Practitioners will have seen a steady flow of cases involving substandard treatment of spinal injuries, from diagnosis (or initial lack thereof) through to inadvisable procedures and poorly executed procedures.  Quite apart from claims by the patient the sub-standard handling of spinal injuries give rise to the potential for third party proceedings against the NHS and private hospitals. 
Mr Jonathan Spilsbury provides the medical perspective in this seminar, Henry Charles looks at the legal aspects covering recent, important, case law.  This seminar will be of serious interest to clinical negligence practitioners and indeed to personal injury practitioners. 

This is a free event and will be accredited with 1.5 CPD and APIL hours. Booking is required – places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.


henry-charles-featuredHenry Charles

Barrister, 12 King’s Bench Walk 

Henry has been awarded Junior of the Year in Personal Injury/Clinical Negligence in the Chambers Bar Awards 2014. He is recommended in both Chambers & Partners and Legal 500. In Chambers & Partners 2012 (Personal Injury) he is recognised as a “Leading Junior” and considered to be “unflappable and laser-like in terms of his focus.”

Cases have included management of hypertension, psychiatric unit breach of duty, spinal surgery, failure to diagnose/refer cancers, obstetrics and failed dental treatment. He has successfully undertaken claims whereby insurers have obtained very significant contribution on the basis of clinical negligence in treatment following accidents. Read more… 

20300photograph Jonathan Spilsbury

Consultant Orthopaedic Spinal Surgeon, Middlesex Hospital

Mr Jonathan Spilsbury, Consultant Orthopaedic Spinal Surgeon, grew up in the Midlands. He studied Medicine at the Middlesex Hospital in London and qualified in 1987. His first house job, at University College Hospital, included Spinal Surgery and he soon became interested in the spine.  He then went onto his second house job at Stoke Mandeville Hospital.

An Orthopaedic Registrar rotation at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital was followed by a Senior Registrar rotation in South Wales. A Spinal Fellowship between Cardiff and The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital in Birmingham followed during which a European Travelling Deformity Fellowship confirmed special interest in spinal deformity. Read more…