Sep 17, 2020
The Minister of State for Patient Safety, Suicide Prevention and Mental Health, Nadine Dorries MP, has upheld Southampton City Council’s decision to issue a direction which cancelled the Southampton International Boat Show (Boats 2020).
Sep 15, 2020
Health and care workers report lack of legal training on how to uphold human rights law during COVID-19: BIHR
More than three quarters (76%) of people working in health and care who responded to a call for evidence told the British Institute of Human Rights (BIHR) that during COVID-19 they were not provided with legal training or clear information about upholding human rights law.
Aug 28, 2020
Court of Appeal refuses council and claimants permission for appeal over Kent stroke services reconfiguration
The Court of Appeal has refused permission to appeal a High Court ruling dismissing a judicial review challenge to a stroke services review in Kent.
Aug 20, 2020
Health and care regulator to engage with market ahead of procurement of £6m legal services framework
The Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) has given notice of its intention to procure a legal services framework worth up to £6m over five years.
Aug 10, 2020
The Local Government Association has called for councils to be given the powers to close down pubs and other licensed premises which are failing to comply with COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Jul 30, 2020
The Court of Protection team at 39 Essex Chambers explain the background to the government's change of approach to ordinary residence for s.117 after-care.
Jul 22, 2020
Watchdogs in Wales to consider using their powers to scrutinise decisions and actions taken by public bodies in relation to older people during pandemic
The Older People’s Commissioner for Wales and the Equality and Human Rights Commission in Wales are to consider whether the Welsh Government and public bodies in Wales have met their responsibilities to uphold the human rights of older people during COVID-19.
Jul 20, 2020
Government admits failure to carry out Data Protection Impact Assessment for ‘Test and Trace’ programme
The Government has admitted, following a legal challenge from a privacy campaigning organisation, that it deployed the COVID-19 'Test and Trace' programme without carrying out a Data Protection Impact Assessment (DPIA) beforehand.
Jul 18, 2020
Government issues guidance for councils on use of new powers to impose local shutdowns in response to COVID-19 outbreaks
The Government has issued guidance for local authorities in England on what the new local shutdown regulations allow them to do, how they should exercise those powers and how those powers should be enforced.
Jul 16, 2020
Implementation of the Liberty Protection Safeguards (LPS), the scheme designed to replace the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS), has been put back until April 2022, the Government has confirmed.