Journals Higher Education



Published: 18 October 2007

496 Pages


ISBN: 9780199299645

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Clinical Negligence: A Practitioner's Handbook

Cecily Cameron and Elizabeth-Anne Gumbel QC

  • Comprehensive and highly practical new guide to investigating and litigating clinical negligence claims
  • Provides coverage of each step of a claim, from exploring complaints/disciplinary procedures and the possibility of early settlement, through to all aspects of investigation of potential claims, litigation, and damages
  • Details the particular considerations and difficulties that apply to clinical negligence that distinguish it from other personal injury litigation, such as the development of the law of negligence in the field, the technical complexity of the evidence, and risk analysis
  • Includes guidance on funding, costs, and the business considerations that must be understood if the work is to be undertaken profitably
  • Written in a clear and user-friendly style, with a practical 'know-how' focus throughout on issues such as client care, maintaining effective relationships between solicitors and counsel, selecting and managing experts, case management, and procedure
  • Co-authored by a barrister and a solicitor, both of whom are experienced practitioners, which ensures that all key aspects of case preparation, presentation and relevant law and practice are included
  • Contains a useful selection of precedents which complement the text and assist with case preparation

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