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Emma Northover

The patient’s right to information

Posted by Emma Northover on August 12th 2015 in All , DISPUTES AND CLAIMS .

A woman recently won damages on behalf of her son for injuries sustained at his birth as a result of the alleged negligence of a consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist in a case where it was ruled that doctors are under a duty to take reasonable care to ensure that patients...

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Mark Ollier

Employer not liable for employee’s reckless actions

Posted by Mark Ollier on August 12th 2015 in All .

The Court of Appeal recently found that an employer was not liable for the severe injuries caused by an employee who, while at work and apparently as a prank, had put highly inflammable thinning agent on to the clothes of a workmate and ignited them.  This case creates some very sensible...

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Mark Ollier

Directors unable to attribute wrongdoing to company

Posted by Mark Ollier on August 12th 2015 in All .

The courts recently ruled that when the directors of a company involved it in fraudulent transactions, the company was not barred by the doctrine of illegality from making claims against the directors and their accessories for the losses caused by the directors’ breach of fiduciary duty.

In this case, the company...

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