Axiom Advocates Clinical Liability Seminar **Limited places available**

Axiom Advocates Clinical Liability Seminar **Limited places available**

May 11 2017

Axiom Advocates Clinical Liability Seminar
Thursday 11th May 2017 from 4:15pm
G&V Royal Mile Hotel, George IV Bridge, Edinburgh
Chaired by Chris Paterson, Advocate

Axiom is delighted to host an event dedicated to Clinical Liability on Thursday 11th May 2017 which will take place at the G&V Hotel on George IV Bridge, from 4:15pm. The programme for the event will be as follows:

4:15pm Welcome, coffee and tea

4:30pm Roddy Dunlop QC

4.50pm Mr Jonathan Cowie, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

5.10pm Helen Watts, Advocate

5:30pm Wine and canapés

Roddy Dunlop, QC

“Scope of duty in clinical negligence claims: The Parable of the Mountaineer’s Knee."

Roddy Dunlop QC will discuss the question of scope of duty in claims for clinical negligence – in particular those based on Montgomery v Lanarkshire HB. If there is defective consent, to what extent does the ultimate injury need to be linked to the defect in consent? And what place is there for scope of duty arguments, such as those discussed in the recent Supreme Court case of BPE, in claims for clinical negligence?

Mr Jonathan Cowie, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

“DVT thromboprophylaxis  - damned if you do and damned if you don’t?”

Jonathan Cowie, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, will speak on the difficulties for clinicians in balancing risks of clotting and bleeding in post operative management of patients.

Helen Watts, Advocate

"Clinical Liability - Recent Noteworthy Cases”

Helen Watts will provide an update on recent developments in clinical liability litigation.

This event is open to practising solicitors, is free of charge, and is eligible for CPD.

Please be aware that space is limited and places may have to be allocated on a ‘first come, first served’ basis.  If after booking you subsequently cannot attend, please do let us know in order to avoid disappointment for others.

If you would like to attend please contact catriona.still@axiomadvocates.com