Start Time
9:15 AM
End Time
4:00 PM
There will be CPD hours awarded to attendees. Please check directly with your association or awarding body to see how many points they will award.

About this Conference

Almost €315 million was paid out in damages in settlement of medical negligence claims together with associated legal costs last year, according to new figures released by the Department for Health. This conference will look at the costs in cross border cases, catastrophic injury, secondary victim claims and regulations of medical devices and so much more. You will hear from a panel of experts in their field and have the opportunity to have your specific questions answered.

The Medical Negligence Conference is a unique live virtual event from our own custom-built CMG Studios. Feedback has been overwhelmingly positive, with attendees praising the additional interactive elements, as well as increased Q&A opportunities throughout the day, giving you more opportunity to gain real practical insights on the key issues that are important to you.


Conference Chairperson & Opening Remarks

Roger Murray SC, Partner, CallanTansey Solicitors

Jurisdiction and Brexit impact, applicable law and applicable legal costs principles

• Northern Ireland

• England and Wales

Michael Monaghan and Nick Portch. Directors of Abacus Law Costs

Appropriate forms of awards in catastrophic injury cases- what to consider

·        The future medical treatment of the plaintiff

·        The future care of the plaintiff

·        The provision of assistive technology or other aids and appliances associated with the medical treatment and care of the plaintiff

·        Future loss of earnings where both parties consent in writing

David Boughton,Barrister-at-Law, Law Library

Secondary victim claims in medical negligence cases – What needs to be proven?

• Did the plaintiff suffer a recognisable psychiatric illness?

• Was the psychiatric illness shock induced?

• Was the injury caused by the defendant’s negligence?

• Was there an actual or, in this case, an apprehended physical injury?

• Did the defendant owe the plaintiff a duty of care not to cause the plaintiff a reasonably foreseeable injury in the form of psychiatric illness?

Sarah Reid, Barrister-at-Law

Regulated professions (health and social care) (amendment) Act 2020

• Declarations

• Request for documentation

• Publication of Sanctions

• Complaints Procedure

• Role of the High Court

Zoe Richardson, Partner, Fieldfisher

Regulation of medicines and medical devices

• Classification

• Clinical Investigations

• Quality Auditing and Surveillance

• Registration

• Notified Body Oversight

• What is a Drug-Device Consultation?

• Export Certification / Certificate of Free Sale for Medical Devices

James O Donnell, BL, The Law Library

Legal implications of hospital or nursing home acquired Covid-19 infections and Delayed Treatment as a result of Covid-19

• Negligent failure to take appropriate precautions to prevent or limit the exposure to and spread of coronavirus among non-infected patients in hospitals

• Establishing a breach of duty and proving causation

• Increase of legal queries from patients worried about delayed screening, diagnosis and treatment.

• Psychological impact of the virus on non-Covid-19 patients.

• Delays in screening as well as in chemotherapy and radiotherapy.

• Lack of intervention is what will kill people

Marian Fogarty, Solicitor, Cantillon Solicitors

Fundamental Dishonesty in Clinical Negligence Proceedings

• What fundamental dishonesty is

• Key and recent cases

• Proof of fundamental dishonesty including surveillance

• When to raise and pursue fundamental dishonesty

Rosalynn McVeigh, Barrister at Law, Law Library

Causation complexities in clinical negligence claims

• The relevance of factual causation and legal causation

• Breaking the chain of causation (novus actus interveniens)

• Informed consent cases

• Material contribution:

       o Divisible v indivisible injuries

      o Concurrent v cumulative causes

• Delays in diagnosing cancer cases

• Loss of chance in life expectancy

Roger Murray SC, Callan Tansey Solicitors

Who Should Attend?

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.


Roger Murray SC
Joint Managing Partner, Head of Medical Negligence Dept, Callan Tansey Solicitors
Michael Monaghan
Director, Abacus The Law Costs Consultants
Nick Portch
Director, Abacus The Law Costs Consultants
Sarah Reid BL
Zoe Richardson
Partner, Fieldfisher
James O Donnell BL
Barrister at Law, Law Library
Marian Fogarty,
Solicitor, Cantillon Solicitors
Rosalynn McVeigh
Barrister-at-Law, Law Library


Early Bird Rate: €435 + VAT (LIMITED OFFER)

Full rate €535 + VAT

Please note the early bird discount can close sooner than expected once a certain number of seats fill up, therefore your prompt booking is strongly advised to avoid disappointment

Discounts available for bookings of 3 or more.