Articles - DAC Beachcroft

Articles by Stuart Keyden

Guidelines, not tramlines! The interplay between NICE Guidelines and clinical judgement

Guidelines, not tramlines! The interplay between NICE Guidelines and clinical judgement

In this briefing we analyse the recent case of Sanderson v. Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust [2020] EWHC 20 (QB), in which the High Court gra ...

The unchanging chance of winning on No.7 - Trial success for the Defendant in surgery which would always have taken place

The unchanging chance of winning on No.7 - Trial success for the Defendant in surgery which would always have taken place

In the recent case of Pomphrey v. Secretary of State for Health and North Bristol NHS Trust [2019] 4 WLUK 483, where DAC Beachcroft acted for the Defe ...

In practice: avoiding complaints and claims

In practice: avoiding complaints and claims

There are various incidents that occur in healthcare settings, and with a focus on learning from incidents to avoid complaints or claims we have inclu ...

Junior Doctors: 90 years of consultant advice in 7 minutes

Junior Doctors: 90 years of consultant advice in 7 minutes

The NHS is valued by patients for its quality of care and is considered to be one of the leading health and care services in the world. However, occas ...

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 ...

The erosion of patient confidentiality?

The erosion of patient confidentiality?

Summary In a potentially far-reaching judgment which appears to extend the recent trend in emphasis on patient autonomy to potential patients, the Cou ...

The long goodbye to Bolam: Consent in clinical negligence claims

The long goodbye to Bolam: Consent in clinical negligence claims

Following a ground-breaking decision by the Supreme Court in 2015, the Court of Appeal have recently re-affirmed that the well-known Bolam test in cli ...