Latest articles
Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust v DV (A Child) [2021] EWHC 1037 (Fam)
(Family Division, Cohen J, 19 April 2021)Medical Treatment – 17-year-old had form of bone cancer and required surgery For comprehensive, judicially approved coverage of every important...
Domestic Abuse Bill
Aaron Gates-Lincoln, Immigration NewsAfter years of development the Domestic Abuse Bill returned to the House of Lords in the UK on the 8th March 2021 to complete its report stage, one of the final...
Coercive control and children’s welfare in Re H-N and Others
When families come to strife, arrangements must be made for the future care of any children. In some circumstances, this means an application to the courts. These ‘private law orders’ can...
Profession: Expert Witness
The value of a family business or business interest is treated as an asset and therefore part of the matrimonial pot to be distributed when it comes to negotiating a financial settlement on divorce or...
How does a jointly held property pass on death?
When meeting with clients to discuss their succession planning, many cannot recall whether their property is held jointly as joint tenants or jointly as tenants in common. The distinction is that with...
View all articles
Authors

What price justice? Experts or treating clinicians? LB Islington v Al Alas and Wray

Sep 29, 2018, 18:14 PM
Slug : JoDelahuntyQC-July2012
Meta Title :
Meta Keywords :
Canonical URL :
Trending Article : No
Prioritise In Trending Articles : No
Date : Jun 18, 2012, 05:11 AM
Article ID : 99173

Jo Delahunty QC
4 Paper Buildings

Kate Purkiss
Coram Chambers

In their article, Jo Delahunty QC and Kate Purkiss, who represented Chana Al Alas in the care proceedings in which she and the father were exonerated from having caused the death of their son, explore the obstacles to and then the difficulties surrounding the instruction of experts in cases concerning the TRIAD of injuries (subdural haematoma, encephalopathy and retinal haemorrhages) and question the extent to which it is ever appropriate to rely upon the evidence of treating clinicians in such cases. This issue is likely to be one of huge importance to practitioners with the proposed Family Justice Modernisation Programme aiming to reduce further the need for expert evidence. (See also, 'The vitamin D and rickets case: LB Islington v Al Alas and Wray in June [2012] Fam Law 659 by Jo Delahunty QC and Kate Purkiss.)

To read the rest of this article, see July [2012] Family Law journal.

To log on to Family Law Online or to request a free trial click here

Categories :
  • Articles
Tags :
Authors
Provider :
Product Bucket :
Recommend These Products
Related Articles
Load more comments
Comment by from