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Clinical negligence cases and the burden of proof (Barnett v Medway NHS Foundation Trust)

Published on: 09 May 2017
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Clinical negligence cases and the burden of proof (Barnett v Medway NHS Foundation Trust)
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  • To what extent is the judgment helpful in clarifying the law in this area?
  • What are the implications for practitioners? What will they need to be mindful of when advising in this area? Any best practice tips?
  • Are there still any grey areas practitioners will need to watch out for? If so, how can they avoid any possible pitfalls?

Article summary

Personal Injury analysis: In Barnett v Medway NHS Foundation Trust the court was entitled to rely on the burden of proof because it was not possible to resolve a factual issue. Sarah Crowther, barrister at Outer Temple looks at the complex issues that arose in the case. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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