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2015

Claims against trustees in bankruptcies and the trustees' duty to the bankrupt

Claims against trustees in bankruptcies and the trustees' duty to the bankrupt

The recent case of Oraki v Bramston and Defty [2015] EWHC 2046 (Ch) concerned former bankrupts' claims of professional negligence against their former ...

For in-house counsel: practical implications of managing litigation

For in-house counsel: practical implications of managing litigation

The Jackson reforms were aimed at increasing the efficiency and reducing the costs of litigation. Since the implementation of the reforms on 1 April 2 ...

Regulation round up

Regulation round up

FRC 2016/19 Strategy The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) announced its 2016/19 strategy on 28 October 2015, outlining its priority areas for the nex ...

The FSCS perspective on HMRC's accelerated payment notices campaign

The FSCS perspective on HMRC's accelerated payment notices campaign

The latest on HMRC's 'clamp down' on tax avoidance, including news on how the Financial Services Compensation Scheme represents another area of exposu ...

Home Office clampdown on construction industry-illegal working and modern slavery

Home Office clampdown on construction industry-illegal working and modern slavery

The Modern Slavery Act (the "Act"), which came into effect in October 2015, is aimed at tackling the global problem of slavery and human trafficking. ...

Claims for care: What happens when the claimant is already injured?

Claims for care: What happens when the claimant is already injured?

In a medical malpractice claim, the Court is often faced with a Claimant who, prior to any negligent medical treatment, will have needed a degree of c ...

Med-mal: Inquests and closer ties to regulatory action

Med-mal: Inquests and closer ties to regulatory action

If a healthcare professional or provider has provided care or treatment which may have contributed to a patient's death, they are likely to be drawn i ...

London Corporate Deals 2015

London Corporate Deals 2015

DAC Beachcroft's London Corporate team advised on more than 40 completed deals this year, with an aggregate value of over £0.75bn. These were in a wid ...

Does historic knowledge of pleural plaques give a limitation defence in asbestos-related claims

Does historic knowledge of pleural plaques give a limitation defence in asbestos-related claims

Whilst personal injury claims for pleural plaques alone have not been actionable in England and Wales since the House of Lords's decision in Johnson v ...

Vicarious Liability - is a football club responsible for dressing room assaults?

Vicarious Liability - is a football club responsible for dressing room assaults?

The liability of a professional football club for the actions of its players was considered in the High Court decision in GB v Stoke City Football Clu ...