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Important decision on secondary victim claims: Megan Tanner v Sarkar
  • Hardwicke
  • United Kingdom
  • June 15 2017

The Claimant was a child (aged 16 at trial and aged 5 at the time of the relevant events) whose case was that she sustained a psychiatric injury from

What are the lessons from Veilstone?
  • Leigh Day
  • United Kingdom
  • June 14 2017

It’s around five years since I first heard of the appalling abuse at Veilstone care home in Buckland Brewer, near Bideford - one of six private care

Line of duty - defining the scope of a professional adviser’s liability
  • Penningtons Manches LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • June 14 2017

In BPE Solicitors and another (Respondents) v Hughes-Holland (in substitution for Gabriel) (Appellant) 2017 UKSC 21, the Supreme Court has

First adviceinformation decision after BPE
  • RPC
  • United Kingdom
  • June 13 2017

On 19 May 2017 His Honour Judge Moulder handed down his judgment in the case of the Halsall and others v Champion Consulting Ltd and others 2017

Conflicting Duties - When is Confidentiality not Absolute?
  • Clyde & Co LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • June 12 2017

In ABC v St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust and Others 2017 EWCA Civ 336, the Court of Appeal found that it was fair, just and reasonable to impose a

Risks, warnings and advice: what your clients need to know
  • Brodies LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • June 12 2017

In Scotland, the test for establishing professional negligence was authoritatively stated by the Inner House in the seminal case of Hunter v Hanley

Psychiatric injury and secondary victims - can a child claim?
  • BLM
  • United Kingdom
  • June 9 2017

Judgment has been handed down this month in a case which relates to the issue of secondary victims. The outcome provides further clarity on the

Care Home Staff Guilty of 'Organised And Systematic' Abuse of Disabled Adults
  • Slater & Gordon
  • United Kingdom
  • June 8 2017

An abusive culture developed at the £4,000-a-week Veilstone care home in Bideford, and Gatooma, in Holsworthy, in 2010 and 2011

Claims in negligence: a limitation reminder
  • Wright Hassall LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • June 8 2017

The industry has received a stark reminder of the time limits for bringing a professional negligence claim following the handing down of a judgment in

An illustration of the GMC’s enhanced ability to protect the public
  • Kingsley Napley
  • United Kingdom
  • June 6 2017

On 26 May 2017, the High Court handed down its judgment in the hearing of an appeal by the General Medical Council (GMC) against the determination by