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Patient consent and medical advice

22 May 2015By Heather Grimbaldeston

Supreme Court ruling on consent puts patient choice at the forefront and leaves the door open to more litigation.

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Civil procedure: costs recoverability

18 May 2015By Masood Ahmed

Do the provisions under the Civil Procedure Rules concerning costs recoverability in Aarhus Convention claims apply to public bodies?

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Commercial property: construction of conditional contracts

11 May 2015By Suzanne Gill

A recent judgment over the purchase of a Berkshire shopping centre adds some clarity to interpretation of conditional contracts.

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RTA liability and EU directives

4 May 2015By Malcolm Johnson

Seriously injured man brings action against insurer but cannabis was found in car involved in accident.

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Licensing

7 May 2015

The full judgment in Simply Pleasure’s challenge to local authorities charging fees that could be used to pay for enforcing a regulatory regime.

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Trademark

1 May 2015

The Court of Appeal considered appeals by both parties in proceedings brought by the Mattel, which controlled the rights in the well-known game Scrabble in the European Union, to prevent the respondent company (Zynga) from selling an electronic game called Scramble or Scramble with Friends.

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Family

8 April 2015

The Supreme Court held that none of the exceptions to the general approach applicable to awards of costs in children’s cases as set out in Re T (Children) [2012] applied in the present case.

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SRA warns on exit strategies after solicitors fined

27 May 2015By

Five solicitors penalised in April for not following the correct procedure to close down their businesses.

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Immigration lawyer who lied to court struck off

26 May 2015By

Benny Thomas, a former senior partner at Consilium Chambers, guilty of ‘highest level of offending behaviour’.

All Regulation and compliance

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Are fixed costs about to move beyond PI?

26 May 2015By

Momentum is building for fixed costs outside personal injury. Get ready.

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Relieving the tension in-house

22 May 2015By

A new report exposes the frustrations that arise in dealings between in-house lawyers and corporate executives.

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Freshfields move could start London exodus

21 May 2015By

Northern powerhouses such as Leeds and Manchester are increasingly attractive to graduates. London should beware.

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Whiplash panel entry rules ‘anti-competitive’

21 May 2015By

MedCo seeking advice on eligibility criteria after biggest providers register multiple applications.

Jonathan Wheeler

Insurers’ pre-med offers ‘encourage opportunism’

18 May 2015By

Groups respond to government’s call for evidence on how to cut insurance fraud.

All Personal injury

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