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When does ‘stand-by’ work constitute working time? - Judgment of 21 February 2018, Ville de Nivelles v. Rudy Matzak, Case C 518/15.

In this blog Andrew Buchan considers Wednesday’s judgment by the Court of Justice of the European Union on stand-by work. Why is this case important? It explains the effect of the Working Time Directives on two different types of stand-by systems. One requiring ‘permanent accessibility’ (i.e. to be contactable off the work premises) and the other r...
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4th edition of Personal Injury Schedules: Calculating Damages published

A new edition of Personal Injury Schedules: Calculating Damages has been released. The updated text will take account of developments resulting from case law since the last edition in 2010. The text covers in one single volume all that the PI practitioner needs in order to calculate damages in a personal injury case. It provides a guide to the asse...
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Simon Taylor QC and Lisa Sullivan win record meningitis clinical negligence claim involving out-of-hours doctors

Simon Taylor QC and Lisa Sullivan win record meningitis clinical negligence claim involving out-of-hours doctors
By Andrew Buchan   Simon Taylor QC and Lisa Sullivan have recently won a meningitis clinical negligence claim which is believed to be the largest involving out-of-hours doctors and the first periodical payments order against GPs not involving the NHS Litigation Authority (NHSLA). The claim in the sum of £5.8 million (lump sum equivalent) could...
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Brexit – what will happen to the UK’s environmental policy?

Brexit – what will happen to the UK’s environmental policy?
By Andrew Buchan If the UK leaves the EU what will happen to the UK’s environmental policy? This is not, as outlined below, a purely academic question. It cropped up recently during an interview on the BBC’s Today Programme[1] between, Justin Webb (the interviewer) and Amber Rudd (the Secretary of State for the Environment). The discussion turned t...
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Clinical Negligence and Personal Injury Round-up: January 2015

Clinical Negligence and Personal Injury Round-up: January 2015

 By Daniel Dyal

With the festive period now a distant memory, it’s time to catch up on some important recent developments. In this blog we round-up recent case law, a few of the key cases members of chambers are involved in and the Ministry of Justice’s response to the court fees consultation.

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