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Professors Tsachi Keren-Paz (Law) and Alicia El Haj (ISTM) hosted the second seminar in the ESRC series
Professors Tsachi Keren-Paz (Law) and Alicia El Haj (ISTM) hosted on April 18 the second seminar in the ESRC series ‘Liability versus innovation: unpacking key connections’.
The seminar brought together the Vice Chancellor, clinicians, plaintiff personal injury lawyers, a Medical Defence Union representative, health economists, ethicists (Professor Wendy Rogers, Macquarie University, Sydney) and academic lawyers from the United States (Professor Alex Stein, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, NY), Australia (Associate Professor Tina Cockburn, QUT Law School, Brisbane) and the UK.
Discussions revolved around the questions whether the threat of tort liability stifles innovation; the extent to which the different liability rules in the USA, UK and Australia stifle innovation; and the methodological questions of how to define and measure innovation, and how to measure the effect of legal rules on levels of innovation.