Welcome to Issue 19 of the Medico-Legal Magazine, produced by SpecialistInfo and publishing partner Iconic Media Solutions Ltd.
This spring issue of 2022 includes articles from two of the confirmed speakers at the Medico-Legal Conference coming up this summer: Alex Hutton, QC, Hailsham Chambers, and Keynote Speaker at the Conference this year, discusses the law on Consent; and Miss Lorin Lakasing, Consultant in Maternal and Fetal Medicine, shares her insight on Maternity Risk Management and missed learning opportunities. Also in this issue, Abigail Telford, Specialist Clinical Negligence and Personal Injury Barrister at Parklane Plowden, Leeds, summarises a recent landmark case involving non-delegable duties and vicarious liability; Finally, Martin Cheyne, Healthcare Employment Partner, Hempsons, Harrogate, summarises the current situation regarding vaccination as a condition of deployment.
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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Pg4 SpecialistInfo Medico-Legal Courses 2022 By Lisa Cheyne
Pg6 Maternity Risk Management – Missed Learning Opportunities By Miss Lorin Lakasing
Pg12 Hughes v Rattan  EWCA CIV 107: Non-Delegable Duties and Vicarious Liability: a Case Summary to Sink Your Teeth Into By Abigail Telford
Pg14 The law on Consent to Medical Treatment: the Fate of Two Ground-breaking Authorities By Alexander Hutton QC
Pg20 What now: Vaccination as a Condition of Deployment By Martin Cheyne,
Pg23 Medico-Legal News By Lisa Cheyne