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Motor Brief August 2017: market insights

17 August 2017

A summary of key developments including an update on the discount rate review, a new blueprint for fixed costs, the reinstatement of measures to tackle whiplash claims; progressing the liability framework for autonomous vehicle technology, a new model code for credit hire and salvage hire, a new insurance ‘pay as you go’ product, as well as updates on Brexit and data protection legislation.

Motor Brief: latest decisions August 2017

17 August 2017

A round up of recent court decisions raising issues relating to the scope of qualified one-way costs shifting and fixed costs regimes; the ability to sue an unidentified defendant, assignment of CFAs and a comparison of the requirements to bring committal proceedings in cases involving fraud and contempt of court.

Data protection: Practical problems in processing medical information under the GDPR

11 August 2017

Insurers and service providers need to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) by 25 May 2018, but as the wording currently stands, it is not workable in respect of processing medical information in an insurance context.

46-2! Apology Legislation passed in Hong Kong

21 July 2017

Following our update in the April 2017 edition of our Medical Law Brief – the Legislative Council of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region passed the long-awaited Apology Legislation Bill on 13 July 2017 - with 46-2 votes in favour.

Technology, innovation and cyber risk in the NHS

10 July 2017

The NHS is increasingly opening its doors to technology and innovation. The establishment in recent years of the points below is evidence of this onward drive.

Healthcare Brief - June 2017

29 June 2017

Welcome to the latest edition of Healthcare Brief.

Healthcare Brief June 2017: market insights

29 June 2017

A summary of key developments including an update on the discount rate review, the Department of Health’s rapid redress scheme and concerns raised at the NHS Confederation Conference; the next phase of the Care Quality Commission consultation, updated General Medical Council guidance on confidentiality, fixed recoverable costs and modernisation initiatives.

Eastern promise: what the United Kingdom might learn from Hong Kong on patient safety

28 June 2017

Patient safety in the United Kingdom remains high on the Department of Health's agenda. There remains the drive to embrace a culture of learning and provide high quality care to patients.

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