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The seventh report summarising Rule 43 reports and responses issued by coroners has been published

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  • United Kingdom
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  • December 7 2012

Rule 43 reports are issued by coroners to prevent future deaths

More calls for discount rate to be revised

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  • United Kingdom
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  • December 7 2012

Personal injury claims are often settled on a lump-sum basis, rather than a periodical payments order being made

Reducing access to Judicial Review?

  • RPC
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  • United Kingdom
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  • December 7 2012

The Government has announced a broad intention to reform access to Judicial Review, mainly by raising fees and imposing tighter time limits for applications

Record personal injury damage award

  • RPC
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  • United Kingdom
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  • December 7 2012

Allianz, the defendant insurers in Collier v A Norton, were ordered to pay a lump sum of £7.25 million in addition to annual payments of £270,000 to 17-year-old pupil of Cheltenham Ladies College, Agnes Collier

What is “revalidation”?

  • RPC
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  • United Kingdom
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  • December 7 2012

Revalidation is the process by which the General Medical Council (GMC) will confirm the continuation of a doctor’s licence to practise in the UK

Complaints about doctors hit record levels

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  • United Kingdom
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  • October 18 2012

The General Medical Council received 8,781 complaints in 2011, an increase of 23 from 2010

Withdrawal of life-saving treatment “do not resuscitate” orders

  • RPC
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  • United Kingdom
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  • October 18 2012

Do Not Resuscitate orders have recently become the subject of much debate

Unauthorised access to medical records

  • RPC
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  • United Kingdom
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  • October 18 2012

In Grinyer v Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust 2011 the court considered the effects of an employee’s unauthorised access to medical records, and suitable damages under the Data Protection Act

Clarification on 10 general damages increase

  • RPC
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  • United Kingdom
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  • October 18 2012

Following an application by the Association of British Insurers, the Court of Appeal has revised the guidance given in Simmons v Castle 2012 EWCA Civ 1039 on the proposed 10 increase in general damages

Recent cases and other news

  • RPC
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  • United Kingdom
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  • September 19 2012

This personal injury claim gave the Court of Appeal the opportunity to set guidelines on the measure of general damages