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Blog – Childbirth and primary victim claims for mothers

By John de Bono This is the clear takeaway from Whipple J’s powerfully reasoned judgment in YAH v. Medway Foundation Trust, judgment 5th November 2018. The facts are typical of many cerebral palsy cases. The Claimant’s daughter was born after a negligent delay in intervention in the face of signs of fetal distress. The Claimant […]

Criticism of the Government’s decision to introduce an extra death tax

By Nicola Preston A Birmingham barrister has raised concerns over the Government’s move to increase probate fees claiming it is an additional ‘death tax’. Under the new rules, estates worth £2m or more will pay £6,000 in probate fees, which is a 3,770 per cent increase on the current £155 fee. This is a reduction on […]

Bulgarian pension funds: New opportunities for banks to enter into repo transactions and derivatives

By Tsvetan Krumov The amendments provide new business opportunities to banks to enter into repo transactions and derivatives with Bulgarian pension funds. There are various types of private social security funds under Bulgarian law depending on the social security risks they cover. However, as the regime for derivatives and repo transactions is identical for all […]

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Ince & Co hires DLA Asia projects head

Ince & Co has hired former DLA Piper managing partner and Asia projects head Martin David to lead its Asia energy practice. David joins Ince in Singapore after five years with DLA, which he joined from Linklaters in 2008 (3 November 2008). He spent a decade at the magic circle firm. Ince said he would […]

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Partner promotions in the UK drop in top 20 firms to levels lower than 2009 UK partner promotions among the top 20 firms have dropped to 2009 levels in what could be a sign that 2012/13 financial results will be flat at best. The top 20 firms collectively made up 111 partners in the UK […]

TUPE: duty to inform and consult does not apply if transfer never takes place

The Employment Appeal Tribunal has handed down a helpful decision on identifying the affected employees with whom information and consultation must take place on a TUPE transfer. Under the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 (TUPE) employers have a duty to inform and consult with the appropriate representatives of any “affected employees”. Affected […]

Conyers Dill & Pearman advises banks and lenders on senior-secured credit facility

Conyers Dill & Pearman has advised ING Bank, and other banks and lenders, in relation to the establishment of a senior-secured $1.45bn (£934m) credit facility. The credit facility involves, among others, Seadrill Tellus, Seadrill Auriga and Seadrill Vela as joint and several borrowers; Seadrill as parent and guarantor; and certain banks and financial institutions as […]

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