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The secret life of medication – are you ready for scrutiny about...

by Will Pickles

Will Pickles considers the recent AG Judgment from the Court of Protection dealing with the controversial topic of 'Covert...

Claims against Care Homes

by Adrian Neale

In a turbulent market insurers need the right legal team.

Bevan Brittan supports Provider in First CQC Health and Safety...

Sarah Knight represented St Anne's Community Services

Magistrates' courts' new powers to issue unlimited fines for health...

New legislation has come into force granting magistrates powers to issue unlimited fines for health and safety offences in England...

The Statutory Duty of Candour

by Jane Bennett

As of 27 November 2014, all health service Providers must comply with a new statutory duty of candour.

Make Health and Safety a Priority for 2015

by Debbie Rookes

Last year marked the 40th anniversary of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974

Health and Safety Fines to Increase

by Adam Kendall

Health and Safety Fines to Increase

Landmark decision in corporate manslaughter case

by Melissa Stanford

Landmark decision in corporate manslaughter case

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New N5B form issued for those seeking possession of a property

by Kate O'Brien

M -v- A Hospital [2017] EWCOP 19 and NHS Trust -v- Y [2017] EWHC 2866...

by Simon Lindsay

Court of Protection case summary

Is the district heat billing hiatus a "get out of jail free card"?

by Maxim Laithwaite

Authority Update 10/11/17

by Claire Booth

Brief details of recent Government policy and legal developments relevant to those involved in the local government sector

Health and Social Care Update - November 2017

by Claire Bentley

Policy and law relevant to those involved in health and social care work.

Case Summary: In the matter of D (A Child) [2017] EWCA Civ 1695

by Hannah Taylor

Court of Protection case summary

Waste Watch – September / October 2017

by Nadeem Arshad

Brief details of legal and policy developments in England and Wales relevant to those interested in municipal waste management

Children - which decision counts?

by Hannah Taylor

Case Summary: SCC v MSA [2017] EWCOP 18

by Annette Parker

Court of Protection case summary

Authority Update 27/10/17

by Claire Booth

Brief details of recent Government policy and legal developments relevant to those involved in local government work

Careful what you say* : information sharing and competition law

by Trevor Watt

(*) and, if in doubt, say nothing and leave

Employment Eye October 2017

by Jodie Sinclair

Bevan Brittan's employment law report for October 2017