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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”.


Freshfields’ Terry stands down as disputes head

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer disputes resolution head Ian Terry has stepped down from the role with Chris Pugh due to succeed him. Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer disputes resolution head Ian Terry (pictured) has stepped down from the role after three years with Chris Pugh due to succeed him at the beginning of January. Terry, who served as […]

Opinion: Privacy rulings don’t jeopardise investigative reporting

Daily Mail boss Paul Dacre accused Mr Justice Eady of imposing a privacy law on the UK’s press. As a former journalist, now solicitor, I believe Dacre is off on a frolic of his own. In his recent headline-grabbing speech Daily Mail editor Paul Dacre launched a stinging attack on Mr Justice Eady, ­accusing him […]


Cravath cuts special bonuses for associates

Cravath Swaine & Moore has cancelled the special bonus element of its 2008 year-end payments to associates. Cravath is the second US firm to abandon special bonuses – payments that are made on top of the annual bonus – after Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom announced its bonus structure internally last week (19 November). […]


Furnival barristers launch breakaway chambers

Fourteen barristers from Furnival Chambers have split from the set to launch a new chambers dedicated to credit crunch-related practices. The new set launches on Monday (1 December) and will be headed by Andrew Mitchell QC, who is a former Furnival chambers head. Mitchell is joined by Alistair Webster QC, who will remain the head […]

Ashurst, Dentons, Gibson land roles on Kroll MBOs

Denton Wilde Sapte, Ashurst and the London office of Gibson Dunn & Crutcher have scored the lead mandates on the two management buyouts of consulting company Kroll’s UK corporate advisory and restructuring practice. Senior members of Kroll’s board have bought out the restructuring advisory business to form a new consultancy called Zolfo Cooper, while the […]

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