Written in a clear and concise style, this new seventh edition of this popular and highly respected title has been fully updated to take account of the various important developments in legislation and case law that have occurred since the previous edition.
Practical and accessible, it provides practitioners with a structured background to the law and guidance to the various stages through which claimants and their lawyers must progress in a claim for clinical negligence. This information is supported by numerous case illustrations along with practical guidance on procedure. A 'must-have' title for all practitioners specialising in this complex area of the law.
Fully revised and updated to include:
- causation in negligence,
- human rights and clinical negligence,
- expert evidence,
- terms of duty of care,
- detention under the Mental Capacity Act 2005,
- the Mental Capacity Act 2005, and
- the NHS Redress Act 2006.