Conference presentations


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08:30     Registration, tea and coffee, networking


09:30     Welcome from our Chair, Stuart McKechnie, Barrister, 9 Gough Square Chambers


09:35                     Neurology, pain and surgical choices

                               Chaired by Peter Baird, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon


09:40     The medico-legal aspects of nerve injury

               Alistair Ross, Consultant Orthopaedic & Trauma Surgeon at the Bath Clinic


10:00    Pain after hip and pelvic surgery – the obvious and obscure

              Martin Bircher, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at St George’s Hospital NHS Trust


10:20    Management of Neuropathic Pain Following Peripheral Nerve Injury – the Pain
              Medicine Consultant's Perspective

              Dr. Andreas Goebel, Consultant in Pain Management at Walton Centre NHS Foundation


10:40     Discussion


11:00     Coffee and tea


11:25                       Dealing with brain injuries

                                Chaired by Stuart McKechnie, Barrister, 9 Gough Square Chambers


11:30     Brain Anatomy and Injury

              Helen Fernandes, Consultant Neurosurgeon at Addenbrookes Cambridge


11:50     Reflections on the Neurorehabilitation Pathway

              Dr. John Holloway, Consultant Neuropsychiatrist and Medical Director for the Frenchay
              Brain Injury Rehabilitation Centre in Bristol


 12:10    Life Expectancy in Traumatic Brain Injury cases

              William Latimer Sayer QC, Barrister, Cloisters Chambers


12:35     Discussion


12:55     Lunch


13:50                       When is it best to treat?

                                Chaired by Julian Benson, Barrister Guildhall Chambers


13:55     When is it best to treat from a pain management’ perspective?

              Dr. Rajesh Munglani, Consultant in Pain Medicine


14:15     When is it best to treat from a psychiatric perspective?

              Dr. Mike Spencer, Consultant Psychiatrist


14:35     My personal journey with severe CRPS leading to bilateral above knee amputation

              Victoria Abbott-Fleming, Founder of Burning Nights Charity


14:55     Discussion


15:15     Coffee and tea


15:35                     Hot topics in medico-legal work

                                Chaired by James Townsend, Barrister, Guildhall Chambers


15:40     Consent: Montgomery and its aftermath

              James Badenoch QC, Barrister, 1 Crown Office Row Chambers


16:20     Causation: what is required?’

              Andrew Ritchie QC, Barrister, 9 Gough Square Chambers


‘16:40     Medico-legal Q&A

              Jacob Levy QC, Barrister, 9 Gough Square Chambers and Julian Benson, Barrister,
              Guildhall Chambers


17:00     Discussion


17:20     Closing remarks from our Chair


17:25     Daytime Conference ends


18:00     Champagne reception in the Fellows' Garden


18:45     Keynote talk: “The Line Between Decision Making by the Judge and by the Doctor”.
              Lord Falconer of Thoroton, PC, QC


19:30     Dinner in the Peterhouse Hall