Please join us for the 12KBW Oncology clinical negligence mini-series.

The series concludes with Quantum in Oncology with Edward Ramsay and Elizabeth Boulden of 12 King’s Bench Walk on Wednesday 21 June.

In this session, Ed Ramsay and Elizabeth Boulden will discuss some of the common issues that arise when considering the law of quantum in oncology cases, including adopting a structured approach to valuing general damages for PSLA and evaluating any lost years claim or a putative claim under the FAA 1976.


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10 May 2023 | 16:30

Suspected cancer: recognition and referral (Online)

Patrick Kerr & Eleanor Duckenfield

Eminent General Practitioner and experienced medico-legal expert Dr Lieberman will be discussing the key issues regarding a GP’s duty to patients who have suspected cancers. Barristers Patrick Kerr and Eleanor Duckenfield are also speaking about the practical challenges in establishing breach of duty in these types of cases.

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15 June 2023 | 16:30

Causation in Oncology (Online)

Emily Read, Christopher Fleming and Professor Pat Price

Professor Price will present a talk on ‘Delayed Cancer Diagnosis: Staging and Treatment & Challenges Post Covid’ followed by an overview of recent cases by Emily and Christopher,

21 June 2023 | 16:30

Quantum in Oncology (Hybrid – 12KBW)

Edward Ramsay and Elizabeth Boulden

In this session, Ed Ramsay and Elizabeth Boulden will discuss some of the common issues that arise when considering the law of quantum in oncology cases, including adopting a structured approach to valuing general damages for PSLA and evaluating any lost years claim or a putative claim under the FAA 1976.

Patrick Kerr

Patrick is consistently ranked as a Leading Junior, Tier 1 in the Legal 500 and a Leading Junior, Band 1 in Chambers & Partners. The current editions describe him as “warm and approachable, and his attention to detail is first class. His advocacy is eloquent, innovative and charismatic” and “an outstanding barrister who is undoubtedly destined for the top”. Recent editions say he is “a superb advocate who is highly intelligent” and “definitely the counsel you want on your side”.

Patrick has particular expertise in mesothelioma claims, clinical negligence and sporting injuries.  Most of his claims involve catastrophic injuries.  He also has extensive experience in defending fraudulent claims.

He is a member of the Northern Irish Bar and has provided expert evidence on English and Welsh law for other jurisdictions.

Patrick also runs a charity which funds Research Fellowships at the Royal Marsden Hospital (

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Emily Read

Emily focuses on civil litigation involving damage to people and to property as well as proprietary interests, insurance, recovery and costs.

Emily has a diverse professional and legal background; her first degree was an MA in Economics. Emily worked for a property developer, then one of the leading global insurance and risk legal specialists doing professional negligence work involving property investment fraud as well as working for one of the largest global insurance companies, also dealing with professional risks at a senior level.

During her second six Emily did a mix of criminal and civil work, prosecuting and defending at both magistrates and crown court level and this provided her with not only the knowledge to deal with criminal aspects of the law, but also an excellent ability to quickly read and digest large quantities of paperwork with an eye for relevant detail, something she is regularly praised for by clients and Judges.

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Edward Ramsay

Edward is ranked as a Leading Junior for Clinical Negligence in the Legal 500 and for Inquests and Inquiries in both the Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners. He has been described as showing “huge attention to detail”, with “a razor-sharp intellect” and an “unrivalled knowledge of coronial law”. In court the directories describe him as being “skilled”, “impressive”, and “fantastic on his feet”, with “a natural instinct of which lines of inquiry to pursue with witnesses”.

Edward accepts instructions across all practice areas in Chambers. He specialises in healthcare and inquest law and is frequently instructed in lengthy and complex hospital inquests, including enhanced Article 2 inquests and jury inquests.

In 2021 Ed was appointed Assistant Coroner for the Swansea Neath Port Talbot area.

He retains a busy personal injury and clinical negligence practice acting for claimants and defendants, particularly in the field of fatal accident claims, and often where he has previously appeared at the inquest relating to the death in question. He has led many high value cases through from inquest to successful settlement, including at JSM and mediation.

Ed has extensive experience managing experts in conference and in drafting statements of case and complex schedules of loss. As a result of his inquest practice, he has a wealth of experience in general witness handling, including examination of experts.

Ed continues to act for large insurers in fraud and related costs work arising out RTA and exaggerated credit hire claims.

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Elizabeth Boulden

Elizabeth’s personal injury practice has particular specialisms in clinical negligence, inquests, employers’ liability and international and travel claims.

She frequently represents parties in trials, CCMCs, application hearings and inquests. Elizabeth also has a busy paperwork practice advising and drafting pleadings. She is comfortable acting in multi-track and high value cases.

Elizabeth is experienced in clinical negligence cases, and she edits 12KBW’s clinical negligence blog.

Elizabeth regularly represents interested persons in inquest hearings, in particular those relating to circumstances of alleged clinical negligence in hospitals.

Prior to her legal studies, Elizabeth achieved 2 science Masters Degrees, with a particular focus on virology, immunology, cancer biology and laboratory research.

