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Surveyors and commercial service charges - the impact of the RICS Professional Statement

Commercial service charges a problem for GP practices.

Matthew Lake
Matthew Lake Principal Associate
Breach of healthcare guidelines in clinical negligence claims – guidelines or tramlines?

This recent case demonstrates that guidelines are a practical tool to be used in conjunction with clinical judgement.

Christina Bateman
Christina Bateman Associate

Advance decisions, best interests and the definition of treatment: JK v A Local Health Board

A sensitive and complex case involving the Mental Capacity Act 2005, the Mental Health Act 1983 and the High Court’s inherent jurisdiction.

Richard Jolly
Richard Jolly Partner

Two new Partners for Weightmans London

National law firm Weightmans has added two further lateral hires to its London office this month as it welcomes Kiran Sekhon and Lili Oliver.

Tim Lang
Tim Lang Partner

The perils of recognising acute behavioural disturbance

Recognising the differences between acute behavioural disturbance and anti-social or criminal behaviour can help first responders determine…

Martin English
Martin English Principal Associate

Fundamental dishonesty: Is surveillance always necessary?

In the case of Carol Sammut v The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust (2019), Deputy High Court Judge Allen dismissed the claimant’s claim against the…

Sarah Hopwood
Sarah Hopwood Principal Associate

Guidance given on case management, particularly expert evidence, for Court of Protection case

Vice President of the CoP sets out case management guidance, with a particular focus on expert evidence.

Morris Hill
Morris Hill Legal Director

Prison for care home ‘consultant’

A care home consultant has been sentenced to four months’ custody for withholding evidence/documentation from an inquest into the death of a young…

Crispin Kenyon
Crispin Kenyon Partner

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