Informed Consent

Invaluable guidance on how to handle cases where the client has not provided informed consent to medical treatment

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Course Overview

This webinar covers claims arising out of failures to enable a patient to provide informed consent to medical treatment.  It looks at the detail of the legal tests on breach of duty and causation, including recent judgments from both the claimant and defendant perspective.  

Aimed at clinical negligence practitioners of all levels, this course will begin by reviewing the case of Sidaway v Board of Governors of the Bethlem Royal Hospital [1985] and will move on to provide viewers with an invaluable insight into and reminder of the facts of Montgomery v Lanarkshire Health Board [2015]

Following which, clinical negligence barrister and lecturer Aneurin Moloney discuss the following topics and corresponding case law:

•  Material risk – in practice
      o Duce v Worcester Acute Hospitals NHS Trust [2018] EWCA Civ 1307
      o Mills v Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust [2019] EWHC 936 (QB)
•  Causation in consent cases
      o Diamond v Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust [2019] EWCA Civ 585
      o Chester v Afshar [2004] UKHL 41
• Quantum

What are the requirements?

  • Watch the recorded webinar, review the supporting documentation and complete the short quiz to test your legal knowledge
  • This course provides 0.5 CPD points

Learning Outcomes

  • On completion of this course you will:
  • • Have a greater understanding of the issues informed consent claims can present in terms of breach of duty and causation
  • • Be familiar with recent judgements relating to informed consent
  • • Feel more confident when handling claims involving informed consent

What is the target audience?

  • This course is suitable for claimant and defendant clinical negligence practitioners of all levels including paralegals, trainees and qualified solicitors


About Instructor - Aneurin Moloney

Aneurin specialises in clinical negligence and personal injury claims. His clinical negligence practice covers a wide range of medical disciplines. He is regularly instructed in claims arising out of delays in diagnosing cancer, delays in diagnosing neurological conditions (such as stroke and subarachnoid haemorrhage), surgical errors, and hospital acquired infections.

Aneurin’s clinical negligence practice is largely focussed on clinical negligence claims, and he is a specialist in this area.  His practice is predominantly claimant based, although he is also instructed on behalf of NHS Trusts and individual doctors.

Aneurin handles a wide variety of personal injury claims from fast track work to the higher courts. He has particular experience in stress at work cases, but is also instructed in road trac accidents, occupiers’ liability claims, and EL/PL claims. His clinical negligence experience makes Aneurin well placed to deal with complex causation and quantum issues.Aneurin is instructed in product liability claims, and has particular experience in claims arising from defective medical products.

He has recently been instructed as junior counsel (led by Jacqueline Perry QC) in a series of cases arising out of the use of polypropylene mesh in medical devices.

Course Curriculum

Recorded Webinars

  • Webinar

Supporting Documentation

  • Slides
    13 Page


  • Quiz


  • Price
  • £ 60