Special Event
“Incidents and Accidents: The Supreme Court on Psychiatric Harm”
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This talk will examine the recent UK Supreme Court decision in Paul v Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust [2024] UKSC 1, a significant case on the circumstances in which a duty of care can arise in respect of psychiatric harm. The Justices sharply divided over various important issues, particularly in the context of medical negligence cases and conflicting visions of reform. The lecture will be a critical exploration of those issues, and reflect on what it tells us about the future direction of the law in this area, and implications for the law of tort more broadly.

Professor James Lee is an Academic Bencher of the Inn and Professor of English Law at The Dickson Poon School of Law, King’s College London.

We are keen for the talk to be as useful as possible for you, and so if you have any questions, comments or ideas about the case or topic in advance, you are welcome to email them to James - james.lee@kcl.ac.uk – and he will endeavour to address any such points during the course of the lecture. There will also be plenty of time for queries and thoughts after the lecture, which will last for 45 minutes, followed by a question and answer session, and then the opportunity for informal discussion at a reception afterwards.

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Start Date: 6th March 2024 at 6:00 pm


End Date: 6th March 2024 at 7:00 pm


Online and in person from The Inner Temple


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Mr David Miller
020 7797 8209

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