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Insights | Medical Negligence

Letters from regulators should clearly warn registrants of potential outcomes

The Court of Session has upheld the appeal of a nurse, LM, against a decision of the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) to strike her off from the NMC register in her absence, saying that the powers of the committee had been ‘buried in the text’ of the notice of hearing letter.

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Insights | Family Law

Buying a house together – what unmarried couples need to know

Although home is where the heart is, for many unmarried couples buying a house together, the conversation about where to buy, what they can afford and the colour to paint the living room wall is difficult enough.

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Insights | Medical Negligence

Consent – the impact of Montgomery v Lanarkshire Health Board

In March 2015 the Supreme Court issued a landmark decision in the field of medical negligence relevant to the issue of consent. The legal consequence of this case is that the paradigm is said to have shifted to a more patient focussed approach to the question of whether consent has been obtained.

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