The annual meeting for AvMA Specialist Clinical Negligence Panel members provides the opportunity to meet, network and discuss the latest key developments and issues facing clinical negligence law. This year’s meeting will take place on the afternoon of Wednesday 1st December. Registration and a networking lunch will commence at 12.30, with the meeting starting at 13.30 and closing at 17.15.   AvMA’s Christmas Drinks Reception is now fully booked.


12:30 Registration and networking lunch

13:30 AvMA Update
Peter Walsh, Chief Executive, Action against Medical Accidents

14:00 Inquiry to examine the case for the reform of NHS litigation;
Inquiry into the safety of maternity services, and the impact on the clinical negligence and litigation processes
The Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt MP

14:40 Inquiry into the Safety of Maternity Services – No Fault Compensation Schemes
Dr Sonia Macleod, Researcher in Civil Justice Systems, University of Oxford Faculty of Law

15:20 Refreshments and networking

15:50 Fundamental Dishonesty
• Issues and recent cases
• NHS Resolution’s approach
Aneurin Moloney, Barrister, Gatehouse Chambers

16:30 Remote and Hybrid Trials – lessons learned, and are they here to stay?
• Experiences of remote hearings and hybrid trials, and how best to prepare
• Pros and cons
• Potential routes to appeal decisions
Sarah Lambert QC, Barrister, 1 Crown Office Row

17:15 Close of meeting

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  • December 1, 2021
    1:30 pm - 5:00 pm


Venue Website:

8 John Adam Street, London, WC2N 6EZ