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Christopher Johnston KC speaks at the Brain and Mind annual conference

11th October 2023

Brain and Mind hosted their second annual conference last Thursday: Clinical Medicolegal Challenges.

Christopher Johnston KC spoke on “How biases and inequalities at the interface of Brain and Mind impact medicolegal thinking and methodology: A Debate between barristers”. He was joined William Latimer-Sayer KC (Cloisters Chambers) and Bradley Martin KC (2 Temple Gardens).

The conference took place at the Royal College of Physicians and focused on the lack of parity between physical, cognitive, and mental illnesses and its implications in various healthcare and medicolegal settings.

Thank you Nandi Jordan, Anna Brothers, Suzanne White of Leigh Day for their organisation and sponsorship.

Chris is a top flight medical silk. He heads Chambers’ award-winning clinical negligence team and co-chaired the esteemed PNBA Clinical Negligence weekend from 2014-2018.  A recognised leader in the field of product liability, he is a team player with extensive experience of large class actions. He edits a seminal medical ethics book. Chris was lead counsel for the injured claimant in the landmark Supreme Court case of XX v Whittington which changed the law on the recoverability of surrogacy damages. Described by the directories as “phenomenally detailed”, “ferociously bright”, “meticulously prepared” and “so easy to work with”.

Read more about his practice here.

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