Training & Knowledge: Peter Lownds

29th Mar 2021Blog

Fraud during the pandemic: might the government amend its Online Safety Bill?

The Covid pandemic has proven exceptionally lucrative for fraudsters. Statistics measuring the scale of financial loss vary because they capture different forms of loss. Whatever the precise figures may be, according to the Office for National Statistics, 4.4 million people in the UK said they had been the victim of fraud in 2020, losing £2.3 […]

24th Jun 2020News

2 Hare Court Professional Discipline Summer Newsletter

  2 Hare Court Professional Discipline Newsletter June 2020   Contents   Introduction   A look into the remote future: Andrew Colman and Natasha Ricioppo   Keep calm and carry on (remotely) – One Blackfriars: Lewis Macdonald   The impact of Coronavirus on Inquests: Tom Day   Reviving Article 2 – Re Dalton: Hannah Thomas […]

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 […]