Bolam v Friern Hospital Management Committee

JurisdictionEngland & Wales
CourtQueen's Bench Division
Judgment Date1957
Date1957
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13 firm's commentaries
  • Bolam, Bolitho, And Back To The Future Of Clinical Negligence
    • United Kingdom
    • Mondaq UK
    • 29 August 2019
    ...basis of the test in Bolitho v City and Hackney Health Authority [1998] AC 232, refined in Bolam v Friern Hospital Management Committee [1957] 1 WLR 582. Bolam sets out that a doctor is not negligent if they have acted in accordance with a responsible body of opinion. Bolitho narrowed the s......
  • Brain-Damaged Child's Negligence Claim Fails On Causation
    • United Kingdom
    • Mondaq UK
    • 19 October 2018
    ...I reach though are broadly consistent with what he told me." Applying the test in Bolam v Friern Hospital Management Committee [1957] 2 All ER 118 of whether the medical care which the claimant received fell below the standard to be expected and, if so, whether it caused or materially ......
  • The Designer's Duty - Time For Review
    • United Kingdom
    • Mondaq United Kingdom
    • 28 January 2009
    ...BLR 293). 33. New Islington and Hackney Housing Association, see note 14, at para 20. 34. Bolam v Friern Hospital Management Committee [1957] 1 WLR 582, [1957] 2 All ER 118, 35. Payne v John Setchell Ltd [2002] BLR 489, TCC, at para 21. 36. Oxford Architects Partnership, see note 32, at par......
  • Bankruptcy In Conveyancing
    • United Kingdom
    • Mondaq UK
    • 29 September 2016
    ...do not carry out a bankruptcy search - that would seem to lend shelter given the test in (Bolam v Friern Hospital Management Committee [1957] 1 WLR 582). The head note summarises the test with which we are all familiar more than "a doctor who had acted in accordance with a practice acc......
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61 books & journal articles
  • A Different Ball Game—Why the Nature of Consent in Contact Sports Undermines a Unitary Approach
    • United Kingdom
    • Journal of Criminal Law, The Nbr. 71-6, December 2007
    • 1 December 2007
    ...a reasonablepractitioner, and to follow usual industry practice—the so-called Bolam test (Bolamv Friern Hospital Management Committee [1957] 2 All ER 118).105 This is a simplif‌ication: the test, as established in The Wagon Mound (No. 2), OverseasTankship (UK) Ltd v The Miller Steamship [19......
  • Subject Index
    • United Kingdom
    • International Journal of Evidence & Proof, The Nbr. 12-4, November 2008
    • 1 November 2008
    ...Public Redacted Version,10 July2006 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15Bolam v Friern Hospital ManagementCommittee [1957]1 WLR 582,QB . . . 103, 111Bourjaily vUnited States 483US 171 . . . . . . .284Boyle v Wiseman (1855) 10 Ex 647, 156 ER 598. . . . . . . . . . . . . .......
  • THE PROTECTION OF PERSONAL INTERESTS
    • Singapore
    • Singapore Academy of Law Journal Nbr. 2015, December 2015
    • 1 December 2015
    ...the law on the disclosure of medical risks in the UK was, at least in theory, governed by Bolam v Friern Hospital Management Committee[1957] 1 WLR 582 and the majority decision in Sidaway, under which the question of whether a doctor ought to have disclosed a risk is to be determined by wha......
  • MEDICAL NEGLIGENCE AND PATIENT AUTONOMY
    • Singapore
    • Singapore Academy of Law Journal Nbr. 2015, December 2015
    • 1 December 2015
    ...The UK, in a recent landmark decision, departed from its earlier jurisprudence applying Bolam v Friern Hospital Management Committee[1957] 1 WLR 582 to the duty to inform. However, Singapore continues to apply the Bolam test. This article argues that in light of the recent UK decision rejec......
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