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Medical Law

 

The provision of medical treatment interacts with the law in many ways over and above the direct duty of patient care engaged in clinical negligence claims: healthcare professionals called to account before disciplinary regulatory bodies and before coroners; approval for treatment decisions sought or challenged in the Court of Protection; decisions as to the compulsory detention of mentally ill patients requiring judicial sanction; policy decisions as to healthcare challenged by way of judicial review. Further, the Human Rights Act is potentially engaged in every aspect of healthcare provided by the NHS.

Members of Chambers have both academic and practical interest in these wider issues of medical law, and have developed considerable experience of their inter-relationship in practice. 

We offer advice, representation and training where healthcare issues are involved in all of these areas, namely best interests decisions, human rights implications of medical treatment, mental health litigation, inquests and regulatory work.