth Grace instructed in inquest into the death of a five year old at The Children’s Trust

Elizabeth Grace acted for the foster family in a case involving the death of a 5 year old boy who was tragically killed after being trapped under a cot bumper whilst in the care of The Children’s Trust, a brain injury rehabilitation facility for children. Prior to his death, Connor Wellsted was undergoing a period of rehabilitation at The Children’s Trust. Even though Connor had suffered a cardiac arrest resulting in a brain injury when he was just five weeks old, he was making remarkable progress under the care of his foster parents, who were his permanent carers from the age of just five months. He was at the centre to improve his level of mobility as a result of…

Clinical Negligence, News, Personal Injury 17 May, 2022

“International Clinical Negligence, from Cayman Islands to Cumbria”- Sarah Crowther QC & Tom Gibson at the Travel Law Conference 2022

Sarah Crowther QC and Tom Gibson presented a talk on international clinical negligence at Outer Temple’s Travel Law Conference in Manchester. The video and slides are now available. 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. International Clinical Negligence – from the Cayman Islands to Cumbria Tom opened the presentation by focusing on an area close to his heart,…

Webinars & Vlogs, Travel Vlogs, Travel 22 Apr, 2022

Secondary Victim Claims: Tom Gibson comments on Paul v Wolverhampton

The Court of Appeal has now handed down judgment in Paul v Wolverhampton, Polmear v Cornwall and Purchase v Dr Ahmed – three conjoined appeals on the ‘secondary victim’ criteria for psychiatric injury claims in a clinical negligence setting.  Tom Gibson takes a closer look at the implications. While medical negligence practitioners everywhere may have been hoping for clarity in the law, it looks as though the secondary victim claims saga will continue to run.  Though the Court of Appeal decided the appeals, perhaps reluctantly, in favour of the defendants, the Court also encouraged the claimants to appeal to the Supreme Court. All three cases featured claimants who suffered psychiatric injuries resulting from family members’ tragic, sudden deaths following medical…

Clinical Negligence, News 18 Jan, 2022

Court approves settlement of over £22 million in birth injury claim

Jonathan Hand QC, instructed by CL Medilaw, represented the Claimant who suffered severe brain damage at the time of her birth. In this case, liability had already been settled on the basis that the Claimant would receive 90% of the full value of the claim, leaving the amount of compensation to be decided by the Court. Following further consideration of the claim, the High Court approved a settlement with a capital value of over £22 million (equivalent to over £24.5 million on a full liability basis). The settlement was structured so as to allow the Claimant to receive periodical payments for care and case management for her lifetime. In addition, annual payments of £265,000 were ordered up to age 25,…

News 7 Jan, 2022

University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire NHS Trust

Jonathan Hand QC appears in Miller v University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire NHS Trust 

Jonathan Hand QC successfully represented the Claimant in this clinical negligence claim, in which judgment was given on 9 November 2021. The following is a summary of the judge’s decision in the case.  The claim was brought on behalf of Mrs Miller’s estate together with a claim by her husband and her half-brother, as dependents under the Fatal Accidents Act 1976 after Mrs Miller was involved in a serious road traffic accident in 2016. The background In the accident, Mrs Miller suffered multiple orthopaedic injuries, including multiple fractures. Following arrival at the hospital by air ambulance, Mrs Miller underwent surgery for the fractures and was admitted to the ICU. Several weeks later, by which time Mrs Miller’s condition appeared to…

Clinical Negligence, News 22 Dec, 2021

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