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Aggregation in the context of medical negligence considered by the Commercial Court

United Kingdom - December 21 2020 The Commercial Court has considered whether claims against a private hospital arising out of the medical malpractice of a consultant breast surgeon…

Alaina Wadsworth, Kate Murphy.

Negligence claim against NHS Trust barred by illegality defence

United Kingdom - November 26 2020 In a unanimous decision, the Supreme Court has held that the illegality defence barred a claimant convicted of manslaughter from claiming damages for…

Alaina Wadsworth.

Group Litigation Orders and the pitfalls of making applications prematurely

United Kingdom - September 2 2020 A recent County Court decision to dismiss an application for a Group Litigation Order (GLO) made on behalf of 26 dental patients provides further…

Alaina Wadsworth.

Supreme Court rules that costs of commercial surrogacy can be recoverable

United Kingdom - April 9 2020 Last week the Supreme Court made the landmark decision that awards for damages to cover the costs of foreign commercial surrogacy, using donor eggs…

Alaina Wadsworth, Chris Horsefield.

Supreme Court finds employers less likely to be vicariously liable for actions of independent contractors

United Kingdom - April 8 2020 In reversing the Court of Appeal's decision, the Supreme Court in Barclays Bank plc v Various Claimants has reinforced the ability of companies to use…

Alaina Wadsworth, Chris Horsefield.