October 26, 2019

I use Macs at home and in Chambers.  I recently bought a top-spec Windows machine too because I look at a lot of NHS radiographs and other images sent to me on Windows-only disc.  I was really disappointed with the Windows machine, just miles behind and now relegated t...

October 15, 2019

The 109th CPR update made some changes to costs budgeting that came into effect on 1 October 2019.

Taking a fine-toothed comb to the Guidance notes on Precedent H turns up the following changes:

1. In paragraph 3, "anticipated costs" becomes "budgeted costs".

2. Paragraph...

October 14, 2019

I'm a tech geek, it's true.  But only so far as to make life easier. Tech for tech's sake is so ZX81.

I am very grateful to Matthew Maynard of St Ives Chambers for tipping me off to this.  He clearly knows his technology and is gracious in sharing what he knows: @MD_May...

July 18, 2019

Photo: The Klack's Brass Section.  That's me in shirt sleeves on trumpet.

An unusual non-law post on the blog.  On Friday 18 October 2019, The Klack will be 20 years old.  We are having a party at Gosforth Civic Theatre in Newcastle and raising money for St Oswald's Hos...

July 4, 2019

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The course will be 10.00am to 4.45pm on Friday 18 October 2019 at The Principal Hotel, York.  Lunch in the hotel is included and tea and coffee throughout the day will be provided.  We expect the day to be infor...

July 4, 2019

Delighted to be speaking all things dental negligence in Leeds on 30 September 2019.  Come along and say hello.

Full details here.


May 10, 2019

Mr Justice Birss, in David Price v Cwm Taf University Health Board  [2019] EWHC 938 (QB) serves up a reminder and, in the same appellate Judgment, a decision on whether patients should be told about NICE guidelines in the information-delivery process that precedes cons...

March 29, 2019

Bear with me (or just skip straight to the bit in red below (unless you're reading this through Twitter or LinkedIn in which case it won't show as red)):

From 6 April 2019 Practice Direction 39A (Miscellaneous Provisions Relating to Hearings) is deleted.

It is enough to...

March 28, 2019

 The MOJ's consultation opened today and closes on 6 June 2019.  The MOJ would like your views.  Remember, transparency must be your watchword but remember too, play nice....

March 22, 2019

From 1 April 2019, the Clinical Negligence Scheme for General Practice comes into force.  

The National Health Service (Clinical Negligence Scheme for General Practice) Regulations 2019 were laid before Parliament on 25 February 2019 and come into Force on April Fool's...

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