About this event

  • Date and time Tue 20 Jun 2023 from 5:30pm to 6:35pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Patient Safety

Join us for an opportunity to learn from three highly experienced professionals, a clinician, a barrister and a solicitor, all of whom have vast experience of scrutinising whether or not patients have provided fully informed consent in the context of clinical negligence claims.  

The aim of this webinar to aid clinicians in taking consent safely to avoid litigation and improve patient safety. 

Benefits of attending: 

  • Improve knowledge and confidence in obtaining consent 
  • Gain greater understanding on the value of dialogue  
  • Enhance your knowledge and understanding of the scope of the duty to inform patients of material risks 


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Key speakers

Mr Ed Glasgow

Partner at Kennedys Law Firm 

Speaker's biography

Mr Ed Glasgow is a Partner at Kennedys in the Healthcare Division. Described by Chambers and Partners as “technically, strategically and tactically brilliant”, he is an experienced Healthcare Lawyer who advises clients, predominantly, in litigation.   

Based in London, Mr Glasgow works with those in Healthcare so as to:   

  • Formulate strategies and long-term plans  
  • Ensure accountability  
  • Shape culture and capability  
  • Better understand context within which organisation is operating  
  • Engage with partners and stakeholders  

Mr Glasgow is President Elect of the Patient Safety Section at the Royal Society of Medicine.   

He is qualified in two jurisdictions - (i) England & Wales; and (ii) Republic of Ireland and has experience in advocacy, mediation, litigation, inquests, inquiries, regulatory and healthcare advisory law. 


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Welcome and introduction

Mr Ed Glasgow, Partner, Kennedys Law LLP and President-Elect, Patient Safety Section, Royal Society of Medicine

Mock patient consultation

Mr Michael Kelly, Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon, North Bristol NHS Trust 

Introduction to mock cross examination

Mr Andrew Bershadski, Barrister, 2 Temple Gardens 

Mock cross examination of treating clinician

Mr Michael Kelly and Mr Andrew Bershadski 

Shared decision-making and consent: Legal issues

Mr Andrew Bershadski

Shared decision-making and consent: A clinician's perspective

Mr Michael Kelly 

Question and answers
Closing remarks

Mr Ed Glasgow 

Close of meeting




Registration for this webinar will close 1 hour prior to the start time. You will receive the webinar link 1 hour before the meeting. Late registrations will not be accepted.

Webinar recordings will be available for registered delegates up to 60 days after the live webinar, via Zoom. The link will be sent 24 hours after the webinar takes place.

This webinar will be recorded and stored by the Royal Society of Medicine and may be distributed in future on various internet channels.

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