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In our previous article, Fiscal liability proceedings in Colombia, we discussed how the recent decisions of the office of the Comptroller General or Contraloría (CGR), the autonomous governmental agency in charge of monitoring public fund use, have caused great concern among (re)insurers globally due to their departure of long established market principles.
Case review 14/11/2019
In Bailey & Ors v GlaxoSmithKline “The Seroxat Group Litigation” [08.11.19] the Court of Appeal decided that it was impermissible for the claimants to expand the scope of their pleaded case at trial, which was previously determined at both the case management stage and during the pre-trial review.
Young Bermudians with global law firm Kennedys have been discovering opportunities abroad since the firm opened its office on the island in association with Bermuda firm, Kennedys Chudleigh in October 2017.
On 31 October 2019, Deputy District Judge Lalas found that Mr Williamson’s discontinued claim against Sunderland County Council was fundamentally dishonest. He has been ordered to pay the Council’s costs on the indemnity basis, which are likely to exceed £19,000.
Recent changes to UK copyright law may have unexpected consequences for the healthcare sector. Under the new legislation, NHS Trusts, hospitals, and other healthcare providers may be required by copyright holders to pay a licence fee to enable them to show broadcast television and other content on their premises.
Case review 12/11/2019
Deprivation of liberty: Supreme Court rules on Article 5 rights and parental responsibility for 16 and 17 year olds
The recent Supreme Court case of Re D (A Child) will have some immediate practical and cost implications for public bodies that commission services for 16 and 17 year old young people, particularly local authorities and NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups.
The overwhelming majority of patients wish to leave hospital as soon as they are medically fit and well. When a patient, or their family on their behalf, refuses to accept a discharge plan or transfer to other care arrangements however, the issue of delayed transfers of care can be a contentious one.
Dealing with grievances promptly and fairly can prevent problems developing into major workplace issues. If the problem is handled badly or not dealt with at all, it is only likely to grow and may permanently damage trust and undermine the employer-employee relationship.
The risk landscape that threatens the livelihoods of SMEs is constantly evolving. From cybersecurity and data regulation, to rogue employees and the liabilities associated with flexible working, small businesses need to be aware of the challenges that these risks bring.