Causation and Material Contribution
This webinar considers the recent Privy Council decision of Williams v Bermuda Hospitals Board  and the doctrine of material contribution and causation in tort. The outcome of the Williams case was considered potentially so important, that the NHS Litigation authority applied to intervene in the litigation in November 2015. There was a concern that the case could potentially set new guidelines for the but for test which would open the floodgates in the UK for negligence claims.
The webinar will consider the facts and conclusion of the case; when it is appropriate to depart from the ‘but for test’, the differences between ‘divisible’ and ‘indivisible injuries’ and offer practical tips for dealing with knotty causation issues.
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