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How should banks, accountants, utilities and financial services advisers deal with England and Wales powers of attorney?

OPG issues guidance advising companies on how to deal with customers whose decisions are taken under power of attorney.

Sally Cook
Sally Cook Solicitor


General Medical Council (GMC) pilot study leads to measures promising a reduction in the number of full investigations where doctors make a ‘one-off’ clinical mistake

Measures announced last month by the GMC aim to speed up information gathering and decision-making after a complaint is made.

Simon Turner
Simon Turner Partner


General counsel & senior in-house lawyers roundtable: driving value in legal procurement

Following our second General Counsel roundtable discussion, we outline the key themes that emerged from a very insightful conversation

Simon Colvin
Simon Colvin Partner


"What's in a name" - Anonymity for claimants in PI claims

It has long been a fundamental principle of the common law that justice is administered in public and judicial decisions are pronounced publically.


Attempting to avoid trial by jury

A motion that the pursuers be limited to a judicial trial by virtue of the Prescription and Limitations (Scotland) Act 1973 was unsuccessful.


The Scottish Compulsory Pre-Action Protocol - Binding admissions

In Jacqueline Smith v Sarah Galbraith & Anr, the claimant sought damages arising from a road traffic accident which occurred on 27 December 2016.


Office of the Public Guardian publishes Safeguarding Strategy

OPG has published its Safeguarding Strategy for 2019 to 2025, setting out plans to improve the safeguarding services offered to vulnerable adults.

Lorraine Wilson
Lorraine Wilson Solicitor


PPI warning for executors and attorneys

PPI claims have been around since 2005 and are probably something you tune out whenever claims companies appear on the television or radio.

James Clarkson
James Clarkson Solicitor

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