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Khan v Meadows – liability for unanticipated consequences of medical negligence

Khan v Meadows – liability for unanticipated consequences of medical negligence

A medical doctor failed to give adequate advice about the risks of a child being born with haemophilia. The child was born and had haemophilia. The ch ...

The EU Proposal for Regulation of Artificial Intelligence: meaningful steps toward grasping the medico-legal nettle?

The EU Proposal for Regulation of Artificial Intelligence: meaningful steps toward grasping the medico-legal nettle?

On 21 April, the European Commission published its bold proposal1 for a regulation laying down harmonised rules governing artificial intelligence. As ...

Recoverability of inquest costs – what constitutes an ‘admission’?

Recoverability of inquest costs – what constitutes an ‘admission’?

In this article we look at the recent case of Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service v. Veevers [2020] EWHC 2550 (Comm) which is the latest case t ...

Swift v Carpenter – A Change in the Approach to Accommodation Claims?

Swift v Carpenter – A Change in the Approach to Accommodation Claims?

The long-awaited decision of the Court of Appeal in Swift v Carpenter, which has become a test case for accommodation claims in personal injury litiga ...

Three years: DAC Beachcroft successfully defends clinical negligence claim on grounds of limitation

Three years: DAC Beachcroft successfully defends clinical negligence claim on grounds of limitation

Defending a claim upon limitation grounds is known to be fraught with difficulty. However, in the right circumstances the Limitation Act 1980 can stil ...

The law of vicarious liability is on the move! In what could prove to be a landmark ruling, the Supreme Court rules in the awaited decision on vicarious liability and the independent contractor defence: Barclays Bank Plc v Various Claimants.

The law of vicarious liability is on the move! In what could prove to be a landmark ruling, the Supreme Court rules in the awaited decision on vicarious liability and the independent contractor defence: Barclays Bank Plc v Various Claimants.

The Supreme Court has today handed down its decision following consideration of the appeal in Barclays Bank Plc v Various Claimants.  

Vicarious Liability and the “Independent Contractor Defence” – The Appeal of Barclays Bank PLC v Various Claimants

Vicarious Liability and the “Independent Contractor Defence” – The Appeal of Barclays Bank PLC v Various Claimants

On 28 November 2019, the Supreme Court heard the appeal in Barclays Bank PLC v Various Claimants. The Court is asked to determine whether the Defendan ...