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16 July 2019 Discount rate remains negative

The much anticipated revision of the discount rate has arrived with the Lord Chancellor, David Gauke, announcing that it will be fixed at -0.25%.

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The New Highways Code of Practice - and contracted out services

Many Highway Authorities have contracted out aspects of their highways functions. Where that contract extends beyond 28 October 2018 that contract will need to be revised to ensure compliance with the new code.

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9 October 2017 Law of assisted suicide not incompatible with the right to private life

Noel Conway was unsuccessful in his High Court challenge against the law on assisted suicide in the latest in a long line of tragic cases.

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4 November 2015 Causation is key

The recent Court of Appeal decision in the case of Reaney –v- University Hospitals of North Staffordshire NHS Trust provides welcome clarity on the extent of a defendant’s liability where a negligent act results in the exacerbation of a claimant’s underlying condition.

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14 May 2015 How onerous is the duty owed to trespassers?

The recent case of Thomas Buckett v Staffordshire County Council revisited the extent of the duty owed under the Occupiers Liability Act 1984 to those who sustain injury whilst trespassing on property.

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