Articles - DAC Beachcroft

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2018

Disease Q4 Update-October to December 2018

Disease Q4 Update-October to December 2018

In this update we consider Asbestos, Lung Cancer: application of Keefe NIHL – Jurisdiction: County or Admiralty Court Silicosis: CPR PD16, medical evi ...

Construction Risks - December 2018

Construction Risks - December 2018

Since our last edition, there has been a mixed bag of cases and precedents set down by the various Courts.  Perhaps what is more notable is the reduct ...

The Civil Liability Act 2018 – what now?

The Civil Liability Act 2018 – what now?

The Civil Liability Bill finally received Royal Assent and completed the Parliamentary process on the 20th December 2018 becoming the Civil Liability ...

Court of Appeal confirms lawfulness of Whole Population Annual Payments

Court of Appeal confirms lawfulness of Whole Population Annual Payments

The Court of Appeal has dismissed a challenge to the payment mechanism – the “Whole Population Annual Payment” (“WPAP”) proposed by NHS England and NH ...

Majority of Court of Appeal find that  Uber drivers are Workers

Majority of Court of Appeal find that Uber drivers are Workers

The Court of Appeal (CoA), by a majority, has upheld the Employment Tribunal and Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) decisions that Uber drivers should b ...

The trials and tribulations of Santa Claus

The trials and tribulations of Santa Claus

Although normally Santa's most stressful time of year, the arrival of this Christmas season has come as something of a relief to him. The last 12 mont ...

Court finds for Healthcare Defendants : No Duty of Care when advising non-patients to protect them from economic loss

Court finds for Healthcare Defendants : No Duty of Care when advising non-patients to protect them from economic loss

DAC Beachcroft were recently involved in a successful strike out application in which the Court confirmed that there was no duty of care on healthcare ...

Court quashes planning permission that inadequately considers impact on daylight

Court quashes planning permission that inadequately considers impact on daylight

The High Court has found that it is for a local planning authority to demonstrate the five-year supply of deliverable housing needed to avoid triggeri ...

Court confirms a realistic approach to housing delivery as opposed to an aspiration

Court confirms a realistic approach to housing delivery as opposed to an aspiration

The High Court has found that a planning officer's report had materially misled a planning committee regarding the impact a new development could have ...

CTOs and Deprivation of Liberty - Supreme Court Decides

CTOs and Deprivation of Liberty - Supreme Court Decides

We now have the Supreme Court conclusion to the long-running issue of Community Treatment Orders (CTOs) and deprivation of liberty. By way of headline ...