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June 12, 2018

Use of Streams app lawful and compliant with data protection laws, insists NHS trust

An independent audit carried out by law firm Linklaters for the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust (RFL) has concluded that the trust’s use of Streams, an app intended to deliver improved care to patients with acute kidney injury (AKI), is lawful and complies with data protection laws. Read more

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Protection for disabled staff

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In a high-profile case where a teacher was dismissed for showing an 18 rated film to 15- and 16-year olds, the Court of Appeal has given guidance on the meaning of section 15(1) Equality Act 2010, write Ben Cooper QC and Angharad Davies.

The place of innovation in procurement

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Trevor Watt examines recent guidance from Brussels on how commissioners can make use of 'innovation procurement'.

GDPR and procurement

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The introduction of the GDPR has significant implications for procurement practice, writes Jenny Beresford-Jones.

Learning from poorly drafted contracts

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A Court of Appeal ruling in a contract dispute involving a NHS trust highlights the importance of parties having a shared understanding of what is being agreed, write Justin Mendelle and Tola Odedoyin.

Home addresses of election candidates

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James Goudie QC analyses a recent High Court case over whether there was a requirement to publish a mayoral election candidate's home address.

Capacity and housing: a strange relationship

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The Court of Appeal has handed down an important judgment on the capacity to make a homelessness application. The Court of Protection team at 39 Essex Chambers examine the ruling.

Post-19 education and SEND

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LexisPSL Local Government, with Hannah Lynch of St Pauls Chambers, considers the key issues around post-19 education for young people with special educational needs and disabilities.

V for victory?

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So who did win the judicial review over the Mayor of London’s supplementary planning guidance? Simon Ricketts weighs the ruling up.

Gang injunctions and human rights

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The Court of Appeal recently rejected a legal challenge brought on human rights grounds over a gang injunction obtained by Birmingham City Council. Jonathan Manning and Ayesha Omar explain why.

Museums and art galleries: a way forward

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Simon Randall and Joanne Bussell put forward some suggested solutions to the challenges facing local authority museums and art galleries.

Laying informations and time limits

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Edmund Walters discusses a recent case in which he successfully appeared in the Divisional Court on a point concerning the laying of informations and doing so before the six-month time limit expires.

Dealing with incursions

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Wendi Batteson of Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council sets out some of the lessons learned from a recent planning enforcement case.

Modern slavery and LAs: an update

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Raj Shah outlines important guidance and explains local authorities’ duties to ensure they comply with modern slavery legislation.

Social value and public procurement

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LexisPSL Local Government discusses when and how local government procurement officers should consider the application of the Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012 to procurement decisions.

Upper Tribunal on pubs and ACVs

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The Upper Tribunal has, finally, provided some guidance on assets of community value, writes Jeremy Phillips QC.

Exaggerated negligence claims

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A claimant was recently held in contempt of court for grossly exaggerating a negligence claim against an NHS trust. Lucy Eastwood explains why.

Developing innovative practices

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Tiffany Cloynes looks at the wider lessons for service delivery to be learned from the approach adopted by an East of England council to the allocation of housing.

GDPR: updating privacy notices

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Are you caught in a last minute rush to update your privacy notice to comply with the forthcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)? Ibrahim Hasan considers what is involved.

Lines of sight and road accidents

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Should a landowner or highways authority face liability for obstructed sightlines? John Goodman analyses a recent Court of Appeal ruling that wil be a useful case for highway authorities and other landowners.

Reviewing your workplace dress code

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Emma Ahmed looks at the key points from recent government guidance on workplace dress codes.

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