The legal process surrounding claims and the regulatory process involving clinicians can be unfamiliar and daunting. In many cases clinicians are facing the legal process for the first time. BLM has created a series of six short videos and FAQ documents to help clinicians gain a better understanding of what is involved in the following circumstances.
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What if I'm referred to an Interim Orders Tribunal (IOT)?
What an Interim Orders Tribunal (IOT) is for
What happens at an IOT hearing
The types of cases referred to the IOT
Information that is made available to the IOT
What orders the IOT can make
What if I'm involved in an inquest?
What an inquest is
Who will be present at an inquest and who will ask questions
Who interested persons are and why they would be in attendance
What happens at the end of an inquest
What a regulation 28 report and a paragraph 37 letter is
What an article 2 inquest is and how this differs to a normal inquest
What if I’m asked to go to the police station?
What to do if the police contact you and ask to speak with you
The process of police interviews
What a duty solicitor is and how they can help
What is likely to happen when the interview is over
How long it can take for the police to make a decision to charge you
Whether you are likely to be able to continue to practice
What if I’m involved in a trial?
What a Civil Court is and who decides the case in the Civil Court
Who the key players in a Civil Court trial are
How the court is set up and what facilities are available
The general running order of a Civil Trial
How to prepare for cross-examination Who experts are and their role in the proceedings
What if I’m involved in a claim?
If a claim affects registration status and if there can be criminal sanctions
What proof of breach of duty and injury or loss means
What happens at the start of a claim and what the purpose of a letter of claim and letter of response is
What will happen if a claimant persists with a claim after the defence has been served
How settlement can be achieved and what happens if parties cannot agree on the level of damages
What if I’m asked to provide evidence?
What disclosure is and how it impacts on you and your obligations to the court
Preparation of witness statements, who for and the factual disputes of the claim
What expert evidence is and how it is used
Duty of experts and their general role in the process