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PI Practitioner, August 2019

16/08/19. Each issue a particular topic is highlighted, citing some of the useful cases and other materials in that area. You can also receive these for free by registering for our PI Brief Update newsletter. Just select "Free Newsletter" from the menu at the top of this page and fill in your email address.

In this month's practitioner update we focus on the recent clinical negligence case CXB v North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust [2019] EWHC 2053 (QB), which provides guidance as to the evidential value of witness evidence from recollection, when this is inconsistent with or unsupported by contemporaneous written records.

On 22 November 2008, the Claimant and her twin brother were born at the Defendant's hospital. The birth involved complications which both parties accepted could have been avoided if the Claimant's mother had chosen to deliver by way of elective caesarean section. It was the Claimant's case that her mother had chosen to have the caesarean section. The Defendant maintained that...

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