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Safety concerns about your Philips Ventilator, CPAP and BiPAP devices? - What you need to know

Safety concerns about your Philips Ventilator, CPAP and BiPAP devices? - What you need to know

On 23 June 2021 Philips issued two Field Safety Notices (FSNs), warning of the potential for patient harm due to inhalation of particles and volatile ...

Whose line is it anyway?

Whose line is it anyway?

Before making use of a work protected by copyright, consent from the rights holder(s) is usually needed. Where a copyright exception applies, an organ ...

Interim -1.75% Discount Rate set for Northern Ireland

Interim -1.75% Discount Rate set for Northern Ireland

The Department of Justice has announced it will change the personal injury discount rate, on an interim basis, from +2.5% to –1.75%.   The Department ...

Principles of joint authorship

Principles of joint authorship

In a recent case, the English Court of Appeal set out the legal principles to consider when deciding whether individuals are joint authors of a copyri ...

Leave granted to Judicially Review the decision not to introduce an interim Personal Injury Discount Rate in Northern Ireland

Leave granted to Judicially Review the decision not to introduce an interim Personal Injury Discount Rate in Northern Ireland

On 16th December 2020, Mr Justice McAlinden granted an applicant leave to Judicially Review the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) decision not to introduc ...

DOJ to scrap plans for -1.75%  personal injury discount rate in Northern Ireland

DOJ to scrap plans for -1.75% personal injury discount rate in Northern Ireland

The DOJ confirms it intends to scrap the planned move towards a -1.75% personal injury discount rate in Northern Ireland and press ahead with a Bill f ...

Personal Injury Discount Rate Masterclass Event

Personal Injury Discount Rate Masterclass Event

DAC Beachcroft (N.Ireland) LLP were delighted to once again support the  Insurance Institute Northern Ireland Masterclass series with a panel discussi ...

Northern Ireland Personal Injury Discount Rate Update

Northern Ireland Personal Injury Discount Rate Update

-1.75% Personal Injury Discount Rate has been proposed by the Department of Justice for Northern Ireland.

Online sale of ‘second-hand’ e-books requires authorisation

Online sale of ‘second-hand’ e-books requires authorisation

The Court of Justice of the European Union (the “CJEU”) has ruled* that the supply to the public by downloading, for permanent use, of an electronic b ...

The Digital Single Market Directive: implementation by the UK

The Digital Single Market Directive: implementation by the UK

According to Chris Skidmore, the former Minister for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation, the UK has no plans to implement the Directive on ...