Learn the latest legal developments and know your obligations

A one-day conference

Royal Marine Hotel,
Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

Date: 17th September 2020

With a number of recent high-profile cases in the Irish healthcare sector this year, as well as recent important legislation changes, and the rise in the complexities of the cases coming through the legal system, all point to a potential legal crisis facing Irish healthcare. This conference will highlight the relevant case studies that can impact current and future legal outcomes, examine new changes to legislation, explore the minefield of legalities within Irish healthcare and with our expert speakers and panel, delegates get to ask relevant questions and discuss potential future outcomes.

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6 Structured CPD Points

This conference is aimed at those executives and professionals at the forefront of healthcare in Ireland, from both the healthcare environment and legal community. The conference attracts these two powerful groups to explore and examine the current situation and future of medical negligence litigation.

Full Day Programme

Conference Chairperson & Opening Remarks

Ciaran Mandal B.A. (Mod), B.L. BL, The Law Library

Defamation- How this affects the medical practitioner

Speaker: Rebecca Graydon Barrister-at-Law, Law Library

  • Overview – general principles and legislation
  • Internet/social media/online presence
  • Online forums/chatrooms/discussion groups
  • Rights and obligations
  • Remedies

Issues of Direct and Vicarious Liability

Speaker: Sarah Reid, Barrister & Author

  • Independent contractor model under threat?
  • Pleadings and the need to have distinct claims against hospital & Dr.
  • Liability for private hospitals – a new dawn?
  • Recent high-profile cases (Spire UK)

Update on Fitness to Practise Proceedings

Speaker: Dr Simon Mills, Barrister-at-Law, The Law Library

  • Recent case law review
  • Contents of new Regulated Professions Bill

Case Law Updates

Speaker: Anne Conlon, Barrister-at-Law, The Law Library

  • Statute of Limitations: Date of knowledge
  • Non-delegable duty – Morrissey v HSE
  • Expert witnesses – conflicts of interest
  • Deprivation of liberty – patients unlawfully detained – or not
  • Most recent cases

Key issues of Causation in Medical Negligence Litigation

Speaker: David Nolan, B.Comm. CEDR Accredited Mediator

  • What is causation? 
  • Breach of duty and causation
  • The “But for” test.
  • The difficulties in proving Causation 
  • Recent cases on causation.

Recent Developments in relation to Evidence and Proof in cases

Speaker: Georgina Farren BNS (Nursing) MSc (Midwifery) LLB (Hons), Conflict and Dispute Resolution (P.Grad Dip)

Treatment and Consent- Developments in the Irish legal system

Speaker: James O Donnell BL, The Law Library

  • The Nature of Consent required
  • Informed Consent:
  • understand what decision needs to be made and why
  • appreciate the likely consequences of making or not making a decision
  • understand, retain, use and weigh up relevant information
  • communicate a decision in a meaningful way.
  • Advice to patients on consent forms in relation to procedure and risks associated with procedure
  • Competence-Capacity to give consent;
  • Refusal of medical treatment;
  • Nature of tort involving lack of consent; – Assault
  • Children: Consent of parents and guardians

The impact of Medical Negligence Claims on the State

Proposals for Reforming the current system of dealing with negligence claims

Damages Update

This conference will be of interest to most professionals involved in the provision of healthcare and in particular, directors of nursing, doctors, consultants, healthcare service management executives, private sector healthcare providers, nursing home providers, surgeons and surgical consultants, healthcare in house legal teams, executives in regulatory and compliance environments within healthcare, relevant government bodies and obviously legal consultants, solicitors, barristers and professionals within the legal community.

There will be 5 CPD points awarded to attendees at this conference. Please check directly with your association or awarding body to see how many points they will award.

Royal Marine Hotel, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

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