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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”.


Winning women over

All law firms are now taking diversity seriously, but the gender imbalance just won’t go away. Pinsent Masons and Herbert Smith Freehills are the latest firms to target greater female representation at senior levels. But are women simply voting with their feet? HSF targets 30 per cent female partnership by 2019 Pinsent Masons targets 25 […]

Conyers Dill & Pearman advises Castlelake on $515.6m aircraft securitisation

Conyers Dill & Pearman has provided Bermuda law advice to Castlelake, an institutional alternative investment firm specialising in aircraft, in connection with its $515.6m (£310m) aircraft securitisation, Castlelake Aircraft Securitization Trust 2014–1.  The proceeds from the deal will be used to purchase a fleet of 79 aircraft and associated aircraft-owning entities that are initially leased […]


The LCIA: New rules and new frontiers

The LCIA is changing, but is it moving quickly enough? Arbitration: ”Expeditious where the law is slow, cheap where the law is costly, simple where the law is technical, a peacemaker instead of a stirrer-up of strife.” (The Law Quarterly Review) The London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) was set up in 1985 with that […]


Austria: Hypo-activity

The sale of the ‘good’ assets of crisis-torn Hypo bank is a welcome stimulant for local firms, but the lack of young blood in the profession is a persistent problem The Hypo Group Alpe-Adria bank in the southern Austrian state of Carinthia will mean next to nothing to all but those with the most detailed […]


Six made up at HFW in reduced promotions round

Holman Fenwick Willan (HFW) has made up six to its partnership in a round of promotions that will be effective from 1 April. Promotions are down by a third at the firm compared to last year’s nine promotions, which were focused mainly on its foreign offices (17 April 2013). This year all but one of […]

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