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Christopher Fleming

Christopher specialises in personal injury claims, with a particular focus in clinical negligence, cross-border disputes and industrial disease. He has a busy practice and is regularly instructed in high value and complex matters. He appears for Claimants and Defendants in trials, application hearings and case management conferences. Christopher is a skilled and tenacious advocate with a good eye for detail.

Christopher has a busy paper-based practice, and regularly advises clients on questions of law, procedure, and strategy.

Christopher is also qualified to practice in Northern Ireland and regularly receives instructions to appear in court in both jurisdictions.

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Eleanor Duckenfield

Eleanor joined chambers in October 2022 following successful completion of her pupillage. She advocates in court numerous times a week in trials, interim hearings, CCMCs and applications. In addition, Eleanor has a busy paperwork practice.

Eleanor accepts instructions in all areas of personal injury, credit hire, clinical negligence, industrial disease, costs and fraud. She is also keen to accept instructions in inquests. In addition, Eleanor is an experienced courtroom advocate in Disposal hearings, Stage 3 hearings and Infant Approvals.

Eleanor is clerked by Lily Baker (

Under her supervisors, Rachit Buch, Charles Robertshaw and Isaac Hogarth, she obtained experience in personal injury, clinical negligence, inquests, and industrial disease, with a particular focus on mesothelioma and noise-induced hearing loss claims.

Eleanor studied Anthropology at Durham University (with a particular interest in Forensic Anthropology). Following her degree, Eleanor achieved a Distinction in both the GDL and LLM in Bar Practice. Eleanor won a prize for receiving the highest mark in Ethics in her BPTC cohort and 91% in her Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence module.

Following several successes in mooting competitions, Eleanor volunteered at the University of Law’s Legal Advice Centre where she represented litigants in person in hearings and offered assistance throughout the litigation process.

Prior to pupillage, Eleanor gained experience working abroad in Austria and Spain, before returning to the UK to work in the pharmaceutical industry throughout Covid, whilst simultaneously completing both her delayed Bar exams and a Medical Counter Assistance course.

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Dr Jonathan Lieberman

Dr. Jonathan Howard Lieberman, of St. Gabriel’s Medical Centre, 4 Bishops Road, Prestwich, M25 0H.

I qualified from The Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine (University of London) with M.B., 1982.

I attained M.R.C.G.P. in 1987 and completed a full vocational training programme in General Practice.

I was appointed a full time Principal in General Practice in 1987.

I was Joint Senior Partner from 1994 onwards.

I was Diabetic LEAD from 1996 – 2013.

I have been advising in Medico-legal matters since 1993.

I have produced more than 35,000 personal Injury Reports and over 5,000 Clinical Negligence advice reports.

I have lectured widely on both Medical Ethical issues and at Clinical Negligence courses and Seminars.

Professor Pat Price MA MD FRCP FRCR

Pat Price trained in general medicine in Cambridge and in oncology at the Royal Marsden Hospital. She has been working as a clinical oncology consultant for 34 years. She undertook her research degree at the Institute of Cancer Research and was awarded the Cambridge University medal for best laboratory-based MD in 1991. She went on to be a clinical academic oncologist at Hammersmith Hospital with research programme grants from the UK Medical Research Council, Cancer Research UK and the US National Institute of Health. In 2000, she established the first Ralston Paterson Chair in Radiation Oncology at the Christie Hospital and set up the new Wolfson Molecular Imaging Centre at the University of Manchester.

Pat returned to Imperial College in 2010 as Visiting Professor in Oncology and is now involved in a large-scale international research programme to develop new quantitative in vivo imaging technology to investigate important questions in cancer and immunology that cannot be addressed in any other way, as well as a large scale biology and physics programme to develop laser based productions of high energy ions for new therapy in cancer. She also chairs the Radiation Oncology Executive Board for HCAUK. She has an international reputation in the molecular imaging of tumour biology and is currently a director of a molecular imaging advisory company. Pat co-edits the UK standard textbook of oncology “Treatment of Cancer” – now in its 7th edition and has over 300 research publications (H factor 62). She works with her husband, a leading academic medical physicist, has two sons and three stepchildren and is based in London and Wilmslow.


Pat founded and is Chair of Trustees of the national charity Radiotherapy UK Radiotherapy UK which is appointed as the secretariat for the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Radiotherapy (APPGRT) aiming to improve radiotherapy in the UK APPG for Radiotherapy. She set up the high profile #CatchUpWithCancer campaign during Covid to lobby the Government for a new national cancer recovery plan. She also co-founded the Global Coalition for Radiotherapy which has developed a radiotherapy taskforce to support cancer therapy in Ukraine during the current conflict. Pat regularly appears in the media talking about cancer care and the Daily Telegraph published and extended featured interview with her: Professor Pat Price: ‘The NHS can’t run at full capacity – bureaucracy is clogging the system’ (

Pat has undertaken medicolegal work for the last 33 years specialising in cancer causation cases.

Pat regularly leads a team “Running for Radiotherapy” and has run the last seven London Marathons. The current Miles4 Radiotherapy team hopes to lead 1000 front line staff around the country clocking up miles for Radiotherapy Miles4Radiotherapy 2023  over three months raising money towards ensuring all cancer patients in the UK get access to the best radiotherapy wherever they live.

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