Wrongful Conception, Wrongful Birth and Wrongful Life

An introduction to the reproductive torts for junior clinical negligence practitioners

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Course Overview

There have been recent challenges to the status quo in respect of wrongful life, wrongful conception and wrongful birth claims and it is essential that practitioners, both claimant and defendant, are able to identify any viable claims or avenues for potential change.


Clinical negligence barrister Rebecca Greenstreet of Hardwicke Chambers and author of ‘A Practical Guide to Wrongful Life, Wrongful Conception and Wrongful Birth Claims’ is ideally placed to provide viewers with an introduction to the legal history and background to these claims.


Essential for junior clinical negligence practitioners including paralegals, legal executives and trainee solicitors, this course will also be of interest to more experienced clinical practitioners who require a convenient overview of the relevant case law in the area, including recent cases of significance or interest.


What are the requirements?

  • On completion of the course you will:
  • • Be able to define the terms wrongful life, wrongful conception and wrongful birth and understand the differences between each claim
  • • Be familiar with the legal history and background to these claims
  • • Feel confident in identifying potential claims in these areas
  • • Be aware of recent updates in these areas of law

Learning Outcomes

  • On completion of the course you will:
  • • Be able to define the terms wrongful life, wrongful conception and wrongful birth and understand the differences between each claim
  • • Feel confident in identifying potential claims in these areas
  • • Be aware of recent updates in these areas of law

What is the target audience?

  • Clinical negligence practitioners of all levels including paralegals, legal executives and trainee solicitors

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About Instructor - Rebecca Greenstreet

Rebecca was called to the Bar in 2013 and is an injury specialist. She is currently on sabbatical in Sydney, Australia, where she has written a clinical negligence text book entitled “A Practical Guide to Wrongful Conception, Wrongful Birth and Wrongful Life Claims”: available from http://www.lawbriefpublishing.com/product/wrongfulbirthclaims/

During her time in practice Rebecca acted on behalf of both claimants and defendants in trials on liability and quantum, as well as in disposal hearings, applications and case management hearings. Rebecca has experience in all aspects of clinical negligence and personal injury, including road traffic accident claims, fraud, occupiers’ liability, employers’ liability, historic sexual abuse, industrial disease and inquests. She also appeared in costs matters, including disputes as to QOCS and fixed costs. She has experience drafting and is particularly adept at the forensic analysis of large quantities of documents.

Course Curriculum

Recorded Webinars

  • Webinar
    00:25:15

Supporting Documentation

  • Slides
    12 Page

Quiz

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