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Should body modification be regulated in the same way as cosmetic surgery?

Andrew Harrison

Posted by Andrew Harrison | Partner
On 21st March 2019

It was announced recently that Brendan McCarthy (Known to his clients as “Dr Evil”), a licenced tattoo artist had pleaded guilty to three charges of Grievous Bodily Harm (GBH) with intent for the body modification removal of an ear, and nipple and splitting of the tongue.Whilst body modifications have become more common and popular in recent years, there is no regulation of these procedures. Following Mr McCarthy’s legal battle, the courts have now set a precedent.

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Understanding and clarifying Duty of Care after Darnley V Croydon Health Services NHS Trust

Jason Tang

Posted by Jason Tang | Solicitor
On 1st November 2018

In litigation, there will always be certain legal elements that a Claimant will need to prove in order to be successful in their claim. Specifically in clinical negligence claims, these elements can broadly speaking be separated into four categories: that a duty of care existed;
that the level of care provided fell below a reasonable standard; that the failure of care caused the Claimant to suffer the injury alleged; that this injury gives rise to pain, suffering, loss of amenity and any other financial loss (damages).

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