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Clinical round-up


Online Published Date : 09 May 2016 | Appeared in issue: Volume 35 No. 05 - 09 May 2016

A two page up-to-date review by Jock Mackenzie of recent medical case law particularly claims concerning delayed treatment and incorrectly performed operations. It has the benefit of Dr Mackenzie having the dual qualification of being a doctor of..

European Union quiz


Online Published Date : 09 May 2016 | Appeared in issue: Volume 35 No. 05 - 09 May 2016

According to the April issue of The Oldie, practically all of us know practically nothing about the European Union. If you think you are an exception it invites you to test yourself on what it describes as “some of the most elementary..

It’s a man’s world


Online Published Date : 09 May 2016 | Appeared in issue: Volume 35 No. 05 - 09 May 2016

One hundred children aged between seven and 11 were asked to draw a nurse, a builder, a banker and a lawyer. Unsurprisingly 88% drew builders as male, 81% drew nurses as female and 80% depicted bankers as male. However 35% of the children showed..

Budgeting


Online Published Date : 09 May 2016 | Appeared in issue: Volume 35 No. 05 - 09 May 2016

“Costs budgeting simply doesn’t work”, say Charles Auld & Kate Harrington in the New Law Journal of 25 March.
 “At first sight, costs budgeting appears an attractive solution; restricting the costs that parties..

Mediation flop


Online Published Date : 09 May 2016 | Appeared in issue: Volume 35 No. 05 - 09 May 2016

A government policy aimed at promoting family mediation as the preferred way of settling disputes over parenting, finance, and property has failed, new figures show.
 Under the Children and Families Act, April 2014 mediation information..

“Abhorrent” overcharging


Online Published Date : 09 May 2016 | Appeared in issue: Volume 35 No. 05 - 09 May 2016

Edgar Stephen George Thomas, a sole practitioner who admitted having no understanding of accounts rules who had not updated his “rubbish” client care letter for a decade, has been struck off for overcharging clients. He was charged by..