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5 August 2014
Welcome to the summer edition of Medical Law Brief.

The NHS Litigation Authority (NHSLA) has published its Annual Review 2013/14. It confirms the NHS LA has successfully saved over £1.4 billion for the NHS by robustly defending clinical negligence claims and more than £74 million by appropriately challenging claimants’ legal costs.
28 July 2014
Welcome to the July edition of Liability Brief.
The Government has introduced the Insurance Bill (the "Bill") to Parliament. It includes some of the provisions from the Insurance Contracts Bill and other provisions which will allow the Third Parties (Rights Against Insurers) Act 2010 to come into force.
24 July 2014
Welcome to this month’s edition of Insurance Brief.

In this issue, we report on a Supreme Court decision concerning the liability of sewerage undertakers, as well two High Court decisions; the first relating to the effect of mitigation on the award of damages following a breach of contract and the second on the requirements for costs budgets and the consequences for failure to comply.
18 July 2014
Welcome to the July edition of the Hong Kong Medical Law Brief.
18 July 2014
In this edition, we take a look at the practical experience we, and our clients, have gained of the Health and Safety Executive's Fee For Intervention scheme since its introduction and consider the scheme’s future. We assess the likely impact of important new guidelines for the sentencing of environmental offences and we provide an update on Government plans to exempt certain self-employed workers from health and safety regulation.

Latest articles

21 August 2014
Mexico appears to be on the brink of transformational economic and political success. It began with a decade-long process of democratisation, the implementation of the North American Free Trade Agreement with the US and Canada in 1994 and then strong macroeconomic governance. These changes have helped establish a large and growing middle class and an open and business friendly environment – at least by Latin American standards.
19 August 2014
Professional indemnity insurance (PII) is mandatory for solicitors, who are required to have £2 million cover (£3 million for LLP’s). The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA)'s recent controversial proposal to reduce the minimum cover to £500,000 has sparked much debate and some of the key issues are considered in this article.
19 August 2014
C.S Lewis once said: "You can't get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me." Undoubtedly, a long read may be some people’s cup of tea, however not for the Judge (Andrew Smith) in the recent case of Kaupthing Singer & Friedlander Ltd ("KSF") (in administration) v UBS AG [2014] who criticized the length of one of KSF's extremely lengthy witness statements. Interestingly, he is not the first judge to criticize the length of witness statements put before the court.
6 August 2014
In March 2014 the Supreme Court ruling in P v Cheshire West and Chester Council and another and P and Q v Surrey County Council [19.03.14] caused concern to some health and social care providers about the application of deprivation of liberty safeguards (DOLS). We review the steps being taken to streamline the court process and the practical implications.