Insurance
Female police officer did not require male comparator to show direct sex discrimination
12/12/19
The EAT has found that a female police officer who claimed direct sex discrimination did not have to prove that the force would have treated a male comparator differently.
Insurance
Supreme Court finds dismissal automatically unfair even where decision-maker is unaware of the true reason for dismissal
03/12/19
The Supreme Court has found that an employee was unfairly dismissed for making protected disclosures despite the fact that the dismissing manager was unaware of the disclosures when she made the decision to dismiss.
Health and social care
Insurance
Medical Malpractice and Clinical Law Insight: Winter 2019
03/12/19
We consider the latest developments in medical malpractice and product liability, evidence and procedure, quantum and inquests.
Health and social care
Insurance
Medical records: if it’s not written down it didn’t happen?
26/11/19
Care needs to be taken when making records of clinical consultations or treatment. The time-pressures of modern practice mean the creation of a comprehensive note is easy to overlook.
Insurance
Concussion: Coming round again
05/09/19
This article considers the medico-legal aspects of concussion injury, the duty of care owed by those involved and the governance measures which organisations can put in place to minimise the risk of concussion related litigation.
Insurance
Medical Malpractice and Clinical Law Insight: Summer 2019
06/08/19
Welcome to our latest edition of Clinical Law Insight for the insurance market, in which we consider the latest developments in medical malpractice and general liability, inquests and clinical law.
Insurance
Medical Malpractice Forward View 2019
30/01/19
We take a look at a few of the key topics in healthcare which could impact on indemnity providers and what can be done to prepare for any change.
Insurance
Confidentiality is not an automatic bar to disclosure
29/11/18
Marston Holdings Ltd v Ministry of Justice (HM Courts & Tribunal Service) [2018] EWHC 3168 (TCC)
Insurance
Employers can be legally responsible for malicious data breaches committed by employees
24/10/18
In Wm Morrison Supermarkets PLC v Various Claimants, Morrisons appealed a High Court judgment that it should be vicariously liable for a data breach committed by an employee.
Health and social care
Insurance
Darnley: the Supreme Court rules on the case of the patient who left A&E after 19 minutes
10/10/18
An insight into the Supreme Court decision on the Darnley v Croydon Health Services NHS Trust case
Insurance
Claims for psychiatric injury in the workplace
16/08/18
We are seeing a growing number of claims for psychiatric injury arising from healthcare employees who are overworked and under supported, and those claiming that they have been bullied or harassed in the workplace.
Insurance
How to respond to an incident giving rise to a potential claim
16/08/18
It has never been more important for those who face potential claims and their Insurers to fully investigate and obtain evidence from the outset.