‘Illegality in Clinical Negligence Claims’

“A man with longstanding mental health issues walks into a pub with a can of petrol and a knife. He proceeds to pour the petrol on himself and says he is going to burn the pub down. The police are called, he is arrested and whilst in police custody, he undergoes a Mental Health Act assessment. It is alleged that the assessors negligently fail to recommend transfer to a secure psychiatric unit …” (more)

[Tom Carter, Ropewalk Chambers, 22 September]

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