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Swift v Carpenter – Breaking accommodation claims down

For those of you on Twitter, our timelines have been filling with practitioners tweeting about the long awaited hearing of Swift v Carpenter, which ran from 23 – 25 June 2020 in the Court of Appeal, and the implications it will have on the accommodation head of loss in serious injury claims. However, for those who have only joined the PI practitioner world in the last few years, there is an awful lot to catch up on. The article below attempts to explain the background, simplify some of the new proposals and look at how accommodation claims may look in the near future.

Costs and the expert in private children cases

Dewinder Birk of No5’s Family Group has set out two cases dealing with two different aspects of experts’ costs in private children cases, but both of which highlight the robustness of the higher courts in exercising discretion in relation to costs when dealing with such matters.

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.

The client Earth/Drax case – planning podcast

Hugh Richards takes listeners through the case of ‘Drax’ – a case with a mix of Net Zero, a DCO and a late letter to the Secretary of State and the facts, and discusses the issues and the practical points arising.

Latest Briefings

Pubs, bars and restaurants using apps – managing Covid-19 restrictions

Covid-19 restrictions on the leisure, food & drink sector were relaxed in England on the 4 July, with other nations in the UK on differing timetables, and businesses are turning to app-based solutions to aida transition back to some form of normality. This briefing covers considerations for procuring and deploying mobile apps to manage Covid-19 restrictions.

Government announces £80m investment to cut emissions from homes and industry

As part of its decarbonisation agenda the Government has announced that it will invest nearly £80 million towards reducing carbon emissions across homes and energy intensive businesses. The announcement forms part of wider efforts to ensure the UK meets its legally binding target to reach net zero emissions by 2050.

Angola: Mergers & Acquisitions 2020

Susana Almeida Brandão (Managing Associate) and Vanusa Gomes (Managing Associate of ASP Advogados – VdA Legal Partners member in Angola) write a chapter for ICLG Mergers & Acquisitons 2020, an international guide that compares legislation from around the world. The lawyers write the Angola chapter where they explain and develop the country’s mergers and acquisitions […]



In-housers name Freshfields and Herbies as most popular brands

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer is the most popular legal brand in London and the UK among general counsels, research by Acritas claims. The research, based on responses of 344 senior general counsel in UK organisations with revenues over £25m reveals Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) and Freshfields as the big winners in the capital having climbed to […]

No5’s Chelvan and Brownhill set to speak at The Public Law Project North Conference

No5 Chambers members S Chelvan and Ian Brownhill will be speaking at The Public Law Project North Conference 2014, which will be held in Manchester on 17 July. Chelvan will be presenting a session titled ‘A Year in Judicial Review’ and will also sit on the panel for the debate ‘How Will People Challenge Government Decisions Following the Judicial Review and Legal Aid […]

Stephen Lucas

Will Stephen Lucas be value for money for Kirkland?

Top-dollar lawyer Stephen Lucas will have to bring home the bacon for Kirkland Is any lawyer worth busting your firm’s compensation structure for? Perhaps one at the pinnacle of their niche in the market. This is the quandary that faced Weil Gotshal & Manges back in 2011 when it hired Linklaters partner Stephen Lucas to […]

No5 Chambers barristers defend in football match-fixing trial

Andrew Baker, Martin Liddiard and David Iles of No5 Chambers are defending in a case that sees three football players from Whitehawk Football Club and two businessmen from Singapore accused of conspiring to alter the results of football matches. The jury at Birmingham Crown Court heard that Chann Sankaran, 33, and Krishna Ganeshan, 43, both from Singapore, came […]

Tim Bratton

Advise, don’t execute

LOD’s Tim Bratton puts the case for GCs as the biggest influencers of the future of the law. Take note if you want to be inside the tent We regularly read that the legal profession is on the edge of revolution.  We are told that in one corner stand the revolutionists (Reinvent Law London is […]

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