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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”.

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The number of UK partners being made redundant has dropped to levels not seen since before the recession, according to an annual survey of partner roles.  The research, provided by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and compiled by accountancy firm Wilkins Kennedy, found that there was an overall net increase of 2,795 partnership posts between 2012 […]

Eversheds advises Virtusa on acquisition of TradeTech Consulting Scandinavia

Eversheds’ Swedish office has advised Virtusa Corporation, which has, through its Dutch subsidiary, acquired Swedish company TradeTech Consulting Scandinavia. The acquisition expands Virtusa’s position within the banking, financial services and insurance industries by increasing its asset management and treasury services domain and technology expertise. The acquisition will also result in an expansion of Virtusa’s footprint […]

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Raju Bhatt  Bhatt Murphy Solicitors With a long career centred heavily on police racism and brutality issues, Bhatt Murphy founding partner Raju Bhatt specialises in helping members of the public seeking state accountability.  Bhatt is one of the founding members of the Police Action Lawyers Group and the Inquest Lawyers Group. His recent and current cases […]

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Bakers on hunt for low-cost legal centre site following Manila success

Baker & McKenzie is looking for a location to launch another low-cost legal centre following the success of its Manila back office.  The firm confirmed that it was “exploring options” for replicating the Manila model in other jurisdictions but emphasised that there was no timetable. There has been no indication to where further outposts might […]

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