Training & Knowledge: Peter Lownds

29th Nov 2016Articles

Post-Montgomery Consent Guidance for Surgeons – Information Must be Tailored to the Needs of the Individual Patient

 Following the Supreme Court ruling of Montgomery v Lanarkshire Health Board [2015] UKSC 11 the Royal College of Surgeons have very recently published updated guidance advising its members on how to appropriately obtain consent from patients for medical treatment. The impact of Montgomery As practitioners will know, the Supreme Court’s 2015 judgment in Montgomery resulted […]

4th Oct 2016Newsletters

Business Needs to up its Game as Cyber-Attacks Are Here to Stay

Barely a week passes by without a report of a high level cyber-attack. The focus on the hacking of the medical records of our top athletes including Sir Bradley Wiggins and Tour de France winner Chris Froome has rather drawn the attention away from a recent report by Reuters on 31 August 2016 of concern […]

8th Mar 2016Newsletters

Information Commissioner seeks to allay business fears on data transfers to the US

On 10th February 2016 the Information Commissioner’s Office published a new guidance document entitled “Data transfers to the US and Safe Harbor – interim guidance” (“the Interim Guidance.”)  The purpose of the document is to address the consequences of a European Court of Justice ruling that the Safe Harbor scheme is invalid. As many practitioners […]

1st Jul 2015Articles

The Impact Of The Recent Case Of Manning On The Page Count Battle

With increasing amounts of prosecution evidence now served only on disc practitioners will be familiar with the tedious but financially important battle often required with the CPS to have certain categories of evidence, most commonly mobile phone and computer downloads, included in the page count. For an all too brief period the answer to an […]