January 2018 Archive

Changes to consent to medical treatment

Following the Supreme Court decision in Montgomery v Lanarkshire Health Board (2015) the law relating to informed consent has been redefined. Before the change, it was down to the clinician to decide how much information to give a patient (providing that decision would be considered reasonable by a responsible body of medical opinion, the Bolam test). Post Montgomery, clinicians must ensure that their patient is fully informed about any potential risks to the proposed treatment, and of any alternative treatment options.

The 2019 Loan Charge

For those affected, the Finance (No. 2) Act 2017 contains some of the most significant changes to tax legislation in recent memory (the 2019 Loan Charge). Some of the clients we have advised in relation to the changes are considering entering into insolvency arrangements for their companies and personally; whilst a number are pursuing their negligent advisers for the losses suffered.
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