Bertie Leigh, Clinical defence solicitor specialising in Healthcare Litigation, Clinical Negligence, will be joining Professor Roger Kirby, RSM President, for a conversation about the dysfunctional relationship between medicine and society. They will discuss the crippling effect of COVID-19 on an already run-down NHS, how healthcare litigation is threatening our healthcare workforce and creating an unsustainable healthcare service environment. He will explain his view on how our attitudes to medicine and the unrealistic expectations we have will have to be confronted in British society. We demand a Service that can only be delivered by an elite workforce whilst being profoundly hostile to the existence of that elite. He believes medicine is failing because our expectations are unreasonable and incoherent.
Described as ‘the doyen of defendant clinical negligence’, Bertie is currently a Consultant Solicitor at Hempsons where he began his career in 1973 and between 1998-2015 he was a Senior Partner. Bertie has conducted many of the leading cases in clinical negligence and regulatory law over the past 40 years.
Over the course of his career, Bertie has managed more than 5,000 medical cases, almost always acting for a doctor or hospital seeking to protect its position. The core of his practice has been clinical negligence, but he has defended numerous doctors before the GMC, disciplinary and employment tribunals, and the criminal courts. An Honorary Fellow of three Royal Colleges, He was Chair of NCEPOD from 2010-2015.
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