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First time offenders avoid exclusion in ICAEW disciplinary hearing
  • Kingsley Napley
  • United Kingdom
  • April 19 2018

In a decision published this month, ICAEW member firm Butterworth Barlow Ltd and its Directors, Gavin Butterworth and Barry Barlow, were given severe


Substantial damages recovered for injuries sustained in a suicide attempt
  • Stewarts
  • United Kingdom
  • April 18 2018

Stewarts were instructed by The Official Solicitor to act for PBM, a vulnerable client with a long history of mental illness. PBM sustained multiple


A new international ethical compass for regulated accountants
  • Kingsley Napley
  • United Kingdom
  • April 18 2018

Last week The International Ethics Standards Board for Accountants (IESBA) released a new Code of Ethics for professional accountants. The IESBA is


Q:What usually starts with a joke but ends in tears? A:Male cancer.
  • Kingsley Napley
  • United Kingdom
  • April 17 2018

In my work (I deal with clinical negligence and personal injury claims) I come across all sorts of injuries and medical problems, and over the years I


Does a limitation defence prevent a summary judgment application?
  • TLT LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 13 2018

The High Court decided a limitation defence does not prevent a summary judgment application in a recent case. On 9 March 2018, His Honour Judge Russen


Medical Negligence & Personal Injury quarterly newsletter - 1st quarter 2018
  • Kingsley Napley
  • United Kingdom
  • April 12 2018

A summary of the key judgments handed down by the Courts during the first quarter 2018 is set out below by category


Integrity restored
  • Clyde & Co LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 12 2018

The Court of Appeal has given some much needed clarity on the meaning of "integrity" in the context of the SRA Code of Conduct 2011 in its judgment


Are doctors being penalised by the General Medical Council’s power of appeal?
  • Kingsley Napley
  • United Kingdom
  • April 11 2018

The Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service (MPTS) hears cases against doctors alleged to have seriously breached GMC standards. As stated on its


Austrian Supreme Court grants direct claims against the liability insurer of a hospital owner
  • Wolf Theiss
  • Austria
  • April 10 2018

A recent Supreme Court decision ruled that a patient may sue not only the hospital operator for medical malpractice, but also its liability insurer


The last testicle: liability for wrong medical information
  • Wolf Theiss
  • Austria
  • April 10 2018

After a man lost his second and last remaining testicle, the Austrian Supreme Court clarified the possible scenarios about which doctors need to