February 2015 Archive

How does a commercial agent “acquire” a customer for a principal?

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This article focuses on Regulation 7(1)(b) and the circumstances in which a Court would conclude that a commercial agent has “acquired” a customer for their principal. More …

Commercial agent’s right to commission on incomplete orders

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The vast majority of commercial agents and principals will be well aware of the circumstances in which the commercial agent is entitled to be paid commission on sales made to customers. More …

Adjudications for Professional Negligence pilot scheme launched

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A new pilot scheme for adjudication in solicitors' professional negligence claims was launched on 1 February 2015. More …

Changing role for fathers… or not?

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Ed Miliband has announced his intention to double the length of paternity leave to four weeks if Labour wins this year’s General Election. More …

The Law Society of England & Wales v Shah [2014] EWHC 4382 (Ch)

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Between 1998 and 2000, the defendant, S, who was then a qualified solicitor, was an active equity partner in a group of legal practices that traded together (together, Brandons). More …

R (on the application of Mehey and others) v Visitors to the Inns of Court [2014] EWCA Civ 1630

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Three barristers brought judicial review proceedings challenging disciplinary proceedings brought against them on the grounds that the proceedings were invalid as some of the individuals who had heard the proceedings were in fact disqualified from sitting on the panel. More …

Shanker v General Medical Council 2015 (unreported)

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The Applicant made an application for an extension of time to appeal against a decision of the fitness to practise panel of the General Medical Council. More …

R (on the application of Nakash) v Metropolitan Police Service (“MPS”) and GMC [2014] EWHC 3810 (Admin)

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The High Court dismissed the appeal of an Appellant doctor who had argued that the Court should prohibit the disclosure of material by the Metropolitan Police Service ["MPS"] as requested by the General Medical Council ["GMC"]. More …

Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care v Nursing and Midwifery Council and another [2014] EWCH 4354 (Admin)

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The decision of the Nursing and Midwifery Council's Conduct and Competence Committee ["CCC"] was successfully appealed by the Professional Standards Authority. More …

Lavis v Nursing and Midwifery Council [2014] EWCH 4083 (Admin)

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Lavis v Nursing and Midwifery Council [2014] saw a successful appeal by a registrant midwife who had received a four month suspension sanction from a Nursing and Midwifery Council Conduct and Competence Committee. More …