- Information law; Healthcare Litigation
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What Chris can do for you
Chris specialises in healthcare law. He undertakes defendant clinical negligence litigation, including claims of utmost severity on behalf of NHS clients and represents such clients at inquests, including Article 2 and jury inquests.
Chris is also an expert in the field of information governance, and regularly advises NHS and other healthcare providers, third sector entities and tech startups in the field. He also provides advice on transactional work involving a change in usage of personal data. Recent work in this area has included advising an NHS body in relation to the IG issues in a major NHS Test Bed project, and preparing clients for GDPR implementation.
Chris’s advice has covered matters relating to patient information and confidentiality, including data security breaches and the associated monetary penalties, and commercially sensitive information, in particular in relation to contentious procurement issues.
Chris also advises on public interest disclosures of information and has advised recently on disclosures of information with a national high profile, including those concerning safeguarding children. Chris also lectures and publishes articles on wider issues of information governance with a particular emphasis on the health sector.
Main areas of expertise
- Information governance
- Clinical negligence litigation
The clients he works with
- NHS foundation trusts
- NHS trusts
- Healthcare practitioners
- Medical Defence Organisations
- Third sector organisations
The Law Society
Like other regulators, the ICO has issued guidance to reassure healthcare bodies and professionals that information governance issues should not be a barrier to effective information sharing to manage the response to the COVID-19 virus.
Welcome to our Autumn/Winter 2019/2020 edition of Hempsons’ Healthcare Newsbrief.
The European Court of Justice has produced a judgment which demonstrates the fluid nature of data controller status and that it is rarely a matter of simply binary choice. Chris Alderson provides a summary.
Welcome to the latest edition of our Social Care Newsbrief.
Welcome to this autumn edition of Hempsons’ Healthcare Newsbrief. It has been a busy few months for the NHS in the legal system with some ground-breaking decisions on key areas such as withdrawing clinically-assisted nutrition and hydration, fitness to practice and procurement.
Welcome to our autumn/winter 2018 edition of Hempsons’ Charities and Social Enterprise Newsbrief.
How to unlock the potential of health data within a compliant information governance framework.
GDPR - Did everyone take stock of their data and their responsibilities or are there thousands of businesses out there who are yet to up-date their systems and processes?
GDPR day – 25th May 2018 – came and went with a flurry of Privacy Notices and Policies filling our in-boxes. But did everyone take stock of their data and their responsibilities or are there thousands of businesses out there who are yet to up-date their systems and processes?
GDPR day – 25th May 2018 – came and went with a flurry of Privacy Notices and Policies filling our in-boxes but did everyone take stock of their data and their responsibilities or are there thousands of businesses out there who are yet to up-date their systems and processes?
“Clever lawyer who likes to get under the skin of a case.”