Monthly Archives: February 2022

Clinical negligence: An update to the standard direction orders

Published: 23/02/2022 | News

On 11 February 2022, standard direction order templates to use in multi-track clinical negligence cases being heard in the county courts and district registries or Royal Courts of Justice were updated. They were first published on 30 January 2017. These changes will be of particular interest to all legal practitioners specialising in the field of […]

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Material contribution and clinical negligence – where are we now?

Published: 17/02/2022 | News

In 2021 there were two cases where judges at first instance heard detailed argument on material contribution in the context of clinical negligence, Davies v Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust [2021] EWHC 169 (HHJ Auerbach) and Thorley v Sandwell & West Birmingham NHS Trust [2021] EWHC 2604 (Soole J). These two cases drew significantly on […]

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Leslie Millin succeeds in an employment tribunal claim involving age discrimination, redundancy and furlough

Published: 09/02/2022 | News

Mr D Edmondson v Premier Christian Communications Limited Case No: 2207250/2020 Leslie Millin represented the Claimant, who was 64 years old was employed as a Telesales Executive, selling advertising on various media. He had around 35 years of previous sales experience. He worked in a team of four sales executives and he was the highest achieving […]

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Joel McMillan helps secure £1.1 million personal injury award for discriminated against banker

Published: 07/02/2022 | News

Joel McMillan acted on a direct access basis for a banker whose discriminatory treatment by her employer left her with a serious psychological injury. The case made the front page of the Financial Times when the judgment was published this week, and it has been the subject of widespread national media coverage, including in The […]

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Paul v The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust; Polmear v Royal Cornwall Hospital NHS Trust; Purchase v Ahmed [2022] EWCA Civ 12

Published: 03/02/2022 | News

Summary In each of these appeals, the primary victim died following clinical negligence on the part of the Defendant. The question for the Court of Appeal was whether the Defendant could be held liable for psychiatric injury to a close relative of the primary victim. The court found that it was bound by Crystal Taylor […]

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