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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”.


Farrar’s Building snares Ian Murphy QC

Cardiff set 9 Park Place’s head of chambers Ian Murphy QC has been taken on as a tenant at Farrar’s Building. Murphy, who left 9 Park Place at the end of June, becomes the sixth new tenant at Farrar’s this year, The highly regarded barrister was called to the bar in 1972 and took silk […]

FFW boost Brussels with employment hire

Field Fisher Waterhouse has appointed Oliver Rijckaert as an employment partner in its Brussels office. Rijckaert will join the team at the start of September from Bird & Bird, where he was head of the Brussels employment team. The hire follows the recent appointments of corporate partner Marie Evrard and pensions partner Corinne Merla to […]

Dewey and LeBoeuf merger to create 1,300-lawyer firm

New York firms Dewey Ballantine and LeBoeuf Lamb Greene & MacRae have agreed to merge to form a 1,300-lawyer firm. Dewey has shrugged off its failed merger with Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe in January to enter into a combination with LeBoeuf that, if successful at a partner vote, will go live in October. The new […]

Fulbright boosts London ranks with Freshfields hire

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has lost another project finance partner with Houston-headquartered Fulbright & Jaworksi swooping on Andrew Hart for its London office. Hart will join Fulbright as a partner, taking partner headcount in London to seven. It is the second partner hire that Fulbright has made in a month, following that of Christopher Warren-Smith from […]

A marriage of convenience

The spurned half of a failed union finally finds happiness in the arms of a familiar friend with the help of a once-disaffected partner: it could be lifted straight from the pages of Jane Austen — or at least Heat magazine. The spurned half of a failed union finally finds happiness in the arms of […]

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