President's Lecture - Gross Negligence, Manslaughter and Culpable Homicide
The President’s leadership lectures is a series of events exploring the concept of modern leadership in the context of current and future challenges in healthcare.
The second event in the series will focus on the issue of Gross Negligence, Manslaughter and Culpable Homicide. Neil Mackenzie is an Advocate (a member of the Faculty of Advocates) who is specialised in the areas of professional negligence and industrial disease, and is predominantly instructed in complex, high value medical negligence actions.
Neil acts for both pursuers and defenders across a range of subject matter that includes neurosurgery, general surgery, obstetrics and orthopaedics. Neil also deals with a large volume of other reparation claims. He is regularly instructed in industrial disease actions, in particular concerning asbestos. His experience of solicitor's negligence cases is extensive. In medical negligence and industrial disease actions, Neil often deals with complex and difficult issues of causation.
Neil regularly appears in court in various different forums, with extensive experience of the Outer and Inner Houses of the Court of Session and appeared for Lanarkshire Health Board in the UK Supreme Court case of Montgomery v Lanarkshire Health Board. Neil is a CEDR-accredited mediator. He contributed to the Faculty's sub-committee considering the Scottish Government's proposal for no-fault compensation for medical injury.
Neil is the Faculty's Director of Training & Education, with responsibility for training “Devils” (trainee Advocates) and Members of Faculty. He has been involved in advocacy training for many years, both in Scotland and internationally, visiting Malawi in 2012 (and thereafter giving evidence to the Scottish Parliament in June 2013), as well as providing advocacy training in Kenya and South Africa.
- Medical Students