Justice William Blair, judge in charge of the Commercial Court, discusses the introduction of the new Financial List
Great to see more legal #apprenticships are available…
@BurgesSalmon has revealed it has hired five legal apprentices, while other firms have spoken about the benefits of taking a ‘leap of faith’ when offering the 'trailblazer' scheme.
Read more here: http://www.lawgazette.co.uk/practice/legal-apprenticeship-pioneers-present-their-new-starters/5057942.article
Interesting new research has found that health outcomes for babies cared for by a midwife rather than a GP or obstetrician are significantly worse.
The ministry of health said in a statement the results of the study were “unexpected” and required further investigation.
The study examined 244,000 births between the years 2008 to 2012, and found an “unexplained excess of adverse events in midwife-led deliveries where midwives practice autonomously”.
The study found that mothers who had medical-led care had a 55% less chance of the baby suffering oxygen deprivation during the delivery, a 39% less chance of neonatal encephalopath (a condition that can result in brain injury) and a 48% lower chance of having a low Apgar score, which is a measure of infant wellbeing immediately post-delivery, with a low score being indicative of an unwell baby.
(study is based in New Zealand)
Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/sep/28/births-led-by-midwives-rather-than-doctors-linked-to-greater-risks-nz-study
Making a call whilst driving could be a lot more expensive than a call across the world.Drivers caught using mobile devices will soon face 6 points and £200 fines. http://bit.ly/RTA_Mobiles
Southern passengers' legal action fund close to £18k
More than 900 passengers have given money to support a #legal case challenging the government's handling of the Southern rail franchise. The Association of British Commuters has raised almost £18,000 towards a target of £25,000 to seek a judicial review of the contract award.
Services have been disrupted for months because of a union dispute over the role of conductors and staff shortages. Commuters are facing 14 days of strikes from October to December.
The commuter group's crowdfunding page says it is "challenging the government's handling of the Southern rail crisis, which has caused massive disruption to our family lives, our livelihoods, and our health and safety".
Read more here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-37472199
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Bankruptcy- Petition-Creditor’s petition
On 29th and 30th September DAS LawAssist will be exhibiting at the APIL Clinical Negligence Conference being held at the Celtic Manor Resort in Newport.
With all the uncertainty still surrounding the introduction of fixed costs in Clinical Negligence claims and the impending removal of ATE insurance premium recovery, this event is the ideal opportunity to speak to us about your experience of ATE Insurance and future business requirements.
It is now more important than ever to ensure you are working with an ATE provider who has the strength and commitment to remain stable in a changing environment, and who will work in partnership with you to offer your clients the best possible insurance protection at a competitive price.
We are already working on innovative ATE insurance and funding solutions to meet the needs of our existing business partners in the new fixed costs world, however we would still like to hear your views on the proposed changes.
Please visit us at stand 20 to share your thoughts, where you will also be able to enter our competition to win a fantastic red letter experience day of your choosing, and as always we will be giving away our ever popular Toby the Tiger!
We look forward to seeing you there.
Manchester has emerged as the UK’s leading regional legal centre, according to research by social networking site, Mootis.
Unsurprisingly, London dominates the UK legal services sector with 84 of the top 100 firms having an office in the capital.28 of the UK’s top 100 firms have an office in Manchester, while Birmingham (22), Leeds (20) and Edinburgh (19) make up the rest of the regional ‘big 4’.
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Argentina Business Investment Forum: challenges and opportunities
The first edition of the Argentina Business Investment Forum was held in Buenos Aires from September 12 through September 15 as an initiative of the Federal Government and was hosted by the Argentina Investment and Trade Promotion Agency.
The Argentina Business Investment Forum was aimed to highlight investment opportunities and attract foreign direct investment. Gathering business leaders and government officials from Argentina and all over the world, the Argentina Business Investment Forum served as a springboard for showcasing investment opportunities and entice high-level meetings between Argentinean business, government leaders and international investors and partners.
Our firm had the honor to get an invitation to participate in the Argentine Business Investment Forum, which gave us a close and personal view of where Argentina is heading. A summary of some relevant data will be presented below.
First of all, the forum was an opportunity to have updated key figures and data on the potential of Argentina as an international investment destination, such as: ... read more visiting us at our Legal Blog:http://cspabogados.com.ar/en/argentina-business-investment-forum/.
International Taylor Vinters sweeps the board in regional Legal 500 #L500UK2016 - http://bit.ly/2crTRYC
Exchange Chambers has secured its highest ever rankings in the newly released, Legal 500, out this week.
The Liverpool, Manchester and Leeds based Set is described as a “regional powerhouse” and praised for its “great depth of experience and expertise at all levels “.
Across the Northern and North Eastern Circuits, 54 barristers from Exchange Chambers are ranked as leading silks or juniors.
In total, Chambers has secured 63 rankings with a number of its barristers ranked across multiple practice areas. On the Northern Circuit, Exchange Chambers is ranked as a tier 1 leading Set.
Its barristers are also individually ranked for:
-Commercial, banking, insolvency and chancery law
-Construction, planning and environment
-Family and children law
-Personal injury and clinical negligence
-Regulatory, health and safety and licensing
On the North Eastern Circuit, Exchange Chambers is also ranked as a leading Set.
Its barristers are individually ranked for:
-Commercial, banking, insolvency and Chancery law
-Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence
-Regulatory, health and safety and licensing
Commenting on Exchange Chambers’ rankings, Director of Chambers, Tom Handley said:
“We are delighted to have our position as a top tier Set reinforced by the Legal 500.For our silks and juniors to secure 63 rankings across multiple practice areas bears testimony to the quality and strength in depth of Chambers.”
To view all Exchange Chambers’ rankings please click here: