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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.

One size fits all in the field of children law?

The recent judgment of the Court of Appeal in Re LC (A Child) (Placement Order) [2020] EWCA Civ 787 should serve as a reminder to practitioners in the field of Children Law that each case has to be considered on its peculiar facts and by reference, where applicable, to the welfare checklist in section 1 of the Children Act 1989 or the enhanced welfare checklist contained in section 1 of the Adoption and Children Act 2002.

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Status of intellectual property offices in CEE

Due to the impact of COVID-19, several Intellectual Property Offices (IPOs) have announced adapted guidelines and information on the current status of proceedings and deadlines.

SEOs declared invalid – key issues for employers in Ireland

The recent decision of the Irish High Court in National Electrical Contractors of Ireland v the Labour Court, the Minister for Business Enterprise and Innovation Ireland and the Attorney General (2019 No. 280 JR) will have a significant impact on employers and employees currently bound by Sectoral Employment Orders (SEO) in the electrical contracting, mechanical engineering, building and construction sectors.

Zuckerberg and the Facebook ad boycott how will it end

The #StopHateforProfit campaign was launched just over two weeks ago, on 17 June 2020, with a striking advert in the LA Times asserting that Facebook had “allowed incitement to violence against protestors fighting for racial justice in America.” The campaign urged advertisers to hit Facebook in their pockets and withdraw their advertising from the site in the month July. […]

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