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Children and Vulnerable Individuals - Information Sharing

by Jane Bennett

Guidance from HM Government document: Information Sharing – Advice for Practitioners providing Safeguarding Services to Children,...

Female Genital Mutilation and Children

by Deborah Jeremiah

In the UK female genital mutilation (FGM) has been illegal since 1985. Since 31 October 2015 health and social care professionals...

National Framework for Children and Young People's Continuing Care...

by Emma Timmons

The Department of Health has published a revised Framework to help clinical commissioning groups and other professionals to assess...

Commissioning Byte 2

by Emily Heard

Complying with two regimes

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...

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...

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...

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...

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.