Clinical negligence

A NICE guide

A ruling lays bare the problem of inconsistent NICE guidelines and the illogicality they can create, as Jock Mackenzie explains

08 Jun 2020

Covert operations

Has the admissibility of covert digital recordings tipped the balance in favour of the claimant? Nicola Laver reports

29 Jan 2020

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

22 Jan 2020

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

05 Dec 2019

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

11 Oct 2019

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

10 Oct 2019

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

10 Sep 2019

Addressing the rehab paradox

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

24 Jun 2019

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

29 May 2019