A lawyer's perspective on the much-debated medical manslaughter case
Dr Hazida Bawa-Garba's manslaughter case has caused consternation among doctors both in the UK and here in Australia. Last month she was "erased" from the medical register by the High Court of Justice, overturning a tribunal decision that she should be suspended for 12 months.
This article, written by The Secret Barrister, a prominent lawyer-blogger, explains the legal aspects of her treatment by the courts — treatment many doctors view as unfair and harsh.
"I’m loath to tread onto terrain that I do not usually cover in my modest knockabout criminal practice, but the case of Dr Hadiza Bawa-Garba has caused such tremors in the medical profession that I thought, vainly,