I recently sat in to watch several key portions of a well-publicised medical negligence trial, held in Perth in late 2011.

As with most such cases, each party called and relied upon leading expert medical witnesses, to comment on the quality of medical care and advice the patient received. In this case, because of the

 I have recently read several District Court decisions, in which very firm adverse findings have been made against Plaintiffs.  

These outcomes and recent experiences on the hearing of a couple of appeals, when in my view, understandably, it was clear the Court of Appeal had difficulty appreciating the tone of evidence given at trial, lead