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Case review 03/09/2018
The Court of Appeal recently provided clarity on the rules relating to liability where the injury is directly linked to consent. It reinforces the materiality rule established in Montgomery v Lanarkshire Health Board  and confirms the limited scope of the causation principle established in Chester v Afshar .
The government’s vision with regard to the life sciences industry offers some much needed reassurance to the sector. Indeed, the proposals appear to respond to the recommendations made to government by the House of Commons select committee on how to safeguard the industry from the impact of Brexit.
The Office of the Information Commissioner recently released its quarterly report on data breaches notified under the Privacy Act 1988. The report showed that healthcare is Australia’s leading sector for notifiable personal data breaches.
The ongoing consultation from the Law Reform Commission of Hong Kong (LRC) is considering whether reform is needed to give court’s the power to make periodical payment orders (PPOs) for future costs in personal injury cases.
Case review 03/08/2018
The Hong Kong High Court recently struck out a wrongful life claim brought by an infant plaintiff against the Hospital Authority of Hong Kong.
Our global expansion has been supported by a 20% increase in headcount worldwide to over 1900 personnel, with lateral partner hires and mergers across our offices boosting the partnership to 277 – representing a rise of 37%.
On 17 May 2018 the House of Commons Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee (the Committee) published its report on “The impact of Brexit on the pharmaceutical sector”.
We are excited to confirm that we are the official gold level global partner for this year’s Inclusion@Lloyd’s Dive In Festival.
We are advising employers to be sure of the law around working in higher temperatures, as employees across the country sweat it out during the UK heatwave.
We have put our approach to innovation and our role as a knowledge resource to the fore with the launch of a new, responsive website.