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GMC v Dr Bawa-Garba – A Judgment full of “unintended consequences”?


Introduction The High Court’s decision in GMC v. Dr Bawa-Garba [2018] EWHC 76 (Admin), handed down on 25th January 2018, has raised significant concerns in the medical community. The morning… Read more »

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Unspoken and Unanswered Questions – Fundamental dishonesty, pleadings and cross examination in personal injury claims


Liam Ryan considers what needs to be pleaded, and put to witnesses in order for a Court to reach a finding of fundamental dishonesty in light of the recent Court… Read more »

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Richard Baker considers the future for accommodation claims


In the articles below, Richard Baker explores the future of accommodation claims, examining them in relation to the recent landmark accommodation claim: JR v Sheffield Teaching Hospitals. JR (Appeal) Final… Read more »

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Bitcoin blazes a data trail for the future


Chatting in Chambers with a fellow member (who is generally on the ball), I said: “Can I ask you about an aspect of Bitcoin?” I got the reply: “Oh, I don’t… Read more »

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Taking Responsibility: Foster care, child abuse and vicarious liability


When dealing with cases of child abuse, strong emotions are stirred in almost all people with clear feelings of right and wrong being arrived at. However, when seeking to compensate… Read more »

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Falling between the cracks: Injury on Domestic Premises


Dealing with Employees who are injured on domestic premises (Johnson v University of Bristol Court of Appeal (Civil Division) 17th October 2017, unreported). Whilst an unreported case, the claim of… Read more »

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Truth, lies, exaggeration and the Judicial crucible


Liam Ryan considers the recent decision of Fletcher v Keatley [2017] EWCA Civ 1540 and how a Court should, and can approach a claim for psychiatric injury where a Claimant… Read more »

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