The EU Settlement Scheme application process closes today. Following a report by The Children’s Society that less than 40% had made applications to the EUSS, there is a concern that the status of many children in care may not have been settled….
For those with a taste for risk, drama and the elongated nature of the court process, mediation is not for you. If you have an inexhaustible pot of funds to expend on legal costs, including the other side’s – potentially even if…
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) brought allegations against AB, an eminent Psychotherapist, alleging he had abused and exploited his relationship with Client A for his own sexual gain, had failed to act in the best interests of Client A, had entered…
In this first blog, Dr Rebecca Poz, a well-known and respected medico-legal expert who frequently appears in the Court of Protection, addresses her practical experience of capacity assessment and comments on the recent advent of the vaccine programme to her patients.
Where a Claimant, during a serious psychotic episode, committed a criminal offence, which she would not have committed but for the Defendant’s negligence, can she recover damages for the consequences of having committed the offence, including her subsequent loss of liberty?
The necessary mechanism to manage an award of damages secured on behalf of a protected party can give rise to a number of practical difficulties, particularly where the damages have been reduced due to contributory negligence or…
Over the past months, a number of Claimant solicitors have approached the author seeking representation at hearings to oppose dismissal of Part 8 (RTA and EL/PL Protocol “Stage 3”) Proceedings. In these cases, Defendants have sought dismissal mostly due to a failure…
Andrew Ritchie QC and Laura Begley secure a multi-million pound settlement 13 minutes before expiry of their Calderbank offer 2 days before a 10 day trial in a paraplegia case after two failed JSM’s and a mediation.
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