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Montgomery in the Supreme Court – A new legal test for Consent to Medical Treatment

Montgomery in the Supreme Court – A new legal test for Consent to Medical Treatment

Article by Ampersand’s Lauren Sutherland   The Supreme Court has handed down a landmark decision in the case of Montgomery v Lanarkshire Health Board after a hearing before a bench of seven Judges, (including the...

Bell v Alliance Medical: a warning to employees

Bell v Alliance Medical: a warning to employees

It is trite that an employer will be vicariously liable for the negligent acts of their employees (when done in the course of their employment). But it is often forgotten that the employee remains jointly...

One Allegation – Two Rules

One Allegation – Two Rules

Ampersand’s Simon Di Rollo QC writes on the balance between criminal and civil cases. The activities of the late Jimmy Savile place into sharp focus the inconsistency in the treatment of historical allegations of...