R v Richardson [1998]


  • The patient of a dentist consented to a minor operation, and the battery associated with it
  • The dentist was not authorised to practice


  • Was consent vitiated by the lack of authorisation?


  • No


  • The non-authorisation was merely an attribute of the dentist and was not fundamental to operation
  • The dentist still acted with reasonable care
RELATED CASE  R v Willoughby [2005]

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