Aaron Rathmell

Call 2011

Aaron Rathmell | Call 2011

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Overview

Aaron accepts instructions from claimants and defendants in all aspects of clinical negligence. He has advised on difficult questions of liability, causation and choice of law. His experience in public law, EU and discrimination law allows him to approach concerns about standards in medical care from a number of angles.

Clinical Negligence & Healthcare

 

Aaron is a contributing editor of the Medical Law Reports

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experience & expertise

Aaron is a contributing editor to the Medical Law Reports and an author for APIL’s Clinical Negligence text. He acted as junior counsel to Christopher Johnston QC and Heidi Knight in a series of medical product liability claims. He has advised in a wide-range of clinical negligence claims e.g. late diagnosis of tumour, developmental dysplasia of the hip and orthopaedic surgery.

articles

As a contributing editor to the Medical Law Reports Aaron has recently reported on the following cases:

  • Rose v Regina [2017] EWCA Crim 1168
    Manslaughter by gross negligence – Foreseeability – Reasonable foreseeability of serious and obvious risk of death – Opticians.
  • R (Justice for Health) v Sec State for Health, [2016] EWHC 2338 (Admin) [2016] Med LR 39
    Judicial review – National Health Service – Contracts of employment – Junior doctors – Secretary of State for Health – Constitutional law.
  • Michalak v GMC, [2016] EWCA Civ 172, [2016] Med LR 211
    Fitness to practise – Discrimination – Harassment – Jurisdiction – Employment Tribunals – Judicial review – Appeals – Qualifications bodies – General Medical Council.
  • Stevens v Uni of Birmingham, [2015] EWHC 2300 (QB), [2015] Med LR 489
    Employment – Discipline – Investigation – Representation at investigation meeting – Contract of employment – Implied term of mutual trust and confidence.
  • Bostridge v Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust, [2015] EWCA Civ 79, [2015] Med LR 113
    False imprisonment – Right to liberty and security (article 5, ECHR) – Mental Health Act 1983 – Damages – Nominal damages.
  • Coventry Uni v Mian, [2014] EWCA Civ 1275, [2014] Med LR 502
    Employment – Negligence – Discipline – Investigation.
  • Lloyd-Owen v Spire Healthcare Ltd, [2013] EWHC 3542 (QB), [2013] Med LR 268
    Interim injunction – Discipline – Hearings – Legal representation – Nurses – Breach of contract – Disability – Reasonable adjustments.
  • Sarjantson v Chief Constable of Humberside Police, [2013] EWCA Civ 1252, [2014] Med LR 63
    Right to life – ECHR, article 2 – Osman – Positive operational duty – Inhuman or degrading treatment – ECHR, article 3 – Causation.