Rhys Johns

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Rhys represents Claimants and Defendants in personal injury and clinical negligence cases nationally on the multi-track.

He has a particular interest in complex and high value cases, often involving complex disputes on liability. He is regularly instructed to appear in appeals in the County and High Courts.

He has a particular interest in injuries which arise from the prescription of medication, and from inadequate surgical procedures.

Rhys combines his clinical negligence practice with a professional disciplinary practice, representing both registrants and regulatory bodies in fitness to practise hearings.

Rhys accepts appropriate cases on a direct access basis, and is always pleased to talk to clients about their potential claims

Education:

2000-2003     MA(Cantab) – Peterhouse, University of Cambridge

2003-2004     Graduate diploma in Law – USW

2004-2005     Bar Vocational Course – Cardiff University

Interests:

Rhys enjoys good food and wine, horse racing, rugby, and reading both history and literature. He has a particular interest in Belgian beer.

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  • Clinical Negligence - 16, August
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    Informed Consent: Risks and Choices

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    Posted by Joanna Lewis

    Breach of duty was established and causation followed when the Claimant did not give informed consent to an operation that left her tetraplegic. This case explores the implications of Montgomery v Lanarkshire Health Board [2015] UKSC 11 and the duty on doctors to ‘take reasonable care to ensure that the patient is aware of any … Continue reading Informed Consent: Risks and Choices

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  • Clinical Negligence - 16, August

    When is it appropriate to resort to the ‘Burden of Proof’?

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    Posted by Lauren Seager

    Yip J had to turn her mind to the question of burden of proof in the case of Saunders -v- Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust [2018] EWHC 343 (QB). The claimant brought a clinical negligence claim alleging there had been a failure to reverse an ileostomy during surgery resulting in his colon becoming … Continue reading When is it appropriate to resort to the ‘Burden of Proof’?

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  • Clinical Negligence - 10, April
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    Section 33 order disapplying limitation in clinical negligence case overturned

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    Posted by Anna Johns

    In The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust v De Meza [2017] EWCA Civ 1711 the Court of Appeal considered the relevant factors to be taken into account on an application under section 33 of the Limitation Act 1980. Background facts Mr De Meza brought a claim in 2014 against the NHS Trust (the first defendant) … Continue reading Section 33 order disapplying limitation in clinical negligence case overturned

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