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4 April 2014
Welcome to the April 2014 edition of the Personal Injury and Fatal Accident Brief.
28 March 2014
Welcome to the March edition of Medical Law Brief. In the last month, there have been significant developments following on from the Francis Report.
19 March 2014
Welcome to the latest edition of Disease Brief. The Government has published its response to the ‘Reforming mesothelioma claims’ consultation. The conditional fee agreement (CFA) reforms encapsulated by the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 are to apply to diffuse mesothelioma cases.
12 March 2014
Welcome to the March edition of Liability Brief. The Civil Justice Council (CJC) is reviewing the practical impact of the Jackson reforms in advance of a conference later this month, which will be attended by senior members of the judiciary, including Lord Justice Jackson and the Master of the Rolls. The CJC has made a call for written submissions on issues including the types of cases being taken on, new funding arrangements and experiences of costs budgets.
4 March 2014
The new law

The new Companies Ordinance (Cap 622) (the “new CO”) came into force on 3 March 2014. Amongst other things, it introduced a new offence in relation to certain omissions in auditors' reports.

Latest articles

10 April 2014
The question of European influence on UK domestic law has received much attention recently thanks to Messrs Clegg and Farage. In a recent development that will be of interest to readers, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has dismissed a challenge brought by the RMT union that the ban on secondary industrial action breaches the “freedom of association” provisions contained within article 11 of the European Convention on Human Rights.
9 April 2014
Unless you’ve been holidaying in another galaxy, you’ll know that ACAS early conciliation becomes mandatory on 6 May 2014.
3 April 2014
Commercial transport operators are increasingly relying on telematics as an essential business tool to help manage their fleet and control claims cost and legal spend.
2 April 2014
Kennedys has provided the Civil Justice Council (CJC) with its written submission in response to the call for evidence about the practical impact of the Jackson reforms. The request came in advance of a conference on 21 March 2014, which was attended by senior members of the judiciary, including Lord Justice Jackson and the Master of the Rolls.
26 March 2014
In P v Cheshire West and Chester Council and another and P and Q v Surrey County Council [19.03.14] the Supreme Court was asked to decide what amounts to a "deprivation of liberty" under the Mental Capacity Act 2005.