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Patient confidentiality – to breach or not to breach? (Extended version)

Confidentiality is crucial to the relationship of trust and confidence between patients and their doctors. Huntington’s disease is a hereditary condition. Children of a sufferer have a 50% chance of developing the condition usually as an adult. It leads to severe physical and cognitive impairment. It is life shortening and in its later stages full-time care is required. If a father is suspected of suffering this condition, should his daughter be told even if her father has not consented? ABC v St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust looked at patient confidentiality in just such a situation.

Video: A guide to preferences

By Simon Bonney Click the link below for a closer look at preferential transactions and creditors.

On-demand webinar: Recovering from Covid-19: What we are seeing in the market

As the country is eased out of lockdown, we held a webinar with our Managing Partner, Carl Jackson along with Partner, Louise Durkan and Director, Paul Slevin, to share their insights with regards to what they are seeing in the market. The webinar covers: The key concerns of business as they exit lockdown and ‘get […]

A just and equitable decision: Cayman Court of Appeal defines limits of arbitration in a winding up

On 23 April 2020, the Cayman Islands Court of Appeal (“CICA”) delivered an important decision in the case of Re China CVS (Cayman Islands) Holding Corp., which focussed on the question of arbitrability of shareholder petitions for the winding up of a company on the just and equitable ground. The CICA (Moses JA, Martin JA and Rix JA) unanimously determined that the petition in question was not arbitrable, thus overturning the first instance decision of Kawaley J, which formed the subject of our bulletin “Court Grants Mandatory Arbitration Stay in Winding Up Proceedings”.


Squire Sanders in Japanese link-up

US firm Squire Sanders & Dempsey is set to bolster its presence in Japan by entering into a joint venture with local firm and patent office Miki & Yoshida.

Nicholson Graham & Jones (Paul Salsbury, Sheila Stewart) advised Nationwide Building Society

on a £24.25m syndicated loan facility to the overseas purchaser of Fonciere Forest, the owner of a UK portfolio occupied by Etam. Garretts, Dundas & Wilson and Edge Solicitors advised the purchaser. Acquisition finance provided by Barclays, advised by Linklaters & Alliance.Coudert Brothers (Steven Beharrell) advised City Power on South Africa’s first major municipal power […]

Wragges-Tarlo Lyons merger talks cave in

Why he moved to Harkavys from Crockers Merger talks between Birmingham giant Wragge & Co and London IT specialist Tarlo Lyons have collapsed.The two firms entered negotiations three months ago but failed to reach the stage of a partnership vote.Wragges senior partner John Crabtree said he did not plan to make Tarlo Lyons a full-service […]

Rowe Cohen wins five-year contract

Manchester firm Rowe Cohen has won a five-year contract with client the Accident Group, which will create 20 new jobs at the firm.

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