Welcome to Issue 18 of the Medico-Legal Magazine, produced by SpecialistInfo and publishing partner Iconic Media Solutions Ltd.
This autumn issue of 2021 includes articles from three of the speakers at the Medico-Legal Conference held in the summer:
Lionel Stride, Barrister at Temple Garden Chambers, provides a brief overview of some material issues that may arise in clinical negligence terms in the time of coronavirus; Julienne Vernon, Head of Dispute Resolution and Quality at NHS Resolution, shares the organisation’s innovative approach to dispute resolution; and Flora McCabe, Clinical Negligence and Medical Regulatory and Inquest Defence Lawyer, Lockton LLP, discusses what is expected of an expert witness.
Also in this issue, James Kinsey, Barrister at Exchange Chambers explains Civil Procedure Rules – Part 35 Questions for Expert Witnesses; Amy Perry, Senior Associate, Clyde & Co LLP, discusses the recent indemnity insurance changes in GP and Primary Care claims; and Shoshana Mitchell, Pupil Barrister, Normanton Chambers, summarises a recent landmark qualified one-way costs shifting (“QOCS”) case.
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 now has a dedicated page on the Medico-Legal Section of the Specialistinfo.com website, where all the back issues can be viewed, 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 2021 By Lisa Cheyne
Pg 6 Civil Procedure Rules: Part 35 Questions for Expert Witnesses By James Kinsey,
Pg10 Expectation of An Expert Witness By Flora McCabe
Pg 14 It’s All Gung-Ho From Here: QOCS in light of Ho v Adelekun  UKSC 43 By Shoshana Mitchell
Pg17 Clinical Negligence in the Time of Coronavirus By Lionel Stride
Pg19 Resolving NHS Claims through Dispute Resolution By Julienne Vernon
Pg22 An Introduction to GP and other Primary Care Claims By Amy Perry
Pg27 Medico-Legal News By Lisa Cheyne