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R (Chidlow) v Senior Coroner for Blackpool and Flyde [2019] EWHC 581 (Admin) 12 March 2019 Humans’ bodies being such complex organisms it is unsurprising that medical causation is often extremely complicated and that the law regarding the legal causation of medical injuries can be particularly convoluted. Indivisible injuries, multifactorial causation, material contribution, loss of […]

A careful embrace of no-code is the right approach for lawyers

It’s important not to confuse no-code for no-knowledge – there are still important aspects to AI automation that you need to understand to succeed. If you are a lawyer and reading this blog post then you will likely be exploring online topics such as automation, artificial intelligence and machine learning, along with other innovative new […]

Living but not working in the Cayman Islands

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Brexit, AIFMD and credit funds – hot topics for IBA private funds event

Brexit was the key topic at the 20th annual IBA Annual International Conference on Private Investment Funds 2019 – but as you’d expect, there was discussion on a range of areas from NPPR to credit funds, and from the prospects of the UK economy to AIFMD II. Seven partners from Ogier’s international funds team from Cayman, […]

Luxembourg tax reform for 2019: Part II

By William Jean-Baptiste On 5 March 2018, the Luxembourg Government filed the 2019 Finance Bill (the Bill) with the Chambre des Députés. Following the 2018 general elections, the Luxembourg Government was authorised to extend certain credits and expenses of fiscal year 2018 (the “douziemes provisoires” or provisional twelfths system) for the period running from January to […]

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With ADR and the CPR reducing claims in the Commercial Court and investment going ahead, Raymond Cox and Patrick Goodall examine the changing role of the court It has been two years since the Civil Procedure Rules (CPR) came into effect on 26 April 1999. In March 2001, the Lord Chancellor’s Department published ‘Civil Justice […]

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