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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

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

Self-anaesthetising anaesthetist

  • RPC
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  • United Kingdom
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  • June 8 2012

C was an anaesthetist and an intravenous drug-user who had been using a variety of drugs for 15 years, throughout which time he had been practising medicine

First ruling by the court of protection on living will

  • RPC
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  • United Kingdom
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  • June 8 2012

An advance decision withdrawing life sustaining treatment has been declared valid by the Court of Protection

Refusal to comply with performance assessments leads to erasure where concerns over clinical competencies

  • RPC
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  • United Kingdom
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  • June 8 2012

U appealed against the Fitness to Practise Panel’s decision to erase him from the register

Dishonesty not proven and sanction set aside by court

  • RPC
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  • United Kingdom
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  • June 8 2012

The Court held that the GMC’s Fitness to Practise Panel had been wrong to find that a locum anaesthetist had deliberately deleted a statement of truth from his timesheets and that the conduct amounted to dishonesty

“Sufficient cause” for resuming inquest

  • RPC
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  • United Kingdom
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  • June 8 2012

In the recent case of R (on the application of Medihani) v HM Coroner for Inner South District of Greater London, the issue of whether a Coroner should resume an inquest following criminal proceedings was considered