"This is an emphatic victory for Mrs Preater, offering her complete vindication and the justice she deserves after such a long and horrific experience. The provision of s 57 is the most draconian of powers available to defendants in personal injury litigation. This was an example of a defendant wielding it unsparingly, with no acknowledgment of the possibility of alternative explanation and complete refusal to engage in reasonable negotiation."
Partner Grant Incles discusses the importance of the court's decision in Preater v Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board. The court dismissed the health board's defence of fundamental dishonesty as entirely unfounded in a claim concerning vaginal mesh surgery.
The full article is available to read on the New Law Journal website.
Grant is a partner in the personal injury and clinical negligence team. He is is a specialist in life-changing and fatal injury cases, with wide experience across road traffic collisions, employers and public liability, criminal injuries and clinical negligence.