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15 January 2019 The scope of litigation privilege and ‘purely commercial discussions’

‘Purely commercial discussions’ within an organisation regarding settlement of a dispute prior to litigation are not protected by litigation privilege.

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14 December 2018 Abuse and social care newsletter - December 2018

Welcome to our quarterly social care newsletter.

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12 December 2018 Institutional child sexual abuse redress schemes – the Australian model six months in

2018 has seen much discussion of the possibility of setting up redress schemes in the UK to address historical child sexual abuse. Most of that abuse is said to have occurred in institutions.

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12 December 2018 Friends and family foster carers – an emerging risk?

Most people now refer to the decision in Armes v Nottinghamshire County Council in a shorthand manner, as being one that fixed fostering agencies with vicarious liability for the actions of foster carers.

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12 December 2018 Peer-on-peer sexual abuse

Disclosures alleging sexual abuse of any form are invariably traumatic in whatever context they are made.

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11 December 2018 Disclosure rule changes - are you ready?

From 1 January 2019 there will be a two year pilot practice direction relating to disclosure in operation in the Business and Property Courts.

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11 December 2018 Disclosure and procurement: confidentiality does not automatically preclude disclosure

A recent decision in the Technology and Construction Court has ruled that even documents considered by one of the parties to be confidential can become disclosable in a procurement challenge, emphasising the importance of implementing confidentiality rings from an early stage to protect sensitive commercial information.

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11 December 2018 E-technology: work smarter, not harder

Despite the Jackson reforms attempting to persuade parties to move away from standard disclosure and utilise the menu of options available, reducing the consequential costs of disclosure, there has still been a reluctance to depart from that procedure and make use of the alternative disclosure options available.

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5 December 2018 Is the general insurance industry (price) walking to its doom?

Last month the FCA announced that a market study on general insurance pricing practices was “needed”, and published its terms of reference (‘ToR’) for such study.

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20 November 2018 Litigation privilege: how confidential are your legal papers?

Over the past few years we have seen an increase in which assertions of privilege have been challenged in the courts. A large number of these cases have involved the major banks but the issues which have been raised are equally of importance to public bodies.

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