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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”.


Lovells takes on Standard Chartered’s bank venture

Lovells has advised Standard Chartered (Pakistan) on its acquisition of an 80.9 per cent stake in Union Bank for $413m (£218.73m), marking the biggest deal in the Pakistan banking sector to date. Lovells has advised Standard Chartered (Pakistan) on its acquisition of an 80.9 per cent stake in Union Bank for $413m (£218.73m), marking the biggest deal […]

Salans guards against weak dollar with euro billing

Salans is protecting itself against the increasingly weak US dollar by changing the majority of its offices’ billing to euros. The international firm, which has offices in the UK, US and Continental and Eastern Europe, as well as Russia, Turkey and the Middle East, uses the dollar as its functional currency. To protect partners against […]

Hill Dickinson goes barking mad

Good old Hill Dickinson. Not content with supporting local arts by sponsoring Liverpool’s role as the 2008 European City of Culture, the firm is going all green-fingered with a new plan to become ‘carbon-neutral’. Carbon neutrality, in case you were unsure, is the latest green campaign. The idea is that you first work out how […]

Mishcons to introduce ‘cradle-to-grave’ bonus

Mishcon de Reya is set to introduce what managing partner Kevin Gold has described as a “cradle-to-grave bonus system” at the beginning of its next financial year, in April 2007. The new bonus will be backdated to the beginning of the 2006-07 financial year. The firm’s staff consultation committee (SCC), which is made up of […]

Dickinson Dees in Standard Life conveyancing win

Dickinson Dees has won a competitive tender to bag the key role advising Standard Life on its entire national commercial conveyancing portfolio. Under the three-year contract announced today (22 August), the Newcastle-based firm expects to handle over 350 cases a year across England and Wales for the pension and investment specialist. Commercial property associate Joe […]

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