30 Jun 2020

WEBINAR: Secondary Victim Claims in the light of Paul v Wolverhampton

39 Essex Chambers is delighted to invite you to a webinar discussing the implications of the Judgment of Mr Justice Chamberlain in the recent case of Saffron & Maya Paul v Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust [2020] EWHC 1415.

Charlie Cory-Wright QC, Emily Formby & Ashley Pratt will be discussing the latest in the long line of secondary victim claims. This webinar will not be a history lesson, more a reflection on the latest movement in this difficult area of law.

Discussion will include:

  • Background from Taylor v Novo
  • Key issues of  Paul v Wolverhampton
  • Narrow and broad definitions of proximity
  • When is an "event" not an "event"
  • Can you still have a "two-event" secondary victim claim?
  • How to judge the time between breach and consequence: when is it too long?
  • What has to be witnessed by the secondary victim?
  • Hospital cases and causation: the CA in Ronayne
  • What is the significance now of Shorter?
  • Does this area of law remain policy led?
  • What next?

The webinar will last 45 minutes to an hour so pull up a chair and join in what we hope will be a lively discussion on this difficult but ever fascinating topic.




Date and Time:

Tuesday 30th June @ 3.30pm


PLEASE NOTE: This webinar is hosted by Zoom. Please visit the Zoom website for their Terms & Conditions.