Fixed recoverable costs (FRCs) – timetable delayed
FRCs in money claims (except clinical negligence) will not be implemented until October 2023 – a second extension of six months on the original timetable.
Civil Procedure Rules Committee (CPRC) may be the bearer of good news for defendants
Defendants may soon be able to enforce their costs against a claimant’s costs or damages obtained pursuant to a settlement.
Clinical Law Insight: Autumn 2022
We cover the latest on the Covid-19 Inquiry, NHS Resolution's second Early Notifications report, the roll-out of the new Patient Safety Incident Response Framework and the implications of virtual wards.
The evolving law on non-delegable duty of care
The recent Privy Council decision in the case of Gulf View Medical Centre Limited v Tesheria [2022] UKPC 38 looked at the question of whether or not two defendants had admitted a duty of care for the others’ care.
Metal on Metal: Product Liability Review; Medical Implants
At our webinar on 29 September, we reviewed Product Claims in a healthcare setting, which can arise in multiple types of claims.
Putting consent on trial - why informed decision making is important in clinical trials
This article considers the importance of ensuring that a participant in a clinical trial has given informed consent from a claims perspective.
NHS Resolution publishes report on first year of clinical negligence claims in general practice
NHS Resolution’s analysis of data for the first year of the Clinical Negligence Scheme for General Practice has identified that quicker and more accurate diagnosis and improved prescribing processes could result in better patient outcomes.
Clinical Law Insight: Summer 2022
We cover the latest on the Covid-19 Inquiry, recommendations from the Ockenden report and NHS Resolution's thematic reviews of clinical negligence claims in emergency medicine, diabetes and lower limb complications, plus an analysis of anaesthesia claims.
Insurance review: Summer 2022
From the changing landscape of vicarious liability to reforming clinical negligence in the NHS and a consultation on fixed recoverable costs amongst other topics, we analyse what these developments will mean for insurers.
Diabetes and lower limb complications: a thematic review of clinical negligence claims
Following the latest thematic review by NHS Resolution looking at the issue of diabetes and lower limb complications, we summarise when healthcare providers can step in to improve patient care, and how to prevent future harm.
Hughes v Rattan – Court of Appeal reaffirms Barclays decision on vicarious liability
The Court of Appeal determined whether the former owner of a dental practice was liable for the treatment provided to a patient by three self-employed dental associates. Find out what the decision means for healthcare providers.
Medical Malpractice Forward View 2022
In this year’s forward view, we consider issues ranging from fixed recoverable costs in clinical negligence claims, claims resulting from COVID-19 treatment, major inquiries, clinical trials and healthcare technology.