News Criminal Defence 10th May 2016

Craig Ferguson defends doctor cleared of manslaughter by gross negligence

The Crown Prosecution service has offered no evidence against Dr Adedayo Adedeji, who was accused of manslaughter by gross negligence following the death of a patient hours after he performed a late stage termination of pregnancy.

In addition to the manslaughter charge, Dr Adedeji was the first doctor in the UK to be prosecuted under section 3 of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 in relation to an alleged clinical error. The Prosecution offered no evidence on both counts following service of defence expert reports and a review of the case by the CPS and their counsel.

Craig Ferguson was led by Jonathan Caplan QC and instructed by Nick Tennant of the MDU.

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