Do you have “consent to settle”?

Do you have “consent to settle”? Imagine there’s a claim against you, but you’re confident you’ve done nothing wrong. Would you be prepared to settle, and accept the impact on your reputation? Or would you want to be free to contest it in court?   Freedom of choice In a medical indemnity policy, “consent to…

The age of Consent

Montgomery judgement is still front-of-mind for insurers and clinicians It’s over two years since the Montgomery v Lanarkshire Health Board case changed the process of informed consent between doctor and patient. In October 2016, the Royal College of Surgeons (RCS) issued new guidance[1] for working with patients through the process of informed decision-making. Although many…