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Shooting Admiral Byng

  • 1 Chancery Lane
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  • United Kingdom
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  • October 24 2014

Admiral Byng was held responsible for the loss of Minorca in 1756. He was relieved of his command, court martialled and shot by a firing squad

Professional and financial risks update - Autumn 2014

  • Hill Dickinson LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • October 23 2014

Christopher Stanton continues his series of articles charting the progress of insurance law reform for the commercial market. There have been some

Clinical negligence team reports growing number of cardiology error cases

  • Penningtons Manches LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • October 22 2014

Cardiology and cardiac surgery are challenging areas for treating doctors and injuries resulting from cardiology errors make up a steady proportion

The MDU's proposal for a negligence cap would be bad for patients

  • Kingsley Napley
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  • United Kingdom
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  • October 22 2014

The Medical Defence Union’s appeal to reform personal injury law to stem the cost of negligence claims would be bad for patients and the taxpayer

An expert witness’ causation defence - an unfair fight?

  • Hill Dickinson LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • October 22 2014

The implications of acting as an expert witness changed overnight when the Supreme Court abolished expert witness immunity in Jones -v- Kaney

Disciplinary focus asking for a hearing to be adjourned

  • Hill Dickinson LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • October 22 2014

Melissa Worth considers a particular issue in professional disciplinary proceedings, highlighted by some recent case law, what to do if the

Case update: loss of chance Chweidan v Mischon De Reya

  • Burges Salmon LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • October 15 2014

Claims for loss of chance, especially in the context of the lost opportunity to litigate, are something of a curate's eggs. While the claimant may

Good news for product liability insurers joined to medical negligence claims?

  • RPC
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  • United Kingdom
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  • October 15 2014

Product liability insurers will now be familiar with the qualified one-way costs shifting regime (QOCS) that has applied to personal injury cases

Six-figure settlement for failure to advise top athlete of spinal surgery risks

  • Penningtons Manches LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • October 14 2014

The clinical negligence team at Penningtons Manches LLP has recently settled a claim against Nottingham University Hospitals for a client who

Pure economic loss in tort difficulties when the contractual counterparty has no money

  • 4 Pump Court
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  • United Kingdom
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  • October 13 2014

A recent High Court case shows how the court can be reluctant to fill a contractual hole when a counterparty is in a weak financial position