Professor Tsachi Keren-Paz launches ESRC series on liability versus innovation in Brisbane

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Posted on 07 January 2016

ESRC Brisbane 171215 group Professor Keren-Paz (School of Law) concluded a research trip to Australia by co-convening (with Tina Cockburn, QUT) the first seminar in the ESRC seminar series ‘Liability versus innovation: Unpacking key connections’.

The seminar, ‘The defensive medicine debate’,was held in QUT, Brisbane on December 17th 2015. It set the ground to the inquiry by examining the broader question as to whether tort liability leads to defensive medicine and, in particular, negatively affects innovation. Participants included clinicians, ethicists, practising and academic lawyers, medical insurers and patients’ advocates. In his opening address, Professor Keren-Paz reviewed the goals of the series, and in a concluding session (pictured) he commented on several themes and findings discussed during the day. More details on the seminar (and the series), including the programme, presentation slides and photos, can be found in the seminar series' website 

Professor Keren-Paz also delivered a paper at the Melbourne Law School, and another paper at a University of Queensland conference. Both papers concerned another project in progress on protecting autonomy in the tort of negligence, contract and consumer protection.

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