Clinical negligence

The assumption of a duty of care

A public authority can assume responsibility towards someone by inference from its conduct towards them, as Laurence Toczek explains following the Supreme Court’s re-evaluation of the Caparo test

One day, a whisper

A diminishing number of clinical negligence lawyers can mount an effective claim today compared to 30 years ago, as Richard Barr illustrates

Consent and clinical negligence

A surgeon may be found liable if informed consent cannot be proven even if the surgery itself wasn’t negligent, as James Wilson-MacDonald and Nicholas Tod

One day, a whisper

A diminishing number of clinical negligence lawyers can mount an effective claim today compared to 30 years ago, as Richard Bar

Civil Justice Council plans to help vulnerable parties in civil courts

Recommendations on how to support vulnerable claimants and defendants in the civil courts have been put forward by the Civil Justic

Addressing the rehab paradox

NHS Resolution must resolve to change its stance on rehabilitation, argues Victori

Claimant solicitors predict “sharp contraction” of PI market

The Civil Liability Act reforms will lead to a sharp contraction in the claimant personal injury (PI) market, according to a survey of lawyers thi