November 2020 / 19 posts found

Covid lockdown will trigger spike in suicide, alcoholism and domestic abuse, leading docs warn

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A SECOND coronavirus lockdown will trigger a spike in suicides, alcoholism and domestic abuse, leading experts have warned. Further restrictions put in place due to Covid-19 will come into play later this week and doctors have now warned that the lockdown will cause “collateral damage”. ⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates 3 Further lockdown restrictions could trigger a spike in suicides, experts have warned Credit: Getty Images – Getty Writing in an open letter, 42 signatories said that one in six children now have a mental health issue because of previous restrictions. Dr Keri […]

A Coroner's Powers In Respect Of Expert Reports And How Litigation Privilege Plays A Role In Th…

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UK: A Coroner’s Powers In Respect Of Expert Reports And How Litigation Privilege Plays A Role In These Circumstances 02 November 2020 Hill Dickinson To print this article, all you need is to be registered or login on Mondaq.com. Background When assessing care given to a patient ahead of an inquest, it is not uncommon to obtain independent expert evidence to assist. If the report has solely been obtained to assist the inquest preparation or the trust’s internal investigations, this would usually be disclosed to the coroner as a matter of routine. […]

Law Commission begins project on Corporate Criminal Liability

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The Government has asked the Law Commission to investigate the laws around corporate criminal liability and provide options to reform them. Concerns have been raised over the effectiveness of current laws in criminalising corporate entities when they commit economic crime. Calls for reform have been revived following the mixed success of recent high-profile prosecutions. Without action to reform this area of law, there is a risk that the UK will fall behind international standards in the prosecution of economic crime. The Law Commission has been asked by the Government to draft an Options Paper, in which the Commission will analyse […]

Mediation for Family Law Disputes—Is It a Cure-All, a Band-Aid Precursor to Litigation, or Something…

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If during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic you, and/or your spouse, have made the decision to part ways, then there’s a good chance you have considered or read about mediation as a potential way forward. Mediation, including online mediation, is seemingly all the buzz right now. It has become an integral part of the judicial systems in California, Florida, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and New York. Think before you act. All else being equal—if you were asked whether you prefer to “mediate” or “litigate,” you probably would choose the former. What you should consider, carefully, is whether or not your family dynamic […]

‘Divorce Filings Have Skyrocketed’: Lawyer On Impact Of COVID-19 On Marriages

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(CBS Local)– 2020 has been an unprecedented year because of COVID-19 and the global pandemic has impacted virtually every part of our lives. While divorce rates have been on the rise in the United States for the last few decades, coronavirus has increased the number of divorce cases for lawyers across the country. Michelle C. Thomas is a divorce lawyer in Washington D.C. and says she has never been busier. “It’s been nuts for the past few months. Divorce filings have skyrocketed since the reopen following the quarantine,” said Thomas, in an interview with CBS Local’s DJ Sixsmith. “It’s sort of […]

Mortgage repayment holiday: extension of support for homeowners struggling as a result of coronavir…

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Homeowners struggling financially as a result of coronavirus will be able to pause their mortgage payments after the mortgage holiday deadline was extended. The scheme was due to end on Saturday, October 31. After the announcement of a four-week national lockdown that same day, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) proposes to extend the availability of payment deferrals by another six months. The UK government announced a three-month payment holiday in March at the start of the first lockdown. This was then extended for another three months as the economy continued to be buffeted by the pandemic. Chancellor Rishi Sunak also […]

Commonalities in Divorce

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In the eight years I have been writing about divorce, it amazes me how similar the stories are. Names, faces, and specifics change, but I see commonalities in most every situation. “I finally filed for divorce myself.” “I didn’t realize he was using pornography so heavily.” “I really think he (she) must have some type of mental illness.” “He (she) is blaming me for the divorce even though he (she) was the one having an affair.” “It is so hard to forgive when he (she) is constantly pushing my buttons!” I have been leading a support group via Zoom for […]

Top Five Tips To Protect Privilege In A Data Breach – Litigation, Mediation & Arbitration – Cana…

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Canada: Top Five Tips To Protect Privilege In A Data Breach 25 October 2020 Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP To print this article, all you need is to be registered or login on Mondaq.com. When your organization is addressing a cyber-attack or other data breach, protecting privilege is crucial. In the aftermath of a data breach, events can move very quickly. However, appropriate steps should be taken to ensure that the privileged and confidential documents generated in your breach investigation and response stay that way. Shortcuts taken for expediency’s sake can lead to problems later, particularly in the event of […]

How Divorce and Breakups Can Be Steps in Healing Our Pasts

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Source: 2ni / unsplash Amy has been married for six years and it’s been great. Matt, her new partner, is laid back and gentle, in contrast to her first husband Ben who was all too controlling, micromanaging, and sometimes even abusive, much like her own mother. This relationship has allowed her to learn to relax, to let down her guard, and lean into Matt. And because she is not walking on eggshells all the time, she has become more outspoken. Compared to where she was, say ten years ago, she now feels more grounded and more herself. What Amy’s story […]