Medical negligence claims often require a consideration of the question posed by s 5O of the Civil Liability Act 2002 (NSW): viz. whether the professional acted in a manner that (at the time the service was provided) was widely accepted in Australia by peer professional opinion as competent professional practice. The decision of the Court of Appeal in Dean v Pope [2022] NSWCA 260 is the latest addition to the relevant case law. Where are we now?


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