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Decision on rights of voluntary patients

Ed Madden, BL, looks at a Court of Appeal case involving an appeal against a ruling of the High Court that medical staff’s refusal to release a voluntary patient from a psychiatric institution was lawful

Doctor appealed against further suspension

Ed Madden, BL, examines a recent High Court case in which a hospital doctor appealed against a Medical Practitioners Tribunal’s decision that his suspension should be continued

Exercising caution with expert evidence

Ed Madden, BL, examines a High Court case in which the presiding judge stressed caution in relying on experts, particularly where their opinion may be based on information provided by the retaining party

Dishonesty test in disciplinary hearings

Ed Madden, BL, looks at a case in which the GMC appealed against a Medical Practitioners Tribunal’s decision a doctor was not dishonest when he worked as a locum while on sick leave from his main employer

In camera and the Medical Council

Ed Madden, BL, looks at a recent High Court case that examined the law regarding in camera hearings as it affects Medical Council disciplinary processes In October 2017, the High Court was called upon to determine whether it had power under the Medical Practitioners Act 2007 (the Act) to hear an application under section 76 of the Act otherwise than

Hospital lab tender process ‘flawed’

Ed Madden, BL, looks at a High Court case in which the Court dealt with a challenge by a diagnostics company to the award of a contract for a blood science laboratory’s implementation at a Dublin hospital In July 2017, the High Court dealt with a challenge by an international diagnostics company to the award to a competitor of a

An abuse of the court’s process

Ed Madden, BL, looks at a recent England and Wales High Court case in which a health professional appealed against decisions of the Health and Care Professions Council