Some Procedural Issues in Brief

Jarman v Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust [2020] EWHC 3238 (QB) Cherian v Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust [2020] EWHC 3601 (QB) Taleb (A Child Proceeding by His Litigation Friend M) v Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust [2020] EWHC 1147 (QB) When can an expert in one…

A Lack of Expert Evidence: When to Strike Out?

Quaatey v Guy's & St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust [2020] EWHC 1296 (QB)  Magee v Willmott [2020] EWHC 1378 (QB)  This article originally appeared in Issue 6 (September 2020). Introduction  “I eventually became proud of my strikeouts, because each one represented another learning experience.” – Willie Stargell, World Series Major League…

Expert Evidence and Material Contribution

Arksey v Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust [2019] EWHC 1276 (QB)  This article originally appeared in Issue 3 (November 2019). Background  On 3 November 2012, the Claimant suffered a cerebral aneurysm rupture. She was taken by ambulance to Addenbrooke’s Hospital complaining of symptoms principally of confusion. She was discharged…

Expert Evidence – Do’s and Don’ts

ZZZ v Yeovil District Hospital NHS Foundation Trust [2019] EWHC 1642 (QB)  This article originally appeared in Issue 3 (November 2019). Following a car accident in 2011, XXX brought proceedings against ZZZ. The claim was settled for £3 million plus annual periodical payments. ZZZ then brought contribution proceedings against Yeovil…

Bespoke Life Expectancy Evidence

Dodds v Arif & Anor [2019] EWHC 1512 (QB)  This article originally appeared in Issue 2 (July 2019). The court refused a Defendant’s application at a CMC to admit evidence from an expert specifically in the field of life-expectancy statistics and calculations. It provided guidance as the types of cases…