Conference: Surgery in Clinical Negligence Claims


Published: 08/07/2024

Glaziers Hall,
9 Montague Close,
London SE1 9DD,


Event Date: 10th October 2024
1:30pm - 7:30pm
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Join us at Glaziers Hall on Thursday, 10th October for an afternoon of presentations on the topic of surgery.

Our expert speakers, along with members of Deka Chambers’ clinical negligence team, will provide a range of talks focusing on surgical claims. 

Three acclaimed medical experts will be sharing insights from their day to day practice and experience of working on clinical negligence claims.  Dr Wael Agur and our own Laura Elfield will together provide an up to date view of issues surrounding vaginal mesh litigation, including in relation to the law on consent.  Mr John Leach will follow with an exploration of spinal infection in the clinical negligence context.  Finally, Professor Bob Masterton will be joining us to discuss the management of patients with sepsis. 

Along with a talk on surgical mishaps, candour and disclosure from Deka’s Abigail Stamp, this half day conference will provide useful insights for all clinical negligence practitioners dealing with surgery-related litigation.

The conference will be followed by a drinks and canapés reception.


13.20 Teas, coffees and pastries on arrival

13.35 Welcome Remarks
Simon Readhead KC, Joint Head of Chambers

13:45 Legal and Medical Issues in Pelvic Mesh Claims
Dr Wael Agur, Consultant Urogynaecologist and Laura Elfield, Barrister

14:55 Spinal Infection
Mr John Leach, Consultant Neurosurgeon

15:30 Break and Refreshments

15:55 Sepsis and the Golden Hour
Professor Bob Masterton, Consultant Microbiologist

16:30 Surgical Mishaps, Candour and Disclosure
Abigail Stamp, Barrister

17:00 Closing Remarks

17:15-19:30 Drinks and canapés reception

This conference is APIL accredited.

Spaces for this conference are limited. If you would like to attend please contact

Featured Counsel

Simon Readhead KC

Call 1979 | Silk 2006

Laura Elfield

Call 1996

Abigail Stamp

Call 2004

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