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Case review 18/08/2022
In this case, the claimant was sentenced to six months imprisonment for contempt of court in respect of exaggerating injuries suffered as a result of alleged clinical negligence for Cauda Equina Syndrome.
Good governance: the role of non-executive directors in addressing cyber security risks in a healthcare organisation
Digital technology and data remain an increasingly significant and ever-evolving part of the delivery of modern health and care services. To address the risks posed to cyber security, there are a number of important considerations for healthcare organisations.
Beware of claims in the pipeline – construction trade associations warn of pre-insulated pipework fire risks
The fire resistance of buildings is being compromised by a “fundamental change” in the way pre-insulated pipework is used. This warning appeared in a joint statement issued by the Building Engineering Services Association and the Thermal Insulation Contractors Association in July 2022.
In 2021, the Senate Community Affairs References Committee conducted an inquiry into AHPRA. Special counsel Mia Campbell and paralegal Jimmy Zhang review the Committee’s recent findings and consider whether their recommendations go far enough or, indeed, go too far.
Issues surrounding qualified one-way costs shifting (QOCS) in multiple defendant cases notably found their way to the Court of Appeal back in 2018 with Cartwright v Venduct Engineering Ltd .
After several years of delays the Personal Data Protection Act B.E. 2562 (2019) ("PDPA") came into force in Thailand on 1 June 2022. Since then, on 20 June 2022, subordinate legislation (the "Notifications") under the PDPA was issued by the Personal Data Protection Committee ("PDPC") and published in the Royal Thai Government Gazette.
These Notifications are intended to set out the various criteria and rules, as well as much needed guidance and clarification, of some key requirements under the PDPA.
We are delighted to announce we have opened a new office in Houston, Texas – our second in the State and ninth in the US.
As discussed at our recent panel discussion, ‘All for one and one for all – today’s diverse and inclusive products: legalities, risks and AI’, diversity, equality and inclusion (DEI) must be taken into account at each stage of the product lifecycle including product design, product testing, and product use.
The Civil Justice Council Costs Working Group has been charged with taking a strategic and holistic look at costs, particularly given the ongoing transformation of civil justice into a digital justice system. As part of the review exercise, the group has launched a consultation that will remain open until 12pm on 30 September 2022. In this article, we look at the four areas covered by the consultation.
Case review 25/07/2022
A question put before the courts time and time again is whether a doctor has breached a duty of care. Many cases involve general practitioners who, by virtue of their unique role in primary care, are the first to provide advice and treatment.