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Ontario Court of Appeal Summaries (October 1 - 5, 2018)
  • Blaney McMurtry LLP
  • Canada
  • October 5 2018

This was a light week at the Court of Appeal, as there were only three substantive civil decisions. In Wang v Canada, the Court of Appeal held that

Case settled for child who was physically restrained at private special school
  • Leigh Day
  • United Kingdom
  • August 13 2018

The boy, known only as ‘B’ to protect his anonymity, was placed at the school by his local education authority when he was aged nine and he remained

When Should the Survivor of a Sexual Assault Seek the Advice of a Civil Lawyer?
  • Torkin Manes LLP
  • Canada
  • March 22 2018

Sexual assault is a traumatic event; one that can strip away one's trust in the legal system. If the system was not there to protect the survivor from

Human rights legislation cannot be used to seek bereavement damages for cohabitees
  • Penningtons Manches LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • December 5 2016

One of the existing anomalies is that a spouse can claim for both dependency on the deceased (practical and or financial) and a bereavement

Clean air: a claim under Article 1?
  • 1 Chancery Lane
  • United Kingdom
  • June 6 2016

In February 2013 nine-year-old Ella Kissi-Debrah from Hither Green in South London died after suffering a severe asthma attack. “Can the courts be

Child abuse claims storm in the education sector: how to be prepared
  • Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • December 2 2015

A recent report reveals that previous estimates of child abuse claims are vastly inaccurate; these cases are substantially under reported. Incidents

Personal injury and the party manifestos
  • 1 Chancery Lane
  • United Kingdom
  • April 16 2015

Is there anything in the parties' manifestos which might affect the field of personal injury? Reforms since 2010 include a new fixed costs regime