The sixth seminar in our Seven Ages of Life series explores some of the common themes encountered when it comes to oncology.

Dr Nigel Ineson, who is discussing breach of duty in relation to recognising and diagnosing skin cancer; including the relevance of the NICE Guidelines, and Dr Jane McGregor, who will be discussing issues resulting from any delay in diagnosing a melanoma, including what therapies are available and the current prognoses of those afflicted by skin cancer.

This session will be chaired by Patrick Kerr.

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

To book a place, please complete the form below.


Dr Nigel Ineson

Dr Nigel Ineson is a GP with over 30 years’ experience, having been a Partner in a large teaching practice. He has also held appointments as the Senior Clinical Fellow at the Postgraduate Medical School, University of Hertfordshire; and as a Clinical Teacher at the Kings, Guys and St Thomas’ Medical School, University of London.  He has considerable experience in medico-legal work, including giving evidence in Court; and is a Fellow of the Academy of Experts and of the Expert Witness Institute.  He has acted as an external assessor for complaints in General Practice to HM’s Parliamentary Ombudsman.

Dr Jane McGregor

Dr Jane McGregor is a Consultant Dermatologist, who is internationally recognised as an expert in the field of skin cancer, including melanoma.  She is the Director of undergraduate dermatology education at St Barts and The London NHS Trust, as well as being a senior lecturer at Queen Mary University of London.  She is a leading figure on the legal and ethical aspects of dermatology practice and has considerable medico-legal experience.

Patrick Kerr

Patrick is recognised as a leading junior in personal injury work by the Legal 500, its most recent edition describing him as “ a superb advocate who is highly intelligent”.  In Chambers & Partners he is described as “definitely the counsel you want on your side”.

Patrick is one of the two barristers who head up 12 KBW’s Clinical Negligence team.  His practice is predominantly on behalf of the victims of clinical negligence, although he is instructed for the defendants also.  His main areas of expertise are:

  • Delayed diagnosis, particularly with cancer
  • Surgical malpractice
  • Causation, particularly in relation to consent and co-morbid conditions
  • Neonatal fatalities and injuries
  • Elderly and rehabilitative care
  • Cosmetic and dental surgery