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February/March 2016 (vol. 12/5)

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Expert Witness: Consent … again

Further developments in the law on consent

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A recent decision by the Supreme Court makes clear that the patient must be given all the relevant information if their consent to medical treatment is to be valid. Diana Kloss explains why this case is important for OH practitioners.

THE common law is created by judicial decisions and is developed by a system of precedent, building on previous cases, especially those decided by the highest courts, the Supreme Court and the Court of Appeal. The great advantage of this method of law making is that it is closely connected to changes in society and emerging….

Diana Kloss is a barrister, former part-time employment judge, Acas arbitrator and author.

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Occupational Health at Work February/March 2016 (vol. 12/5) pp30-32

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