Serjeant's Inn


  • The approach to causation in clinical negligence cases has changed significantly over the past 20 years. In this article I consider whether as practitioners we are about to see another significant step forward or whether in practical terms little has changed.
  • Life before Bailey

  • Before Bailey v. MoD, most clinical negligence practitioners thought that
  • Henry Gargan’s and Edward Butler’s Application [2023] NIKB 103 (here)

    Although often overshadowed by the Bloody Sunday killings a few weeks earlier, the Springhill killings of 9 July 1972 still stand out as one of the most notorious events during the troubles. The five people shot dead in Belfast that day included three teenagers and a Catholic priest, who was said to

    GUP v EUP and UCLH NHS Foundation Trust [2024] EWCOP (25 January 2024) 
    Cases involving the withdrawal or withholding of life sustaining treatment can be heartrending for all involved, whatever their role.  Such cases will always be uniquely and exceptionally deeply harrowing for P’s family and loved ones.
    For any person to become embroiled in