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Montgomery: A dramatic change in the law on patient consent?

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The Cambridge Centre for Law, Medicine and Life Sciences warmly invites you to the Ver Heyden de Lancey Medico-Legal Lecture on Friday 5th February at 5.00pm in room LG 18 at the Faculty of Law.

The lecture will be delivered by Mr James Badenoch QC, who was counsel for the successful appellant in Montgomery v Lanarkshire Health Board [2015] UKSC 11 , which concerned a medical practitioner’s duty to disclose information to their patient as part of securing the patient’s consent to undergo medical treatment.

The Supreme Court decision in Montgomery overruled the 30-year old authority of the House of Lords decision in Sidaway. The speaker will address the controversial issue of whether and to what extent this represents a dramatic change in the law, and the future implications for medical practice, liability and regulation.

The topic is of great practical importance for clinicians and will be of considerable interest for lawyers (particularly medical or tort lawyers) as well as those working in medical ethics, sociology and related fields. The lecture will include a Q&A session at the end.

Admission is free but registration for the lecture, via ( is essential. The lecture will be followed by a drinks reception at 6:30pm for all in attendance.

We look forward to seeing many of you there.

This talk is part of the Ver Heyden de Lancey Medico-Legal Lectures series.

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