Sep 29, 2021
A town councillor is trying to raise funds to take legal action over the proposed closure of an ambulance station in Evesham.
Sep 28, 2021
The parents of a 15-year-old pupil with special educational needs and disabilities have instructed lawyers to challenge the lawfulness of government guidance to schools on Covid-19 testing, arguing that it should be urgently revised to enable pupils with disabilities to take less intrusive saliva tests.
Sep 27, 2021
Government must learn lessons from use of criminal law in pandemic including avoiding blurred line between guidance and the law: Justice Committee
Given the speed and scale with which the Government needed to create new regulations in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, in future it needs to have the requisite tools in advance "to respond in a swift and proportionate manner that does not risk criminalising behaviour in ways incompatible with widely understood principles of the rule of law, and avoids any lasting damage to the criminal…
Sep 23, 2021
Alex Ruck Keene examines the Court of Appeal’s ruling in the high-profile case on referrals for the prescription of puberty-blockers to children and young people under 18.
Sep 14, 2021
The President of the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS) said the organisation has been left “perplexed and concerned” that the Government’s proposals regarding adult social care funding and reform pose more questions than answers.
Aug 31, 2021
Court of Appeal agrees to hear appeal by Health Secretary in dispute over interpretation of ‘ordinary residence’ and s.117 Mental Health Act
The Court of Appeal has granted the Department of Health and Social Care permission to appeal a key ruling on the issue of ‘ordinary residence’ for the purposes of s.117(3) of the Mental Health Act.
Aug 26, 2021
Judge expresses concern at lack of suitable accommodation for vulnerable teenager in "depressingly familiar scenario"
A judge has criticised a situation in which a vulnerable teenage girl who “falls between two stools” cannot get the accommodation she needs.
Aug 16, 2021
The Department of Health and Social Care has withdrawn its emergency guidance on the Mental Capacity Act (2005) (MCA) and deprivation of liberty safeguards (DoLS) during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Aug 15, 2021
Court of Protection approves Covid vaccine for man lacking capacity, but declines to authorise booster dose without another hearing
A Court of Protection judge has approved the giving of the first and second dose of a Covid-19 vaccination to a man who lacks capacity, but has declined to authorise in advance the administration of a booster dose.
Aug 06, 2021
The Local Government Association has called for licensing laws to be updated to give councils the power to consider the public health implications when deciding whether to grant licences.