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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 […]

12 Truths and Myths about Mediation

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Mediation is a word people usually are not familiar with unless they are going through a divorce. Even when you hear the word mediation, it can sound confusing, complicated and even scary—especially if you hear myths about mediation that are simply just false. The truth is, mediation is the exact opposite of confusing, complicated and scary. With the right mediator and an open mind, mediation can end up being an experience that leaves you feeling empowered, calm, and confident for a wonderful post-divorce future. To learn more about mediation and to determine if it’s right for you and your soon-to-be […]

Litigation trends in the post-Covid world

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IN March last year, the pandemic brought a halt to all but the most urgent legal proceedings in the Northern Irish courts. Courts had to close and our legal system went into a period of hibernation as Covid cases spiralled out of control. In a spirit of corporate goodwill and with government guidance advising businesses to avoid litigation as the pandemic raged, organisations and parties opted to negotiate rather than litigate. The Northern Ireland Courts and Tribunals Service, the judiciary, and legal practitioners all made sterling efforts to keep the wheels of justice turning during the difficult months of 2020. […]

Russian billionaire settles with ex-wife five years after £450m payout ruling

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After almost five years of fighting a high court ruling that awarded the UK’s largest ever divorce payout, a Russian billionaire has reached a settlement with his ex-wife. Farkhad Akhmedov and Tatiana Akhmedova have been embroiled in the most expensive family feud in history since a London high court judge awarded Akhmedova a £450m divorce payout in 2017. Akhmedov, who’s name appeared on the US’s “Putin list” in 2018 of officials and oligarchs close to the Kremlin, did not pay the 41.5% share of the couple’s £1bn-plus marital assets, calling the ruling “wrong and misguided”. Akhmedova took legal action in […]

Can this US healthcare litigation company really be worth $33bn?

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When John Ruiz invested in an apartment at the luxury waterfront Ritz-Carlton Residences in Miami Beach earlier this year, he encountered the man who would later help to make him a billionaire multiple times over — at least on paper.  The apartment’s co-investor was Ophir Sternberg, a wealthy property developer and founder of Lionheart Capital, who together with the hedge fund Elliott Management had transformed the former heart hospital into a collection of luxurious residences. Villas at the property, designed by the Italian architect Piero Lissoni, enjoy a private marina and sell for as much as $40m each. It would […]

Litigation Minute: What to Do When Your Company Is Threatened with a Consumer Class Action

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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN A MINUTE OR LESS You are in-house counsel for a consumer-facing company, and you have just been handed a letter from a plaintiff’s firm you’ve never heard of, threatening to file a class action over labeling, advertising, a company policy, or an alleged defect in your consumer product. What do you do? Know you are potentially at risk Any consumer-facing company is a potential target for a consumer class action, this includes manufacturers, suppliers, and potentially others within the chain of distribution. In recent years, consumer class actions have run the gamut from claims […]