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Nothing to fear but fear itself

High Court confirms that fear alone is not a recognised personal injury and therefore it could not ground a claim in which the court had discretion to…

Peter Wake
Peter Wake Partner

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New Practice Direction on Insolvency Proceedings

The revised Practice Direction on Insolvency Proceedings (PDIP) updated the 2014 Practice Direction by making reference to the Insolvency Rules 2016.


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The duty to warn and the limited application of Chester v Afshar

Court of Appeal finds that an NHS Trust did not breach its duty of care by failing to warn a patient of the risk of developing post-surgical pain

Rachel Kneale
Rachel Kneale Partner

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Negative impact of blame culture on child protection system

A detailed, sector-led review into the rising number of care applications (and the number of children in care) has highlighted the harmful impact of…

Peter Wake
Peter Wake Partner

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Supreme Court plumber Judgment, reinforces rules on employment status case

The Supreme Court has delivered its Judgment in the important and long running case of Pimlico Plumbers Ltd v Smith. This is the latest in a series of…

Phil Allen
Phil Allen Partner

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The family shareholder

All business owners have families and family concerns, but not all owners bring their family members into share ownership with them. This can add…

Fiona Turner
Fiona Turner Partner

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Occupiers Liability claim fails even though court accepts a danger was present

A defender was not in breach of the Occupiers’ Liability (Scotland) Act 1960 even though it had failed to take action in relation to a known obstacle.…


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Burt Neil v Cheshire West & Chester Council

Recorder Searle held that the claimant had fabricated the accident and that his claim was fundamentally dishonest.

Suzanne Milne
Suzanne Milne Partner

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