National firm brought action after new enquiries dropped by up to 50% following ‘scam solicitor’ comment.
— Read on www.lawgazette.co.uk/news/disgruntled-client-ordered-to-pay-25000-damages-for-libellous-review/5107081.article
How effective is a single vaccine dose against Covid-19?
— Read on www.bbc.com/future/article/20210114-covid-19-how-effective-is-a-single-vaccine-dose
In The 52 Occupiers of the Ceramic Works v Bowmer & Kirkland Ltd & Anor  EWHC 17 (TCC) District Judge Baldwin considered an application to substitute a defendant after the primary limitation period had expired. The judge, if anything, was critical of the defendant’s stance. The claimants’ applications were granted. “Whilst there is…
— Read on www.civillitigationbrief.com/2021/01/18/claimants-sued-the-wrong-non-existent-defendant-and-the-limitation-period-had-expired-dont-start-breaking-the-crockery-just-yet/
Fact Sheet: Activity at the Wuhan Institute of Virology
— Read on www.state.gov/fact-sheet-activity-at-the-wuhan-institute-of-virology/
Norway said Covid-19 vaccines may be too risky for the very old and terminally ill, the most cautious statement yet from a European health authority as countries assess the real-world side effects of the first shots to gain approval.
— Read on www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-01-15/norway-warns-of-vaccination-risks-for-sick-patients-over-80
Proper ventilation, filtration and humidity reduce the spread of pathogens like the new coronavirus.
— Read on www.nytimes.com/2020/03/04/opinion/coronavirus-buildings.html
Judgment substantially allows the Financial Conduct Authority’s appeal and dismisses insurers’ appeals.
— Read on www.lawgazette.co.uk/news/supreme-court-backs-small-business-on-covid-loss-insurance/5107040.article
Experts say drafting flaws may have been ironed out by new ruling on enforceability of agreement.
— Read on www.lawgazette.co.uk/law/lawyers-hail-watershed-appeal-court-ruling-on-dbas/5107046.article
Press watchdog says claims were ‘significantly misleading’ as newspaper told to publish correction
— Read on amp.theguardian.com/media/2021/jan/14/daily-telegraph-rebuked-over-toby-youngs-herd-immunity-covid-column
Public and Commercial Services Union says it will consider an industrial response if HMCTS ignores its demands.
— Read on www.lawgazette.co.uk/news/union-lashes-out-at-business-as-usual-courts/5106980.article
A law firm and the barrister it instructed were pursued for negligence by a former client.
— Read on www.lawgazette.co.uk/news/barrister-ordered-to-cover-40-of-firms-negligence-payout-/5107006.article
What are the consequences of a failure to serve medical evidence with the Particulars of Claim? This question was considered by the High Court in its recent judgment in Mark v Universal Coatings and Services Limited.
— Read on www.dacbeachcroft.com/en/gb/articles/2019/january/is-the-service-of-medical-evidence-with-proceedings-mandatory/
Teacher coronavirus infections are far outstripping local averages, figures from three local authorities obtained by the NASUWT reveal
— Read on www.tes.com/news/exclusive-coronavirus-schools-teacher-covid-rates-333-above-average
A screen shot taken of a remote hearing must be deleted by anyone who has it, a Chancery Division master has ordered.
— Read on www.litigationfutures.com/news/master-orders-deletion-of-screen-shot-from-remote-hearing
British experts call for wealth tax as elite 1% owns quarter of UK wealth
— Read on www.rt.com/business/511404-uk-percent-quarter-wealth/amp/
Pfizer warns there is NO proof its Covid jab works when doses are taken 12 weeks apart as UK regulator scraps 21-day rule in desperate attempt to get millions more vaccinated
— Read on www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9099049/amp/Questions-Britains-decision-drop-two-dose-vaccine-regimen.html
Loujain al-Hathloul: Saudi woman activist jailed for five years
— Read on www.bbc.co.uk/news/amp/world-middle-east-55467414
How can the coronavirus spread through bathroom pipes in Hong Kong? – CNN
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with higher risk of hospitalization than seasonal influenza?
— Read on blogs.bmj.com/bmj/2020/12/16/ziyad-al-aly-is-covid-19-associated-with-higher-risk-of-hospitalization-than-seasonal-influenza/
The post-first world war flu outbreak also came in waves and led to school closures and face-mask rows
We need to make the case against a Tory military spending spree and for investment to tackle the real threats our communities face, argues RICHARD BURGON MP
— Read on morningstaronline.co.uk/article/f/lets-push-investment-welfare-not-warfare
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Solicitors’ mistake not a good reason to grant relief where claim was filed but not served.
— Read on www.lawgazette.co.uk/law/unsealed-claim-forms-not-good-service-high-court-rules/5106804.article
Claims for compensation after being infected with Covid “appear to be gathering some momentum” amid an increase in claims farming activity.
— Read on www.litigationfutures.com/news/covid-related-claims-gaining-momentum-warns-defendant-firm