What standard of care should hospitals be held to in the Covid-19 outbreak?

Civil Liability

What standard of care should hospitals be held to in the Covid-19 outbreak?


Introduction It is no secret that Covid-19 is placing huge strain on the NHS, with ramifications across all parts of an already stretched organisation. Hospitals nationwide have been told to… Read more »

CategoryNews, Articles Author James Todd QC, Emma Corkill Date

Is a territorial limit in a policy of insurance a jurisdiction agreement?


In Hutchinson v (1) Mapfre (2) Ice Mountain Ibiza S.L. [2020] EWHC 178 (QB), C suffered serious personal injury while on holiday in Spain.  He visited a club run by… Read more »

CategoryNews, Articles Author Bernard Doherty Date

Farah v Abdullahi & Ors [2020] EWHC 825 (QB) (08 April 2020)


Derek O’Sullivan QC, leading Michael Standing, successfully acted for the Fourth Defendant in this 8-day liability and causation trial before Mr Justice Linden. The trial concerned the catastrophic brain injuries… Read more »

CategoryNews, Articles Author Derek O'Sullivan QC, Michael Standing Date

Avoidance of EL Policies


There is a perception that employers’ liability policies are not avoidable for non-disclosure or misrepresentation.  But that should not, in my opinion, be taken to be the legal position. There… Read more »

CategoryArticles Author Geoffrey Brown Date

Covid-19 Insurance Insights


Many businesses and professional practices have been and will be affected by the Covid-19 outbreak. They are seeking advice upon and making claims in respect of insurance cover (or the… Read more »

CategoryNews, Newsletters Author Neil Block QC, Jonathan Bellamy, Edmund Townsend Date

Managing Injury Litigation in a Pandemic


In this webinar, Susan Rodway QC, joint head of the 39 Essex Chambers Civil Liability Group, and Sadie Crapper will discuss: The current state of the market Medico-legal work during… Read more »

CategorySeminar & Webinar Archive Author Susan Rodway QC, Sadie Crapper Date

39 Essex Chambers Civil Liability Newsletter April 2020


Welcome to a new look newsletter that we hope will provide you with easy online access to some cases and views of interest. There is, of course, some mention of… Read more »

CategoryNews, Newsletters Author Derek O'Sullivan QC, Bernard Doherty, Emily Formby, Samantha Jones, Michael Standing , Ruth Keating, Gethin Thomas, Philippe Kuhn, Tom van der Klugt Date

What Does Consent Really Mean?


39 Essex Chambers invite you to an open floor discussion on issues around consent to sexual relationships. The panel will discuss a range of issues looking at consent in different… Read more »

CategorySeminar & Webinar Archive Author Susan Rodway QC, Emily Formby, Nicola Greaney, Katharine Scott, Nicola Kohn Date

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