July 2021 / 16 posts found

Worried about litigation? It's time to fight the fear – Dentistry – Dentistry.co.uk

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Mahmood Mawjee talks about the stress of litigation in dentistry and how dentists can mitigate the fear and the associated stress. For the past few years, litigation has been rising in UK dentistry. It has become an immense source of stress for many dental professionals, who – despite always acting in their patients’ best interests – worry about getting complaints. The reality is that current regulations protect the public far more than the profession. This can leave clinicians feeling vulnerable. Remove pressures Dr Mahmood Mawjee believes these concerns about litigation start very early on in a dentist’s career: ‘As soon […]

Dealing with Divorce Guilt

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Most women who have ended their marriage have dealt with some form of divorce guilt or shame. They may think they didn’t try hard enough to make the marriage work or wonder if they made the right decision to get a divorce in the first place. Maybe they worry that being a divorcee has demoted their stance with their family or in certain social circles. But all this second-guessing and self-blame won’t help you heal or move forward with your life. If you are struggling with lingering guilt and shame from your divorce, keep reading for ways to overcome these […]

A Tool for Coping With Anxiety During Divorce

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It’s always good to feel and process your emotions as you are going through a difficult time, such as divorce.  However, there may be times when those feelings and emotions are too overwhelming, and coping with anxiety during divorce seems challenging. As a physical therapist, it would appear that we are only there to facilitate the healing of your body; however, we do take into account your emotional well-being, just as much. When you’re struggling in coping with anxiety during divorce, it can limit your physical healing process. At The Manual Touch PT, we use traditional and non-traditional therapies to […]

Demystifying the Litigation Funding Process

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As third-party litigation funding becomes more mainstream, the general concept is now familiar: A funder will share a claimant’s risk by providing financial assistance in exchange for a share of the potential recovery. The benefits are well-documented, too: Funding allows claimants to hire their preferred counsel without coming out of pocket, helps ensure law firms are paid for their work on the case, and empowers these parties together to pursue valuable claims that might otherwise be abandoned. But practical guidance about how to get funding is still difficult to find. The process can be mysterious and overwhelming for first-timers. Below […]

High Court finds litigation privilege applies despite third party being deceived as to purpose of in…

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In a recent decision, the High Court has found that a pre-action letter sent by the claimant to a third party, and the third party’s response, were subject to litigation privilege, overturning the decision of the Master who had found that privilege did not apply. The court was satisfied that the true purpose of the correspondence was to obtain information for the present proceedings, and therefore the dominant purpose test was met: Ahuja Investments Ltd v Victorygame Ltd [2021] EWHC 1543 (Ch). The court found that, in considering the dominant purpose test for litigation privilege, the authorities establish that it […]

Lawyers Make Formidable Litigants – Above the Law

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Over my decade or so in litigation, I have seen all types of lawsuits and litigants. Indeed, I have litigated many run-of-the-mill lawsuits that were handled by the usual law firm cast of characters I am used to seeing in the courthouses in which I practice. I have also been involved with some lawsuits that involved nonlawyer pro se plaintiffs, which were extremely interesting matters to handle. However, the lawsuits for which I really like to grab the popcorn and sit back to watch the tactics and passion of the parties involved are those in which one or more litigants […]