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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”.


Intl Cricket Council secures Collyer-Bristow sports chief

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has hired the former head of Collyer-Bristow’s sports practice to head its commercial legal department. David Becker was a partner at Collyer-Bristow for more than four years before his move to the ICC’s Dubai headquarters last week. He joins as senior counsel in charge of media and commercial deals, reporting […]

Kier Group set to bring in corporate lawyer

FTSE250 construction company Kier Group is building up its in-house legal strength as it continues to professionalise the team. Kier plans to bring in its first in-house corporate lawyer by the end of the month following a restructure of the legal team earlier in the year. The construction outfit’s current legal function encompasses a general […]

Reed Smith enrols Dubai World counsel

Reed Smith Richards Butler has snared the general counsel of Dubai World as part of a strategy to develop its Islamic finance capabilities. Corporate lawyer Sahia Ahmad was Dubai World’s inaugural general counsel and led the legal efforts on its $3.3bn (£1.81bn) bid for P&O in 2005. The hire is a coup for the firm’s […]

Fasken Martineau hires former Canada minister

Fasken Martineau has hired Canada’s former federal minister of international trade and secretary of state for international financial institutions, Jim Peterson, as counsel. Peterson was a Canadian minister of international trade between 2003 and 2006, during which time he represented Canada at the WTO’s Doha round of trade negotiations. He was also secretary of state […]

OFT chief claims newly found credibility

Anti-competitive companies, beware. There is a new regulator in town. It is tough, effective and saves the UK economy more than eight times what it costs the taxpayer. So which body could possibly be this model of regulatory behaviour? None other than the Office of Fair Trading (OFT). Surprised?After all, we are talking about the […]

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