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Housing: new law on dealing with sub-tenants when undertaking Section...

by Steven Eccles

Section 20 of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985 is a potential hazard for landlords of residential developments

Health and Social Care Update - August 2016

by Claire Bentley

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

Authority Update 26/8/16

by Claire Booth

Brief details of recent Government publications, legislation, cases and other developments relevant to those involved in local...

NHS: Radical changes on the table from STPs

by Michael Boyd

Health service under pressure to deliver step change quickly

mHealth: the Latest App-date from the MHRA

by Madeline Moore

The use of technology in the provision of health and social care is slowly gathering pace but appears to be lagging way behind the...

Lessons to be learned from the case of Energysolutions EU Ltd v...

by Jessica Irvine

Part 1: Record keeping in procurement

GP Practice fined £40,000 for data protection breach

by Jonathan Moore

A GP Practice has been fined £40,000 by the Information Commissioner's Office for disclosing a woman's confidential details to her...

Authority Update 12/8/16

by Claire Booth

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

Licensing fees - Advocate General delivers an ominous opinion for...

by Virginia Cooper

Councils could face ‘substantial’ bills for unlawful licence fees

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...

Accommodation under the Care Act and the General Power of Competence

by David Owens

High Court decision raises important issues around the interface between the Care Act 2014 and the Localism Act 2011

Children - which decision counts?

by Hannah Taylor

It is a well-known principle in English law that a competent adult’s refusal to treatment cannot be overridden – no matter how...