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Press round-up: regulatory and professional discipline: July August 2015
  • Kingsley Napley
  • United Kingdom
  • July 30 2015

On 10 July 2015, the BSB launched a consultation paper to consider the strengths and weaknesses in the current academic (law degree or conversion


Two builders jailed after their failures during a refurbishment led to a structural collapse and injury to three people
  • RPC
  • United Kingdom
  • July 22 2015

Brothers Naveed and Rizwan Hussain were refurbishing a basement on a three-storey Sheffield terrace. However, despite removing a number of internal


Director of a healthcare firm ordered to pay penalties of £250k after 100 year old resident died in fall from hoist
  • RPC
  • United Kingdom
  • July 22 2015

Company director Mohammed Zarook and the company which owned the Meppershall Care Home, GA Projects, were prosecuted following an incident in August


Incident which resulted in injury to tourists in Tower Bridge lift ends in £100k fine
  • RPC
  • United Kingdom
  • July 22 2015

Temple Lifts has been fined £50k and ordered to pay £50k prosecution costs after an incident in which an ascending lift carrying 10 people to the


Orientfield Holdings Ltd v Bird & Bird LLP 2015 EWHC 1963 (Ch)
  • Rosling King LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 21 2015

The High Court has ruled on a claim in negligence against former solicitors acting in a property transaction dating back to 2010. The defendant had


Privy Council decision on limitation in professional negligence cases
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Trinidad and Tobago, United Kingdom
  • July 21 2015

A recent Privy Council Decision has considered the point at which damage is suffered where a claimant has entered into a flawed transaction as a


Re-financing debt and the effect of lender claims avoiding getting bogged down in technicalities
  • Burges Salmon LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 20 2015

Where a loan has been re-financed by a party related to the original lender the Court of Appeal has confirmed that the original lender was not


Orientfield v Bird & Bird
  • Clyde & Co LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 20 2015

The claimant brought a claim for professional negligence against its solicitors (the defendant) following its purchase of a property from Mr and Mrs


Inquest begins into death in Stevenage Hospital of 69 year old woman with severe learning difficulties
  • Leigh Day
  • United Kingdom
  • July 14 2015

The inquest into the death, in February 2014, of a 69 year old woman with schizophrenia and severe learning difficulties, who died after being


NHS must focus on improving quality of care, and admit errors early, to cut legal medical negligence costs
  • Neil Hudgell Solicitors
  • United Kingdom
  • July 13 2015

It has today been revealed that NHS trusts have paid out more than £4.5 billion over the past five years to compensate for medical mistakes. Of that