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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 Daniel look at three different case studies where there was a delay in diagnosis and treatment, with in their presentation.

A Legal Update – Liability, delay in diagnosis and treatment, consent and causation

View the presentation slides from this talk here.

Watch the full video of Talk 2 below:

Other speakers included John Leach (Consultant Neurosurgeon), Dr Naveen Kumar (Consultant in Neurorehabilitation), Maggie Sargent and Gill Creighton (Care and Case Management Specialists) of Maggie Sargent & Associates. They also included Tom Gibson from Outer Temple Chambers’.

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Eliot Woolf QC chaired this event. He specialises exclusively in the fields of Clinical Negligence and Personal Injury (domestic and international). His Clinical Negligence practice is wide ranging, representing both claimants and defendants. His Personal Injury work has a focus on catastrophic brain and spinal injury claims, military claims and foreign accident / group illness claims.

He is regularly ranked as a Leading Individual in each of his practice areas in both The Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners.

To find out more, contact Paul Barton on +44 (0)20 7427 4907 or Chris Rowe on +44 (0)20 7427 4911 for a confidential discussion.


Jonathan Hand QC specialises in Clinical Negligence and Personal Injury work.

He has wide-ranging experience across both these fields, and acts for a mix of Claimant and Defendant clients. Much of his work involves catastrophic brain and spinal injuries as well as fatal accident claims.

He has a particular specialism in equine and other animal related litigation, and is well-known for his expertise in this area.

Other aspects of his practice include representation at Inquests and Professional Negligence claims arising out of the conduct of personal injury and clinical negligence litigation.

Jonathan is ranked by Chambers & Partners as a leading silk in both Clinical Negligence and Personal Injury.

To find out more, contact Paul Barton on +44 (0)207 427 4907 or on Graham Woods on +44 (0)20 7427 4902 for a confidential discussion.


Daniel Clarke practises in Personal Injury.

He has a particular specialism in cases with an international element, including claims raising conflicts and jurisdictional issues. He also has experience of acting in claims in other jurisdictions, including in the Privy Council and in Jersey.

He undertakes Clinical Negligence work for both claimants and defendants and receives regular instructions from NHS Trusts. His practice also includes industrial disease, historic sex abuse, RTAs, and employers’ liability.

He is an accredited mediator.

To find out more, contact Paul Barton on +44 (0)20 7427 4907 or Mark Gardner on +44 (0)207 427 4909 for a confidential discussion.

Clinical Negligence, Webinars & Vlogs 4 Jul, 2022

Authors

Eliot Woolf QC

Call: 1993 Silk: 2018

Jonathan Hand QC

Call: 1990 Silk: 2019

Daniel Clarke

Call: 2005

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