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How can public bodies make use of the state aid exemption relating to services of general economic interest? Edward Reynolds explains.

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Aug 01, 2018

High Court quashes decision by CCG to downgrade urgent care centre

A High Court judge has quashed proposed changes that would have downgraded an Urgent Care Centre in Corby, it has been reported.
Jul 30, 2018

No mandatory requirement for court order to withdraw CANH where clinicians and family agree: Supreme Court

There is no mandatory requirement for a court order to be obtained before clinically assisted nutrition and hydration (“CANH”), which is keeping a person with a prolonged disorder of consciousness (“PDOC”) alive, can be withdrawn, the Supreme Court…
Jul 26, 2018

MPs slam NHS outsourcing of primary care support services to Capita

NHS England’s outsourcing of primary care support services to Capita Business Services was a shambles and put lives at risk, the Public Accounts Committee has said.
Jul 20, 2018

Supreme Court to hear case on 16-17 year olds, capacity and confinement

The Supreme Court has granted permission to the Official Solicitor to appeal a ruling that a person with parental responsibility can consent to the confinement of their 16- or 17-year-old child where that child has impaired capacity, it has been…
Jul 18, 2018

NHS Resolution sees signs mediation drive beginning to pay off

NHS Resolution has more than trebled its target for completed mediations, its annual report for 2017-18 has said.
Jul 13, 2018

Care provider wins Court of Appeal battle over sleep-in shifts and minimum wage

The National Minimum Wage (NMW) does not apply to sleep-in shifts unless the worker is awake for the purpose of working, the Court of Appeal has reportedly ruled.
Jul 11, 2018

Justification for hospital cuts taken away by migrant visa changes, say claimants

Campaigners are to press ahead with a judicial review challenge to proposed cuts to NHS services at a local hospital in the North East, claiming that a change in government policy on migrant visas could affect the justification for the…
Jul 10, 2018

Government wins legal battle over accountable care organisations and the NHS

The Health Secretary has the power to create the new accountable care organisations (ACO) within the NHS and changes in events meant that a proper consultation would now proceed, the High Court has ruled.

Features and analysis

The Court of Appeal in Mencap

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Nathaniel Caiden considers the Court of Appeal ruling on sleep-in shifts and the National Minimum Wage.

Mixed data in the Court of Appeal

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The Court of Appeal has considered the correct approach to dealing with mixed personal data. Rupert Paines analyses its ruling.

Accountable care organisations

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The Administrative Court recently considered a challenge to the creation of a new model for the provision of health and social care in England. Jonathan Auburn analyses the outcome.

Evaluation of social value

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The UK government has announced changes to extend the scope of the Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012, to rebuild trust after Carillion's collapse. Patrick Parkin considers the implications.

Tribunals and interim relief

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What does a claimant have to prove to obtain an order for interim relief from the employment tribunal? Eleanor Boyd reports.

When can we dismiss for misconduct?

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Rebecca Driffield and Phil Allen look at the lessons to be learned from recent cases involving alleged unfair dismissals.

Whistleblowing. In tune again

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Adam Ohringer considers the implications of a Court of Appeal ruling in a whistleblowing case involving a London borough.

Ordinary residence and impaired capacity

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The Court of Protection team at 39 Essex Chambers examine some recent 'ordinary residence' disputes in relation to those with impaired capacity.

Older articles

Jul 18, 2018

Council “had lawful basis” for accommodating children under s.20 CA: Supreme Court

A London borough had a lawful basis for continuing to accommodate children under s.20 of the Children Act 1989, the Supreme Court has unanimously ruled.
Jul 18, 2018

NHS Resolution sees signs mediation drive beginning to pay off

NHS Resolution has more than trebled its target for completed mediations, its annual report for 2017-18 has said.
Jul 13, 2018

Care provider wins Court of Appeal battle over sleep-in shifts and minimum wage

The National Minimum Wage (NMW) does not apply to sleep-in shifts unless the worker is awake for the purpose of working, the Court of Appeal has reportedly ruled.
Jul 13, 2018

Accountable care organisations

The Administrative Court recently considered a challenge to the creation of a new model for the provision of health and social care in England. Jonathan Auburn analyses the outcome.
Jul 13, 2018

Accountable care organisations

The Administrative Court recently considered a challenge to the creation of a new model for the provision of health and social care in England. Jonathan Auburn analyses the outcome.
Jul 13, 2018

Tribunals and interim relief

What does a claimant have to prove to obtain an order for interim relief from the employment tribunal? Eleanor Boyd reports.
Jul 13, 2018

The NIA and compulsory purchase

Richard Guyatt examines proposals in the National Infrastructure Assessment for making the process of compulsory purchase simpler and fairer.
Jul 13, 2018

Clarity in procurement processes

The High Court has examined whether it should order a contracting authority to amend its decision and award a contract to the claimant. Melanie Peers and Tim Care consider its approach.
Jul 11, 2018

Justification for hospital cuts taken away by migrant visa changes, say claimants

Campaigners are to press ahead with a judicial review challenge to proposed cuts to NHS services at a local hospital in the North East, claiming that a change in government policy on migrant visas could affect the justification for the…
Jul 11, 2018

Justification for hospital cuts taken away by migrant visa changes, say claimants

Campaigners are to press ahead with a judicial review challenge to proposed cuts to NHS services at a local hospital in the North East, claiming that a change in government policy on migrant visas could affect the justification for the…
Jul 10, 2018

Government wins legal battle over accountable care organisations and the NHS

The Health Secretary has the power to create the new accountable care organisations (ACO) within the NHS and changes in events meant that a proper consultation would now proceed, the High Court has ruled.
Jul 10, 2018

Government wins legal battle over accountable care organisations and the NHS

The Health Secretary has the power to create the new accountable care organisations (ACO) within the NHS and changes in events meant that a proper consultation would now proceed, the High Court has ruled.
Jul 06, 2018

Equal pay and comparators

What happens when the pay of a comparator in an equal pay claim changes? Michael Halsey explains.
Jul 06, 2018

When can we dismiss for misconduct?

Rebecca Driffield and Phil Allen look at the lessons to be learned from recent cases involving alleged unfair dismissals.
Jul 04, 2018

Government introduces legislation in bid to replace Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards

The Government has this week (3 July) introduced the Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill to the House of Lords as it seeks to replace the ‘Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards’ (DoLs).
Jul 04, 2018

Government introduces legislation in bid to replace Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards

The Government has this week (3 July) introduced the Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill to the House of Lords as it seeks to replace the ‘Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards’ (DoLs).
Jun 29, 2018

Whistleblowing. In tune again

Adam Ohringer considers the implications of a Court of Appeal ruling in a whistleblowing case involving a London borough.
Jun 29, 2018

Ordinary residence and impaired capacity

The Court of Protection team at 39 Essex Chambers examine some recent 'ordinary residence' disputes in relation to those with impaired capacity.
Jun 28, 2018

Ombudsman raps council for ‘copying and pasting’ earlier needs assessment

The Local Government & Social Care Ombudsman has criticised a London borough for relying heavily on a report of a woman’s needs which had been carried out some months previously.
Jun 28, 2018

NHS business support joint venture appoints 28 firms to £100m panel

NHS Shared Business Services (NHS SBS) has appointed 28 law firms to a framework agreement that has previously been estimated to be worth £100m.

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