Professional Negligence in the 21st Century


**Event Update 5/1/17** Spaces now limited. Booking closes at 12 noon on 11/1/17.

Highlighting issues, themes and trends in the law of professional negligence as it has been re-shaped for the 21st Century, topics addressed will include:

  • the impact of the Supreme Court’s Montgomery decision;
  • the developing law of non-delegable duties and its significance for the law of clinical negligence;
  • the liabilities of investment advisors;
  • the liabilities of litigation funders; and
  • the liabilities of the police.

A general theme emerging from the papers is how changing perceptions about the professions have been reflected in changes to legal rules.

Seminar Details:
Date: Tuesday, 17 January 2017
Time: 11:00 to 17:15 (registration from 10:30)
Venue: Coutts Lecture Theatre, Room 3:31, Wills Memorial Building, University of Bristol, Queens Road, Bristol, BS8 1RJ
Cost: Free
A light buffet lunch will be provided and attendees will receive an issue of the Journal of Professional Negligence

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Why book into ‘Professional Negligence in the 21st Century’?

    • Benefit from in depth presentations from the chair and speakers – all leading experts in professional negligence (more info below)
    • Gain the opportunity for discussion and analysis in Q&A sessions after each presentation
    • Broaden and deepen your understanding of a wide variety of issues relating to professional negligence in the light of important recent developments

Papers to be presented
Imran Benson (Hailsham Chambers, London), ‘The liabilities of litigation funders’
Joanne Conaghan & Clare Torrible (University of Bristol), ‘Policing, Professionalism and Liability for Negligence’
Paula Giliker (University of Bristol), ‘Non-delegable duties and institutional liability for the negligence of hospital staff: Fair, just and reasonable?’
Judy Laing (University of Bristol), ‘Montgomery and the Medics: Is patient centred disclosure a standard worth waiting for?’
Ken Oliphant (University of Bristol), ‘Professionalism and professional negligence’
Keith Stanton (University of Bristol), ‘Investment Advice: Statutory and Common Law Remedies’

Journal of Professional Negligence
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