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999 cover up

24 May 2022

How long it takes an ambulance to arrive may determine the outcome for that person. In the case of Kent v Griffiths (2000), the unanimous judgement in the Court of Appeal held that the acceptance of a call and dispatch of an ambulance established a duty of care. In that case an ambulance…

Clinical Negligence

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Levelling the costs playing field ?

23 May 2022

The Government has proposed specific rule changes to the QOCS regime following the Supreme Court judgment of Ho v Adelkun [2021] UKSC 43 and has opened a consultation to consider the proposals. The Qualified One Way Costs Shifting regime (QOCS) was introduced to personal injury cases in 2013…

Insurance

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Never Never Land

23 May 2022

The Times Newspaper reports that "Between April 2021 and March 2022 more than 400 patients in England's hospitals suffered errors so serious that they should never have happened. They include the wrong hips, legs, eyes and knees being operated on, and diabetic patients being given too much…

Clinical Negligence

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RPDT - Residential Property Developer Tax

20 May 2022

RPDT is a new tax on profits of companies carrying out Residential Property Development activities, and is intended to cover the costs of replacement unsafe cladding. It will only apply on accounting periods which come to an end on or after April 2022. The tax will apply to profits above a £25m…

Commercial Property

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Adjudication

19 May 2022

What is Adjudication? Adjudication is best described as either a contractual or statutory procedure for a swift and interim dispute resolution. It is provided by a third-party adjudicator who is independent to the dispute and generally agreed by the parties in dispute. It is a form of alternative…

Dispute Resolution

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It's Been a Privilege - Protecting Post-Accident Investigations

19 May 2022

There are some aspects of law which even confuse Judges, and one of those which crops up time and again is legal professional privilege. Whilst it may seem to be something best left to lawyers to entertain themselves with in a dreary Court on a rainy Monday afternoon, understanding the principles can…

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