Neglect: Prosecuting healthcare professionals who harm patients

Guy Pomphrey discusses the new criminal offence of wilful neglect ‘A jury must consider the extent to which the defendant’s conduct departed from the proper standard of care and assess whether this conduct was so grossly negligent as to constitute a crime.’ The public inquiry into the events at Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust led …
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Spread Trustee Company Ltd v Hutcheson & ors [2011] UKPC 13

Wills & Trusts Law Reports | March 2012 #117

Privy Council (Lady Hale, Lord Mance, Lord Kerr, Lord Clarke and Sir Robin Auld)

The respondents made claims for breach of trust against the appellant in respect of breaches that occurred in Guernsey at a time when Guernsey customary law governed the duties of Guernsey trustees and also after the introduction of the Trusts (Guernsey) Law 1989 (the 1989 Law), but before that law was amended by the Trusts (Amendment) (Guernsey) Law 1990 (the 1990 Law). The trust instrument included an exoneration clause in respect of negligence by the trustee and ...