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Recent

Last 12 months include:

  • Conclusion of multimillion pound 2 year international commercial arbitration as a co-arbitrator for the LCIA
  • Cerebral palsy case settled at the court door for the highest known sum in a Caribbean jurisdiction
  • Cerebral palsy case resulting from failure to monitor adequately during labour (judgment awaited)
  • Cerebral palsy case (now quantum only) arising from failure to treat hypoglycaemia in a neonate
  • Fatal case of a man treated for tuberculosis when he in fact had a lymphoma
  • Delay in the treatment of breast seroma following breast cancer surgery – case settled
  • ARB v IVF Hammersmith and R [2018] EWCA Civ 2803 – instructed by the Third Party in IVF appeal: whether legal policy in tort McFarlane v Tayside Board [2000] 2 AC 59 applicable to a claim for breach where a strict to strict contractual clause.
  • Speaking at the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales on my favourite topic: expert evidence.

Current Activities include

  • Claim for limb amputations from a failure to diagnose and expeditiously treat appropriately a case of sepsis – with causation in issue
  • Claim for paraplegia as a consequence of failure to diagnose spinal abscess and treat appropriately (liability settled – quantum to be determined)
  • Claim of brain damage caused by a therapeutic overdose of parenteral opiates
  • Working on criminal appeal against conviction in an alleged shaken baby syndrome (“SBS”) case
  • General Editor of multi-author book “Expert Psychiatric Evidence” 2nd Edition with Professor Keith Rix
  • Co-writing a text on Risk Management in the NHS with Omar Malik and Professor Philip Steer
  • As an examiner for the Faculty of Forensic and Legal Medicine of the Royal College of Physician, setting examination questions for the primary FFLM
  • Training new advocacy tutors at Cumberland Lodge for Lincoln’s Inn
  • Updating Equality and Diversity training
  • Post Call Advocacy training at Highgate House for Lincoln’s Inn barristers
  • Professional Negligence Bar Association Annual Clinical Negligence Conference, Oxford

Further developing my interest in the piano by promoting the annual Milton Combe Piano Festival: https://www.mcpfestival.co.uk

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