The fourth seminar in our Seven Ages of Life series explores some of the common themes encountered in obstetrics.


Guest speaker, obstetrician, Andrew Farkas will discuss CTG traces (identifying when suspicious becomes pathological etc), perineal trauma and placentas (placenta praevia, abruption etc), while 12KBW’s William Featherby QC will look at obstetrics from a legal perspective.

This is a free event, registration is from 5:45pm, the talk will start promptly at 6:00pm with drinks afterwards.

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Andrew Farkas

Andrew Farkas has been a Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals since 1996. Previously, he trained and was a Senior lecturer, in London. He is an examiner for the MRCOG examination, a member of the Ethics Committee ICS, and previously has been College Tutor and Clinical Director at the Jessop Wing, Sheffield.

He has a special interest in all aspects of Urogynaecology (prolapse and incontinence) and, in particular, vaginal surgery. He maintains the linkage between obstetric and gynaecological practice managing 600 new patients each year.
Mr Farkas is an experienced medico-legal practitioner preparing reports on the instructions of both the Claimant and Defendant Solicitors.  For many years he was a member of the Directorate Risk Management Team addressing issues on perineal trauma and other birth injuries.

William Featherby QC

The bulk of William’s work is heavy personal injuries and clinical negligence litigation, particularly trial work. He is a leading silk in his field and is well known in the personal injuries world.

He has been noted as an outstanding cross-examiner in the legal press.  He is featured in the Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence sections of all the leading professional directories.

William has an extensive clinical negligence practice, especially in cases of medical accidents involving babies, children and mothers. At any one time he has about twelve to fifteen ‘live’ cerebral palsy cases. He has a particular interest in neuroradiology, paediatric neurology and obstetrics. He is recognised as a leader and coordinator of teams of experts.