Lauren Sutherland QC speaks at international conference on law and mental health
Ampersand’s Lauren Sutherland QC was one of the speakers at the XXXVIth International Congress on Law and Mental Health Conference in Rome this week.
The conference was held at the University of Rome and delegates attended from all around the world.
Ms Sutherland spoke with two Canadian lawyers and two Canadian doctors during a session headed “Medical Disclosure: Exploring the tension between the patient’s interests and the physicians interests from a medical and legal perspective”.
Her talk was on the legal duty of candour in the UK and whether this is consistent with the approach of the UK Supreme Court in Montgomery on the individual patient’s right to information disclosure.