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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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Emma Dowden joined Burges Salmon in October 2007 from Hamptons Estates, where she was group legal and operations director. Prior to that she undertook a similar role at PricewaterhouseCoopers. Dowden’s core area of expertise is risk and best practice. What does your role involve? It is characterised by its breadth. My background is in risk […]

Move On Up: Hogan Lovells

The 2010 merger hiked global reputation, but when London figures are taken in isolation, not much has changed in six years The May 2010 merger between Hogan & Hartson and Lovells should, on the face of it, have created seismic change at the firms. In London, however, there has been little drama. Lovells was by […]

Clyde & Co deploys London shipping partner to head Singapore office

Clyde & Co has named senior shipping and dispute resolution partner Brian Nash as its new managing partner for Singapore, with Nash relocating from London to the city state for the new post. Nash has also been appointed to the firm’s Asia regional board to help facilitate the newly merged firm’s future development in the […]

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Mulcaire to take phone-hacking appeal to Supreme Court

Private investigator Glenn Mulcaire is heading to the Supreme Court in a last-ditch attempt to protect the identity of the person who instructed him to intercept voicemails for the News of the World (NoW). Mulcaire has been granted permission to appeal the Court of Appeal’s (CoA) decision (1 February 2012) to uphold a High Court […]

Squire Sanders launches in Singapore with Bryan Cave hires

Squire Sanders is to launch an office in Singapore after hiring three partners from US rival Bryan Cave in Hong Kong and Singapore. Ignatius Hwang, previously managing partner of Bryan Cave’s Singapore office, has been tasked with spearheading the launch of Squire Sanders’ Singapore office. The new office is expected to open at the end […]

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