The talk will focus on what you need to look out for when considering bringing or defending a claim; the evidence required; what happens before litigation; and what you do during it. Specific cases studies from the front line and in front of the bench.

This is a free event and will be accredited with 1 CPD hour. Booking is required – places will be allocated on a first come, first serve basis.


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Patrick Kerr

Barrister, 12 King’s Bench Walk 

Patrick helps run the clinical negligence team in Chambers, his practice in this area having grown significantly in the last few years. His recent cases include causation issues surrounding late diagnosis, negligent plastic surgery; and poor treatment of sporting injuries. He also regularly deals with professional negligence claims including those involving potential solicitors’ negligence.

Before joining the Bar, Patrick worked in America as a political aide; and in investment banking in London. He has a keen interest in Irish history and politics and was called to the Northern Irish Bar in 2008. He is also a sports enthusiast which underpins the successful development of his practice in the insurance and personal injury aspects of sports law.

nicholas_faure_walker5Nicholas Faure Walker

Speciality Registrar in Urological Surgery, Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Nick Faure Walker is currently a urology registrar in London with an interest in urooncology. He was in academic foundation training in Bristol where he did lab research into effects of VEGF and clinical research into neoadjuvant chemotherapy for bladder cancer.

He finished his core surgical training in 2013 having spent a year doing urology and
renal transplantation surgery at Guys hospital.

As SOTA secretary, he would like to organise training on all aspects of cancer for
surgical trainees and provide trainees with opportunities to present work nationally
and internationally. He is keen to establish links with the European society of surgical
oncology and would highly recommend SOTA to any surgical trainee with an interest
in cancer.