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Confinement and children

The Family President has pronounced upon two key issues in relation to deprivation of liberty and children. Alex Ruck Keene analyses the judge's ruling.

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Feb 07, 2018

Flexible and vulnerable workers to benefit from enhanced employment rights: PM

Employees are to get new rights to sickness and holiday pay, Prime Minister Theresa May has announced.
Feb 06, 2018

High Court begins hearing into withdrawal of funding for respite centre

The High Court will this week hear a judicial review challenge to a decision to withdraw funding for a respite centre for disabled children.
Feb 01, 2018

Council faces legal challenge over award of children’s public health contract

Two NHS trusts have brought a legal challenge over Lancashire County Council’s award of a contract for public health services for children aged 0 to 19.
Feb 01, 2018

Green light given to judicial review of accountable care organisations in NHS

Campaigners including scientist Professor Stephen Hawking have won permission from the High Court to challenge the government’s planned creation of accountable care organisations (ACO) in the NHS.
Jan 30, 2018

London borough withdraws foster care threat in hospital care plan row

The London Borough of Croydon has withdrawn a threat to take a sick child into care because her parents rejected a hospital’s proposed care plan.
Jan 30, 2018

Campaigners to seek judicial review over hospital closures in Forest of Dean

Campaigners have vowed to challenge in the courts a decision to close two community hospitals in the Forest of Dean.
Jan 29, 2018

NHS England bans claimant lawyers from advertising in hospitals

Hospitals will no longer provide office or advertising space for law firms or claims management companies who encourage patients or their families to take the NHS to court, NHS England has announced.
Jan 25, 2018

BMA backs GPs on legal action over Capita support services

The British Medical Association (BMA) has said it will support GPs who take legal action to rectify underpayments and errors resulting from Capita’s primary care support services.

Features and analysis

Restraining publication of CQC reports

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Jonathan Auburn examines a care provider’s bid to obtain an injunction restraining publication of a Care Quality Commission report.

Carillion: implications for public contracts

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With the number of Carillion’s contracts with the government running into hundreds, Ruth Murray analyses on LexisPSL the impact of Carillion’s collapse on its public contracts and outlines the next steps that authorities should take.

Getting out of a fix

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Alastair Currie looks at a case involving a doctor which provides useful guidance on the tricky question of fairly dismissing employees on fixed term contracts.

Personal injury awards and care costs

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A High Court judge has backed the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman’s decision on the ‘double recovery’ of care costs. Virginia Cooper explains why.

Covert surveillance of employees

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Is it legal to monitor your employees by covert surveillance? Mark Stevens reports on a ruling of the European Court of Human Rights.

Re X applications and representation

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Lee Parkhill examines a Court of Protection ruling by Mr Justice Charles on Re X applications and representation for P.

Post Carillion insolvency: what next

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The collapse of Carillion this week has thrown up a range of issues for local authorities and other public bodies. David Kilduff, James Mills and Kate Webster chart a way forward.

Revising the s.45 code of practice

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The Cabinet Office recently put out to consultation a revised draft code of practice under s. 45 FOIA. Ibrahim Hasan examines the changes.

Older articles

Feb 01, 2018

Council faces legal challenge over award of children’s public health contract

Two NHS trusts have brought a legal challenge over Lancashire County Council’s award of a contract for public health services for children aged 0 to 19.
Feb 01, 2018

Green light given to judicial review of accountable care organisations in NHS

Campaigners including scientist Professor Stephen Hawking have won permission from the High Court to challenge the government’s planned creation of accountable care organisations (ACO) in the NHS.
Feb 01, 2018

Green light given to judicial review of accountable care organisations in NHS

Campaigners including scientist Professor Stephen Hawking have won permission from the High Court to challenge the government’s planned creation of accountable care organisations (ACO) in the NHS.
Jan 30, 2018

London borough withdraws foster care threat in hospital care plan row

The London Borough of Croydon has withdrawn a threat to take a sick child into care because her parents rejected a hospital’s proposed care plan.
Jan 30, 2018

London borough withdraws foster care threat in hospital care plan row

The London Borough of Croydon has withdrawn a threat to take a sick child into care because her parents rejected a hospital’s proposed care plan.
Jan 30, 2018

Campaigners to seek judicial review over hospital closures in Forest of Dean

Campaigners have vowed to challenge in the courts a decision to close two community hospitals in the Forest of Dean.
Jan 29, 2018

NHS England bans claimant lawyers from advertising in hospitals

Hospitals will no longer provide office or advertising space for law firms or claims management companies who encourage patients or their families to take the NHS to court, NHS England has announced.
Jan 26, 2018

Personal injury awards and care costs

A High Court judge has backed the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman’s decision on the ‘double recovery’ of care costs. Virginia Cooper explains why.
Jan 26, 2018

Covert surveillance of employees

Is it legal to monitor your employees by covert surveillance? Mark Stevens reports on a ruling of the European Court of Human Rights.
Jan 26, 2018

Pass/fail questions and disqualification

Does failing a pass/fail question in public procurement = disqualification? Emma Butcher analyses a recent Technology and Construction Court ruling.
Jan 25, 2018

BMA backs GPs on legal action over Capita support services

The British Medical Association (BMA) has said it will support GPs who take legal action to rectify underpayments and errors resulting from Capita’s primary care support services.
Jan 25, 2018

BMA backs GPs on legal action over Capita support services

The British Medical Association (BMA) has said it will support GPs who take legal action to rectify underpayments and errors resulting from Capita’s primary care support services.
Jan 25, 2018

Court rejects challenge to LGO finding on personal injury awards and care needs

The High Court has rejected as “totally without merit” a challenge brought by a council to a finding by the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman (LGO) that the authority could not take into account a woman’s personal injury award when carrying…
Jan 22, 2018

Rights to challenge detention in Mental Health Tribunal “inadequate”: Law Society

There are inadequate rights for patients to challenge their detention in the Mental Health Tribunal, the Law Society has said in its response to the Independent Review of the Mental Health Act 1983.
Jan 19, 2018

Post Carillion insolvency: what next

The collapse of Carillion this week has thrown up a range of issues for local authorities and other public bodies. David Kilduff, James Mills and Kate Webster chart a way forward.
Jan 19, 2018

Re X applications and representation

Lee Parkhill examines a Court of Protection ruling by Mr Justice Charles on Re X applications and representation for P.
Jan 19, 2018

Revising the s.45 code of practice

The Cabinet Office recently put out to consultation a revised draft code of practice under s. 45 FOIA. Ibrahim Hasan examines the changes.
Jan 18, 2018

Think long and hard before care proceedings in medical treatment rows: Munby

Local authorities need to think long and hard before embarking upon care proceedings against “otherwise unimpeachable” parents embroiled in disputes about the medical treatment and support of a child, the President of the Family Division has said.
Jan 18, 2018

Think long and hard before care proceedings in medical treatment rows: Munby

Local authorities need to think long and hard before embarking upon care proceedings against “otherwise unimpeachable” parents embroiled in disputes about the medical treatment and support of a child, the President of the Family Division has said.
Jan 17, 2018

Campaigners win permission for judicial review over respite centre closure plans

A High Court judge has granted campaigners permission to bring a judicial review challenge over the proposed closure of a respite centre for disabled children.

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