In RE (a minor) v Huddersfield and Calderdale NHS Foundation Trust  EWHC 824 (QB) the infant claimant suffered a brain injury during her protracted birth. Her mother and grandmother sustained psychiatric injuries following sight of the baby, who was born in an extremely poor condition. William Featherby QC and Vanessa Cashman of 12KBW succeeded in obtaining judgment … Continue reading RE (a minor) v Huddersfield and Calderdale NHS Foundation Trust  EWHC 824 (QB); primary and secondary victims succeed in birth case
Co-editor of the 12KBW Clinical Negligence blog Rory Badenoch considers the recent Court of Appeal case of Barnett, one of the rare cases in which a judge’s inability to resolve an issue of fact had been justified (Stephens v Cannon  EWCA Civ 222 and Verlander v Devon Waste Management  EWCA Civ 835 applied). … Continue reading SIMON BARNETT v MEDWAY NHS FOUNDATION TRUST  EWCA Civ 235; justified inability to make a finding of fact.
In this blog Tim Petts of 12 KBW considers the recent Court of Appeal case of Willmott where the judge at first instance was accused of bias. It is always slightly unnerving to appear in front of a judge who says something to show that they have personal expertise in a topic, particularly when … Continue reading Willmott v The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust  EWCA Civ 181; Cement, shaking heads and arthritic knees