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Medical Law: In Conversation with James Badenoch QC

James Badenoch QC, Barrister and member of 1 Crown Office Row, will be joining Professor Roger Kirby, RSM President, for a conversation about his career in law, handling high-profile clinical negligence, medical law and medical discipline cases, and how COVID-19 has had an impact on patient safety and highlighted medico-legal issues within the NHS.

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Date and time: Wed 25 Aug 2021 from 7:00pm to 8:05pm

James Badenoch QC is the son of the late Sir John Badenoch (Consultant Physician and previous Director of Clinical Studies of Oxford University) and is a renegade from a far-flung medical dynasty. He was a scholar at Oxford University where he read law before being called to the Bar in 1968. He was pupil to Harry Woolf (later Lord Woolf, Lord Chief Justice) and John Alliott (later Mr Justice Alliott), in chambers at 1 Crown Office Row in London where he has practised ever since. He was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1989.

At the Bar, from which he recently retired after 50 years in practice, he specialised in clinical negligence, medical law, and medical discipline, and appeared in a long succession of leading cases in the Supreme Court, the House of Lords, The Privy Council, The Court of Appeal, The High Court, The GMC and The GDC, and the Hong Kong High Court and the Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal.  Among these were Wilsher v. Essex Area health Authority, one of the seminal medical law cases of the 20th century, and Montgomery v Lanarkshire health Board, the most significant medical law case (so far) of the 21st century.

He was for many years a Deputy High Court Judge, a Recorder of the Crown Court, and a President of the Mental Health Review Tribunal, and is a Bencher of Lincoln’s Inn and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine.  He is Chairman Emeritus of the Expert Witness Institute, a post he held for 9 years.

He has been admitted to the Hong Kong Bar. He is a Visiting Professor at Hong Kong University Centre for Medical Ethics and Law, and the author of numerous articles and chapters on medico-legal subjects, a regular lecturer in the UK and abroad, a frequent speaker after dinner to learned (and less learned) societies, and an occasional broadcaster on TV and radio.

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