Category: Professional Negligence

Montgomery in the Supreme Court – A new legal test for Consent to Medical Treatment

Montgomery in the Supreme Court – A new legal test for Consent to Medical Treatment

Article by Ampersand’s Lauren Sutherland   The Supreme Court has handed down a landmark decision in the case of Montgomery v Lanarkshire Health Board after a hearing before a bench of seven Judges, (including the...

Bell v Alliance Medical: a warning to employees

Bell v Alliance Medical: a warning to employees

It is trite that an employer will be vicariously liable for the negligent acts of their employees (when done in the course of their employment). But it is often forgotten that the employee remains jointly...

2015 strains on NHS A&E waiting times

2015 strains on NHS A&E waiting times

Recent reviews on the NHS across the UK suggest that A&E waiting times are exceeding the target set nationally. The target set was a maximum four hour A&E waiting time, for at least 98%...