This event will now be taking place online from 09.45 – 13.00 on 21st and 22nd October 2020, and will also be available to stream afterwards.  Join this conference to recognise the issues impacting on older people’s care, the huge challenges presented by COVID-19, differentiate expected complications from negligent treatment and understand the legal and costs implications for bringing a claim.

This event is essential for clinical negligence solicitors and barristers and healthcare professionals specialising in older people care and clinical governance and will provide the most up-to-date practical and legislative information to help ensure older people get the best care possible and are properly represented.



21 October 2020

09.45    Chair’s Introduction
Shaheen Rahman QC, Barrister, 1 Crown Office Row

09.50 Medico-legal issues arising in the care of older people in the community
Dr Nigel Ineson, General Practitioner

10.30 Co-prescribing problems for the elderly, drug interactions and the medico-legal issues arising
Dr David Shipway FRCP, Consultant Physician and Geriatrician, Complex Care and Surgical Liaison, North Bristol NHS Trust

11.10    Break

11.15 Malnutrition and dehydration
Robert York, Director, Swift Management Services Limited

11.55 Falls
Scott Harding-Lister, Practising General Nurse, Non-Practising Solicitor, Medico-Legal Nurse Consultant and Director, Apex Health Associates Limited

12.35    Live Q&A with the speakers

13.00   Close of day one


22 October 2020

09.45   Chair’s introduction
Shaheen Rahman QC, Barrister, 1 Crown Office Row

09.50 Bed sores and sepsis
Sue Johnson, Independent Nurse Consultant (Tissue Viability)

10.30 Medico–legal issues arising in end of life care
Dr Dan Lee, Consultant Geriatrician at Royal Free NHS FT & Director of Expert Geriatrician Services Ltd

11.10   Break

11.15 Framework for bringing claims, including human rights & COVID-19
Caroline Allen and  Samantha Jones, Barristers, 39 Essex Chambers

11.55 Costs and other practical consequences of bringing claims
Dominic Woodhouse, National Training Manager, PIC Limited

12.35   Live Q&A with the speakers

13.00   Close of event

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  • October 21, 2020
    9:45 am - 1:00 pm
  • October 22, 2020
    9:45 am - 1:00 pm