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Housebuilder tip of the month: Opting to tax for VAT

Housebuilder tip of the month: Opting to tax for VAT

HMRC’s processing times for option to tax notifications has recently increased leading to some transactions progressing before a copy of an option to ...

Causing Serious Injury by Careless Driving - A Significant Development in Road Traffic Prosecutions

Causing Serious Injury by Careless Driving - A Significant Development in Road Traffic Prosecutions

28 June 2022 sees the introduction into UK law of the offence of causing serious injury by careless driving. This will mean that drivers who may previ ...

Liquidated damages in commercial health projects

Liquidated damages in commercial health projects

Liquidated damages (“LDs”) clauses are a common contractual feature in high value and/or complex commercial health projects.  They are a useful tool f ...

Learnings and Reflections from the Independent Neurology Inquiry

Learnings and Reflections from the Independent Neurology Inquiry

The Independent Neurology Inquiry has now published its’ findings. The Inquiry Chair, Mr Brett Lockhart QC, delivered a statement announcing the publi ...

Cannabis Claims – A Growing Issue for Insurers

Cannabis Claims – A Growing Issue for Insurers

At DACB, we are continually working with insurers and the industry to assess and counter emerging issues around claims and fraud. One such issue is th ...

NHS Resolution publishes report following thematic review of clinical negligence claims relating to diabetes and lower limb complications in England

NHS Resolution publishes report following thematic review of clinical negligence claims relating to diabetes and lower limb complications in England

NHS Resolution has published an important report on lower limb claims (the majority of which involving amputations) arising from diabetes in England, ...

The UK Innovation Strategy: Learnings and reflections from 2021/2022

The UK Innovation Strategy: Learnings and reflections from 2021/2022

In July 2021, the UK Government’s Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy published a policy paper entitled The UK Innovation Strate ...

Competition Appeals Tribunal grants Collective Proceedings Order in Trucks Litigation

Competition Appeals Tribunal grants Collective Proceedings Order in Trucks Litigation

On 8 June, in the latest instalment of the long-running “Trucks Litigation”, the Competition Appeals Tribunal (“CAT”) granted Road Haulage Association ...

Actionable or acceptable? – The narrow line between sport and Tort

Actionable or acceptable? – The narrow line between sport and Tort

Background Personal injury claims arising out of incidents between participants in sport is an area that has provided some difficult issues over the y ...

Supreme Court Decisions on Occupier Test – ignore the facts, focus on the bigger picture!

Supreme Court Decisions on Occupier Test – ignore the facts, focus on the bigger picture!

In a much anticipated decision of the Supreme Court in no less than three appeals by telecommunications operators, Lady Rose made clear today that the ...