Welcome to Issue 15 of the Medico-Legal Magazine, produced by SpecialistInfo and publishing partner Iconic Media Solutions Ltd.
This final issue of 2020 includes articles from several of the speakers from our recent Medico-Legal Conference: Warren Collins, personal injury lawyer of Penningtons Manches LLP, reminds experts how they should all understand the importance of their duties to the Court, and the potential consequences if they fail in them. Mark Waterstone, consultant obstetrician, covers the hot topic of consent in obstetrics. Jonathan Dingle, barrister and mediator at Normanton Chambers, updates us on the use of alternative dispute resolution in healthcare disputes. Also in this issue, regular contributor and healthcare law expert, Laurence Vick, discusses lessons learned from the Bristol heart scandal and the 2001 Kennedy inquiry.
Once again, the magazine will be circulated to up to 40,000 people in the industry, including doctors, insurance companies, law firms and medico-legal agencies. It is published on the Medico-Legal Section of the Specialistinfo.com website, and printed copies can be ordered from Iconic.
Specialistinfo maintains a database of contact details for up to 90,000 UK consultants and GPs, including approximately 11,000 consultants and GPs who undertake medico-legal work. We also provide Medico-Legal courses for expert witnesses and promote the members of the Faculty of Expert Witnesses (the FEW).
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Pg 4 SpecialistInfo Medico-Legal Courses 2020 By Lisa Cheyne
Pg 7 We Can Work It Out – or Day Tripper? Dispute Resolution in NHS Medico Legal Cases By Jonathan Dingle FRSA
Pg 12 Lessons learned from the Bristol heart scandal and the 2001 Kennedy Inquiry – Part 1 By Laurence Vick
Pg 16 Skipping the Light Fandango? By Warren Collins
Pg 19 Consent in obstetrics – the musings of an obstetrician five years post-Montgomery By Mark Waterstone
Pg 23 Medico-Legal News By Lisa Cheyne