Willmott v Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust

Medical practitioner – Negligence. The Court of Appeal, Civil Division, dismissed the appellant's appeal against a decision dismissing her claim for damages for personal injury and loss allegedly sustained as a result of negligent treatment by the respondent NHS Trust. The court held that it had been unwise for the judge to have referred so extensively to his own experience of knee treatment and to his background reading on the subject, however, nothing the judge had done or said had given an objective appearance of bias or predetermination of the issues.

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