Ampersand Advocates Summer Clinical Negligence Seminar 2019

CPD: 3 1/2 hours substantive law; 1/2 hour advocacy (Accredited by APIL Training) Cost: Free Venue: Radisson Blu, 80 High St, The Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 1TH

Our annual Clinical Negligence seminar for 2019 took place on 17th June 2019.

Chaired by Vinit Khurana QC, the programme was:

  • 9:40am – Registration, tea and coffee
  • 9.55am – Welcome and opening remarks from Chair, Vinit Khurana QC
  • 10am – Dr Alex Stirling, Consultant in Public Health Medicine, from the CMOS’ department “Realistic Medicine”.
  • 10:35am – Euan Mackenzie QCProcedural issues in clinical negligence litigation
  • 11:10am to 11:40am – Break
  • 11:40am – Archie MacSporran, advocate on “The introduction of periodical payment orders
  • 12:15pm – Dr John Millar, Consultant radiologist on “In the dark? – The philosophy of error
  • 12:50pm to 1.45pm – Lunch
  • 1:45pm – Dr Stephen Hearns, Consultant in Emergency Medicine “Decision making under pressure
  • 2:20pm – Isla Davie, advocate with a Case law update
  • 3pm to 3.30pm – Break
  • 3:30pm – Dr Sarah Cooper, Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, “Is my baby normal?”
  • 4pm – Closing remarks & questions
  • 4.05pm to 5pm – Drinks and Social hour

As part of our commitment to this area of practice there was no charge to attend this event.


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