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Professional consultants’ obligations to third parties
  • Winckworth Sherwood
  • United Kingdom
  • September 17 2014

The Court of Appeal recently handed down a decision which will be welcomed by consultants and developers alike. Hunt & Ors v Optima (Cambridge) Ltd &

Brain surgeon on trial for sexually assaulting patients
  • Bolt Burdon Kemp
  • United Kingdom
  • September 12 2014

A brain surgeon alleged to have sexually assaulted ten patients tried to cover his tracks by failing to complete medical records, a jury has heard

FRC and Mazars agree record settlement
  • Burges Salmon LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • September 4 2014

The Financial Reporting Council (the FRC) has agreed to settle disciplinary action brought against Mazars and one of its partners, Richard Karmel for

The court sets out a detailed test for the calculation of loss of chance in professional negligence claims
  • Eversheds LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • September 19 2014

In the case of Chweidan v Mischon de Reya 2014 EWHC 2685 (QB), the court considered the issue of quantifying loss of chance. The court gave useful

Coroner criticises heart surgeon Ian Clark Wilson
  • Bolt Burdon Kemp
  • United Kingdom
  • November 13 2014

A Coroner's Court in Birmingham has criticised a cardiothoracic surgeon formerly of Birmingham's Queen Elizabeth Hospital, for his involvement in the

DNACPR notices when is consultation necessary?
  • Thirty Nine Essex Street
  • United Kingdom
  • July 1 2014

This decision did not concern an incapacitated patient, but is likely to be of relevance to readers insofar as it relates to serious medical

Pure economic loss in tort difficulties when the contractual counterparty has no money
  • 4 Pump Court
  • United Kingdom
  • 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

Case update: loss of chance Chweidan v Mischon De Reya
  • Burges Salmon LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • 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

Brew v General Medical Council 2014 EWHC 2927
  • Kingsley Napley
  • United Kingdom
  • October 9 2014

Doctor appeals against being struck off on the basis of negligent advice from Counsel at GMC hearing. The appellant doctor (B) appealed against the

Laughton v Shalaby
  • Clyde & Co LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • November 18 2014

This is a clinical negligence case. The claimant sought to adduce evidence of (amongst other things) the doctor’s alleged incompetence in other cases