Medical Treatment Claims under Section 75 of the Consumer Credit Act 1974

Introduction Where medical treatment has been paid for on a credit card, a dissatisfied patient may have recourse against the credit card provider under section 75 of the Consumer Credit Act 1974 (“CCA”).[1] This provision gives consumers who have been the victim of a misrepresentation or breach of contract by…

Montgomery v Lanarkshire Health Board: 5 Years on – an Impact Assessment in Numbers

This article originally appeared in Issue 6 (September 2020). Introduction  On 11 March 2015 the UK Supreme Court gave judgment in Montgomery v Lanarkshire Health Board [2015] UKSC 11. For both medical professionals and lawyers practising in the field of clinical negligence it is a landmark judgment and the first…

Coroner’s Investigations, Inquests and Covid-19

The coronial jurisdiction has been particularly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Death referrals to coroners are up significantly throughout the county, as much as fivefold in some jurisdictions. It therefore comes as no surprise that the Chief Coroner has rapidly brought out further guidance to assist coroners in this unprecedented…