Identifying Defendants in Clinical Negligence Cases - Practical Tips & Caselaw

Identifying Defendants in Clinical Negligence Cases - Practical Tips & Caselaw

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Intermediate: Requires some prior subject knowledge
1.5 hours
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As the NHS faces unprecedented challenges, the face of defendants in these actions, even in matters where this previously was not an issue, is constantly changing.

Navigating these changes can be difficult and dangerous. Waiting list initiatives, third party service providers and the increased reliance on agency staff are just three instances of issues facing Claimant clinical negligence solicitors these days that were rarely problematic in the past. The private sector is also evolving, with the creation of tax-efficient company structures, evidence of vastly different contractual arrangements and the increased reliance of patients on private medical insurance to gain access to treatment.

There are many and various pitfalls involved in identifying the correct defendant. Failing to identify them correctly can have severe consequences for your client and your firm (and you!). This webinar aims to arm you as far as possible with practical advice as to how best to ensure you do not fall victim to the very real risk of getting it wrong.

This webinar will also look at ways to ensure your client’s position is as protected as possible in relation to this issue and examine any new cases or anecdotal examples of novel issues (which are arising more and more) in this area, with practical tips to build into your everyday practice.

What You Will Learn

This webinar will cover the following:

  • Examples of the different categories and sub-categories of defendant
  • Principles of vicarious liability, and when they apply
  • Ways to access information to enable you to identify the correct defendant
  • What to do if identification becomes problematic
  • The importance of witness evidence in relation to this topic (and generally)

This webinar was recorded on 28th February 2024