Feb 25, 2021
Barking and Dagenham Council is to review reports of a possible cancer cluster within the borough after an investigation by the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman found it previously failed to act on a woman's concerns.
Feb 24, 2021
The Administrative Court has ruled that a man was entitled to refuse to give his name and address to a police officer who wanted to issue a fixed penalty notice for breach of lockdown regulations.
Feb 24, 2021
The Good Law Project has secured a cost-capping order in its judicial review challenge over the award of PPE contracts without advertisement or competition, although the sum is two and a half times the limit it sought.
Feb 23, 2021
Winsome Levy, a specialist in Court of Protection, mental health tribunal, adult social care and inquest cases, has joined Field Court Chambers.
Feb 19, 2021
The Secretary of State for Health and Social Care acted unlawfully by failing to comply with the Government’s ‘Transparency Policy’ when procuring PPE (personal protective equipment) during the pandemic, a High Court judge has ruled.
Feb 18, 2021
A discharge care plan approach (DCPA) written by the London Borough of Islington and North Central London Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) was unlawful on nine points, the High Court has found.
Feb 09, 2021
A judge has granted the Night-Time Economy Adviser for Greater Manchester and two other residents of the city permission for a legal challenge over the restriction on serving alcohol unless it is with a table meal.
Feb 05, 2021
The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) had to outsource legal services for its Test and Trace (T&T) programme last year because the Government Legal Department's resources were "increasingly being redeployed towards EU Exit", it has emerged.
Jan 27, 2021
It was lawful and in the best interests of an 80-year-old care home resident with dementia and schizophrenia to be vaccinated against Covid-19 despite the objections of her son, the Vice-President of the Court of Protection has ruled.
Jan 25, 2021
The phrases "personally seen" in s. 11(5) of the Mental Health Act 1983 and "personally examined" in s. 12(1) require the physical attendance of the person in question on the patient, the Divisional Court has clarified.
Jan 13, 2021
The Court of Protection team at 39 Essex Chambers has published two rapid response guidance notes, covering mental capacity, vaccination and testing for Covid-19.
Jan 13, 2021
The Government has published a white paper on reforming the Mental Health Act 1983, promising that its proposed changes would provide patients with greater choice and autonomy in a mental health crisis.
Jan 11, 2021
A High Court judge has dismissed a judicial review challenge over the reorganisation of hospital provision in Hertfordshire.
Dec 23, 2020
A blind woman has brought a legal challenge over the government’s alleged failure to provide her with accessible shielding information during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dec 15, 2020
Merton Council has sent a pre-action letter to the Health Secretary over his decision not to order a full independent review into plans to close the accident and emergency department and consultant-led maternity services at St Helier Hospital.
Dec 14, 2020
A letter before claim was last week sent to the Secretary of State for Health, Matt Hancock, calling for individuals with learning disabilities to be granted priority access to the Covid-19 vaccine on an equal basis with other highly vulnerable adults.
Dec 14, 2020
The NHS North of England Commercial Procurement Collaborative (NOE CPC) isto re-procure its framework agreement for the provision of legal services.
Dec 09, 2020
Stratford-on-Avon District Council has ruled out a judicial review challenge “at this stage” over ministers’ decision to place it in Tier 3 on the lifting of the latest lockdown, after the Government Legal Department responded to its pre-action letter.
Dec 01, 2020
A district council is to bring a judicial review challenge over the Government's decision to put it into Tier 3 after the current lockdown restrictions end.
Dec 01, 2020
A High Court judge has given permission for a legal challenge over a decision to close Grantham and District Hospital’s A&E department and replace it with an urgent care centre until at least 31 March 2021.
Nov 20, 2020
The Health and Care Professions Council has given notice of its intention to procure a three-lot legal services panel worth an estimated £5.9m.
Nov 06, 2020
Essex Police have arrested a gym owner in Harlow on suspicion of breaching coronavirus legislation.
Nov 04, 2020
The Good Law Project is seeking to raise £100,000 for a legal challenge to the appointment of Baroness Harding to head the National Institute for Health Protection.
Oct 29, 2020
The Court of Appeal has set out seven lessons for judges and practitioners in cases where urgent applications without notice are made, after concluding that a disabled man had his human rights breached.
Oct 26, 2020
A Care Quality Commission review has found “undignified and inhumane” care in some hospital settings providing complex care for autistic people, and people with a learning disability and/or mental health condition.