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Commissioning Byte 2: Complying with two regimes

by Emily Heard

How do you comply simultaneously with the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 and the regime enforced by Monitor under the NHS (Procurement, Patient Choice and Competition) (No 2) Regulations 2013?

Ordinary Residence in R v Cornwall: what can be salvaged?

by David Owens

The issue of ordinary residence is both a complex and confusing area of law. David Owens and Ruth Atkinson-Wilks examine the recent case.

Substantial Increase in Health & Safety Fines

by Melissa Stanford

From 1 February 2016, new sentencing guidelines are in place for use by Courts in England & Wales.

R (QSRC Limited) v National Health Service Commissioning Board (NHS England) and another [2015] EWHC 3752 (Admin)

by Emily Heard

Emily Heard, David Owens and Kate Davies provide their analysis of the case.

Homelessness (again) in the Supreme Court

by Trevor Watt

Eligibility, proportionality and discrimination

Devolution Act gets Royal Assent

by Judith Barnes

The Cities and Local Government Devolution Act 2016 has now received Royal Assent. The Bill has been much amended and extended during its controversial passage through Parliament, and amendments were still being moved in the Bill's final throes. In addition, many of the provisions amend other primary legislation so the Act cannot be read on its own.

Authority Update 29/01/2016

by Claire Booth

Brief details of recent Government publications, legislation, cases and other developments relevant to those involved in local government work, which have been published in the previous three weeks.

Acquittal in first NHS Trust Corporate Manslaughter case

by Melissa Stanford

Landmark mansaughter case against NHS Trust collapsing

Employment news round-up, January 2016

by Alastair Currie

Alastair Currie runs through this month's employment law news in brief.

Green light for "Big Brother lurking"? Investigations at work

by Joanna Smart

Joanna Smart provides a reminder of the rules around investigating personal online activity at work.

Disability-related sickness absence & reasonable adjustments

by Julian Hoskins

Julian Hoskins and Gemma Griffiths provide a report on the Griffiths v the Department for Work & Pensions case.

Health and Social Care Update - January 2016

by Claire Bentley

Publications, legislation, cases and other developments relevant to those involved in health and social care work.