Articles - DAC Beachcroft

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Statutory patient safety investigations now just around the corner?

Statutory patient safety investigations now just around the corner?

Plans for a new statutory patient safety investigations system took another step forward this week with the publication of the Health Service Safety I ...

Statutory patient safety investigations a step closer?

Statutory patient safety investigations a step closer?

As the national drive to improve patient safety continues apace, moves to create a statutory patient safety investigations system through the Health S ...

Poor communication can lead to catastrophic injury – how can you be sure that your patient has understood?

Poor communication can lead to catastrophic injury – how can you be sure that your patient has understood?

The recent decision in Rajatheepan v Barking, Havering and Redbridge NHS Foundation Trust is an unusual one for clinical negligence claims. It did not ...

No room for error: service of the Claim Form by Litigants in Person

No room for error: service of the Claim Form by Litigants in Person

In a decision welcomed by defendant lawyers, the Supreme Court recently confirmed that no allowance will be made for Litigants in Person (LIPs) when i ...

Fixed recoverable costs in clinical negligence - a call for collaboration

Fixed recoverable costs in clinical negligence - a call for collaboration

Lord Justice Jackson has today published his report "Review of civil litigation costs: supplemental report, fixed recoverable costs". His report looke ...

Information required to obtain informed consent for elective procedures

Information required to obtain informed consent for elective procedures

Following a ground-breaking decision by the Supreme Court in 2015, Montgomery v Lanarkshire Health Board [2015] UKSC 11, the High Court has recently g ...

No compensation for loss arising from a claimant's criminal activity

No compensation for loss arising from a claimant's criminal activity

DAC Beachcroft has successfully defended a clinical negligence claim where the Claimant's loss arose from her own criminal conduct. Conduct which, it ...

Consultation on Clinical Negligence Scheme for Trusts Issued

Consultation on Clinical Negligence Scheme for Trusts Issued

NHS Resolution (formerly the NHS Litigation Authority) has published a consultation on Clinical Negligence Scheme for Trusts (CNST) seeking its member ...

NHS Resolution (formerly NHS Litigation Authority) Succeeds in Having £498k of Additional Liabilities Disallowed in Just Two Cases

NHS Resolution (formerly NHS Litigation Authority) Succeeds in Having £498k of Additional Liabilities Disallowed in Just Two Cases

NHS Resolution (formerly the NHS Litigation Authority) has successfully challenged the transfer of funding from the Legal Services Commission (public ...