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The consultation on fixed recoverable costs in lower value clinical negligence claims ignores the role of the NHSLA, says Agata Usewicz

24th February 2017 - New Law Journal

The timing of the Department of Health’s long-awaited consultation Introducing Fixed Recoverable Costs in Lower Value Clinical Negligence Claims raised more than a few eyebrows when it was launched at the end of January, not least because the consultation will open and close before the National Audit Office’s (NAO) investigation into the operations and efficiencies of the NHS Litigation Authority (NHSLA) will report its findings.

Agata Usewicz is a Head of Medical Negligence Team.

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Civil partnership couple seek Supreme Court hearing

21st February 2017 - The Law Society Gazette

A man and a woman who today lost their Court of Appeal battle for the right to choose to enter a civil partnership are to take the fight to the Supreme Court, their solicitor confirmed.

The Court of Appeal dismissed the appeal of Rebecca Steinfeld and Charles Keidan over an earlier High Court decision refusing them judicial review of the education secretary’s decision not to, at this stage, propose any change to the bar on opposite-sex couples entering into a civil partnership.

Nicola Waldmanprivate client partner comments.

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