Mr Hayden attended 2 days of learning courtroom skills and presentation of evidence in Manchester. Cross examination by a Bond Solon advocate was an experience to remember.
Mr Hayden has recently operated on a number of cases of HDGC syndrome where an inherited genetic mutation in CHD-1 (E-cadherin) predisposes to the development of stomach cancer. Affected individuals are recommended to under removal of the whole stomach (total gastrectomy) in order to improve long-term survival and prevent the development of advanced disease. When stomach cancer is caught at an early stage it can be cured.