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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.
10 December 2014
The Office of National Statistics has published the 2014 first release data of the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE).
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.
2 October 2014
Welcome to this edition of Medical Law Brief.
The NHS Litigation Authority (NHS LA) has announced a mediation service will be available to help support patients, their families and the NHS resolve claims.
18 September 2014
Welcome to the September edition of Liability Brief.

The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has confirmed that fees for 'whiplash' medical reports will be cut, to help insurers lower premiums.
15 September 2014
Lord Chancellor to appoint experts to provide advice to assist in review; decision on any change to the discount rate may be made by April 2015.
15 September 2014
Following two recent court decisions, we review the current position and consider the implications for defendants faced by applications for substantial interim payments.
5 August 2014
Welcome to the summer edition of Medical Law Brief.

The NHS Litigation Authority (NHSLA) has published its Annual Review 2013/14. It confirms the NHS LA has successfully saved over £1.4 billion for the NHS by robustly defending clinical negligence claims and more than £74 million by appropriately challenging claimants’ legal costs.
28 July 2014
On instructions from the NHS Litigation Authority (NHS LA) Kennedys successfully defend claim by nurse who alleged her asthma was exacerbated by exposure to paint on a hospital ward.
28 July 2014
Welcome to the July edition of Liability Brief.
The Government has introduced the Insurance Bill (the "Bill") to Parliament. It includes some of the provisions from the Insurance Contracts Bill and other provisions which will allow the Third Parties (Rights Against Insurers) Act 2010 to come into force.
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