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Client Alerts 22/10/2020
The judgment in CN & GN v Poole BC was handed down on 6 June 2019. Practitioners have been awaiting further guidance from the Court since. Two recent strike out decisions (at County Court level) have looked at the implications of the Poole decision and how the concept of an assumption of responsibility may be applied to local authority abuse claims. This article will consider these two decisions and the potential implications.
Client Alerts 16/10/2020
It’s been widely reported that Keith Stewart QC is to step into the shoes left by Lord Keen a month ago. During tumultuous times, our Market Affairs team looks at what items are top of the new appointee’s to-do list.
The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (“IICSA”) has published its report into the Anglican Church in England and Wales following a series of hearings in 2019. In compiling its report and setting out its conclusions and recommendations, the Inquiry also used the investigation and reports from previous hearings in 2018 relating to Chichester Diocese and Bishop Peter Ball to assist them.
An indirect consequence of COVID-19 has been a delay on the implementation timetable of important reform of Deprivation of Liberty Orders. These will not now take effect until 2022.
Client Alerts 02/10/2020
A recent High Court cost ruling by Master Whalan in the case of PLK & Ors  EWHC B28 (Costs) is likely to lead to an increase in damages in catastrophic injury cases where there is a lack of financial capacity.
Partner Andrew Underwood takes a look at this recent case where the decision highlights the significant cost risks associated with withholding an open admission from an innocent claimant, and identifies some potential solutions.