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February 2021

Whiplash Reforms To Be Implemented With Effect From 31 May 2021

Whiplash Reforms To Be Implemented With Effect From 31 May 2021

This updated version of our alert follows the publication of the new Protocol and Practice Direction and offers a more comprehensive picture of the re ...

Award of Lifetime Compensation Should be Rare for Healthy Claimants

Award of Lifetime Compensation Should be Rare for Healthy Claimants

THE FACTS Mr Shoukrey (MS) is a consultant who held practising privileges with BMI Healthcare Ltd (BMI) (a form of self-employed contract under which ...

The Environment Bill and Biodiversity Gain

The Environment Bill and Biodiversity Gain

The Environment Bill (E.B.) has seen a long drawn out journey through Parliament so far.  The latest mood music is that it will receive Royal Assent i ...

Whiplash Reforms To Be Implemented With Effect From 31 May 2021 PART 1

Whiplash Reforms To Be Implemented With Effect From 31 May 2021 PART 1

The whiplash reforms contained in the Civil Liability Act 2018, announced by the Government as long ago as November 2015, will at last be implemented ...

NHS Pension Scheme - No further changes will be made for annual allowance tax concerns but proposed changes relating to sexual orientation discrimination and final pay controls provisions

NHS Pension Scheme - No further changes will be made for annual allowance tax concerns but proposed changes relating to sexual orientation discrimination and final pay controls provisions

The government has concluded that no further changes need to be made to the NHS Pension Scheme (NHSPS) in relation to annual allowance tax concerns ra ...

“Vnuk liability”: A line in the sand or a situation reversed?

“Vnuk liability”: A line in the sand or a situation reversed?

The Government has announced plans “to bin the EU’s ‘Vnuk’ motor insurance law – which requires insurance even on private land for a wider range of ‘v ...

Passenger air rage: extraordinary circumstances under EU261

Passenger air rage: extraordinary circumstances under EU261

Air rage and passenger flight delay claims under EU261: cause and effect In the context of aviation law and specifically air passenger regulation, Bre ...

A new delivery model for mental health

A new delivery model for mental health

While the events of 2020 and beyond have turned all aspects of healthcare on their head, few areas have been more drastically impacted than mental hea ...

Housebuilder Top Tip: Nothing (joint) ventured nothing gained

Housebuilder Top Tip: Nothing (joint) ventured nothing gained

The use of corporate joint ventures to share risk and reward is now an integral part of the business model for many house builders. Most corporate joi ...

Lemon & Duke case

Lemon & Duke case

Background facts The case involved four pubs (three in Dublin, serving food and alcohol (the service of food being of relevance as it facilitated earl ...