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by Will Pickles

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Claims against Care Homes

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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...

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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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Public Procurement and GDPR in practice

by Susie Smith

Procurement Byte

Authority Update 16/2/18

by Claire Booth

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

The Haringey ruling and local authorities' duty to consult

by Judith Barnes

Commentary on governance issues

Health and Social Care Update - February 2018

by Claire Bentley

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

Application to lift the automatic suspension – bucking the trend

by Fran Mussellwhite

Lancashire Care NHSFT and Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHSFT v Lancashire County Council [2018] EWHC 200

Stop Press: Lawfulness of using LLPs for local authority joint...

by Richard Hiscoke

The Peters v Haringey LBC judgment

The transition between Children and Adult Mental Health Services – How...

by Samantha Minchin

Caring for the health of migrants

by Claire Bentley

Children and Young People's Mental Health: The Vision for Change in...

by Sumayyah Malna

The General Data Protection Regulations ("GDPR"): A Practical Approach...

by Jane Bennett

Authority Update 2/2/18

by Claire Booth

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

Waste Watch - January 2018

by Nadeem Arshad

Policy and legal developments in England and Wales relevant to those interested in municipal waste management