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16 December 2014
Welcome to the final edition of Medical Law Brief for 2014.
Two new laws aimed at improving patient care have brought the year to a close. The Duty of Candour and the Fit and Proper Person’s Test came into force for NHS bodies on 27 November 2014. The Duty of Candour places a legal duty on hospital, community and mental health trusts to inform and apologise to patients if there have been mistakes in their care that have led to significant harm.
4 December 2014
Welcome to our Professions and Financial Lines Brief. For the last 12 months we have published a Professional Indemnity Brief. We have now broadened the scope to include financial institutions, crime and fidelity, Directors’ and Officers’, along with cyber features.
27 November 2014
Welcome to this month’s edition of Insurance Brief.
In this issue, we report on a recent Court of Appeal decision which develops the law concerning the availability of the “fraudulent device” defence for underwriters.
24 November 2014
Welcome to the final edition of Disease Brief for 2014.
The Supreme Court has extended protection for victims of asbestos-related diseases, by ruling that the Asbestos Industry Regulations 1931 applied to all workers in factories where asbestos was being processed. We consider the implications of the decision in further detail below.
18 November 2014
In this edition of the Health, Safety and Environment Brief we discuss the recently launched consultation on new sentencing guidelines for corporate manslaughter and health and safety offences. If implemented, the guidelines will tie the level of fines to corporate turnover, resulting in very significant increases.

Latest articles

10 December 2014
A round up of recent court decisions raising issues relating to the failure to carry out a brain scan, a hip replacement operation, the value of a claim involving pressure sores, scarring after cosmetic surgery and whether a secondary victim should receive damages following a stillbirth.
10 December 2014
The Office of National Statistics has published the 2014 first release data of the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE).
4 December 2014
This article discusses the reasons behind why reinsurers abroad have been faced with premium payment delays from their Argentine cedants and how these delays have become a great risk for reinsurers.
3 December 2014
On many projects, the administration of contractual documents is lacking. If there was an obligation on a contracting party to provide a collateral warranty to the party that has now become the claimant, but has failed to provide it, what is the solution?
2 December 2014
Regulatory activity in the financial markets seems set to increase. Benchmarks remain a high priority for the FCA and further investigations in this area are likely.