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Mental health, taking of blood samples without patient consent
  • Matheson
  • Ireland
  • February 1 2012

Mr Justice MacMenamin in his judgement dated 26 July 2011, held that the taking of blood samples by doctors treating a woman suffering from severe mental illness was lawful, despite her failure to give consent


BUPA loses Irish state aid appeal
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • European Union, Ireland
  • February 29 2008

On 12 February, the Court of First Instance (CFI) issued its judgment in Case T-28903, dismissing an application by BUPA to annul a decision of the European Commission (the Commission) in respect of a risk equalisation system for the private medical insurance sector in Ireland


EXP v Barker: Expert Evidence and the Duty to Disclose Relationships
  • McDowell Purcell
  • Ireland, United Kingdom
  • May 29 2017

A recent decision of the Court of Appeal in England & Wales has re-enforced the importance of full and frank disclosure on the part of expert


Survival of cause of action after death: The case of Doyle v Dunne
  • Ronan Daly Jermyn
  • Ireland
  • January 25 2017

This judgment deals with a preliminary issue as to whether the Plaintiff's cause of action for damages for alleged medical negligence survived her death


Montgomery v Lanarkshire Health Board
  • McDowell Purcell
  • Ireland, United Kingdom
  • May 8 2017

The complicated issue of informed patient consent for medical treatment is one that often causes medical practitioners to turn to guidance from their


Brexit Tracker: Keeping you informed - Issue two
  • McCann FitzGerald
  • Belgium, European Union, France, Ireland, United Kingdom, USA
  • November 11 2016

McCann FitzGerald is committed to keeping our clients up-to-date in relation to the legal


UK Pharmacists Challenge Code of Conduct
  • McDowell Purcell
  • Ireland, United Kingdom
  • May 17 2017

A recent decision of the High Court in England and Wales (the “Court”) has provided useful insight into codes of conduct for regulated professionals


English Patents Court revisits the clearing the way principle in preliminary injunction applications
  • Matheson
  • Ireland, United Kingdom
  • March 15 2011

In the recent English case of Cephalon Inc. and others v Orchid Europe Ltd and others (2010), Mr Justice Floyd of the Patents Court revisited the “clearing the way” principle in cases where there is a threatened launch of a generic product onto the marketplace


Public & Administrative Update: Government Priority Legislation - SpringSummer 2017
  • Mason Hayes & Curran
  • Ireland
  • April 5 2017

Medical cards for children, registration of physiotherapists, a Judicial Council and housing are areas that have been marked as a priority in the


CPD Non Compliance as Professional Misconduct: A Recent Decision from the New Zealand Health Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal
  • McDowell Purcell
  • Ireland, New Zealand
  • July 21 2017

Continuing Professional Development (“CPD”) has become mandatory for many of the statutory professions in recent years, recognising the importance of