May 11, 2021
Law firm Bindmans said it has been instructed to bring a legal challenge to care home guidance that says residents making a visit out of the care home should isolate for 14 days on their return.
May 05, 2021
The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case on whether, to have capacity to decide to have sexual relations with another person, a person needs to understand that the other person must have the capacity to consent to the sexual activity and must in fact consent before and throughout the sexual activity.
Apr 26, 2021
The Court of Appeal has allowed an appeal from a decision by the Vice-President of the Court of Protection to discharge a mother as a party to proceedings concerning her highly vulnerable 19-year-old daughter (P).
Apr 15, 2021
The Government has launched a five-week consultation on requiring care home providers, caring for older adults, to deploy only those workers who have received their COVID-19 vaccination.
Mar 31, 2021
39 Essex Chambers has bolstered its Public Law Group with the arrival of three new members from Kings Chambers with immediate effect.
Mar 28, 2021
Judge gives green light for judicial review challenge to decision by private care home provider to stop providing care services
A judge has given permission to apply for judicial review of a decision of a private care home provider to cases providing the relevant care services, it has been reported.
Mar 24, 2021
MPs will vote tomorrow (25 March) on the Government's ‘roadmap regulations’ setting out its proposed next phase of ‘easements’.
Mar 23, 2021
An elderly woman was left to die alone by Surrey care home staff while her daughter was waiting in a nearby room, the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman (LGSCO) has found.
Mar 17, 2021
Ombudsman secures agreement from council to refund care costs for some people in short-term residential care
Lincolnshire County Council has agreed to refund some people it charged for short-term residential care following an investigation by the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman (LGSCO).
Mar 12, 2021
The Supreme Court will next week hand down its ruling on whether home workers who are required to remain at home in their shift and/or residential care workers who ‘sleep in’ are entitled to the national minimum wage for time that is not spent actually performing some specific activity.