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Trust fined for false imprisonment of patient

The High Court’s decision in R (Esegbona) v King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust [2019] EWHC 77

Morris Hill
Morris Hill Legal Director
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General Medical Council (GMC) pilot study leads to measures promising a reduction in the number of full investigations where doctors make a ‘one-off’ clinical mistake

Measures announced last month by the GMC aim to speed up information gathering and decision-making after a complaint is made.

Simon Turner
Simon Turner Partner

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Weightmans successfully defends NHS trust in shoulder dystocia case

Weightmans was instructed by NHS Resolution on the successful defence of a claim valued at over £1m..

Thomas Briggs
Thomas Briggs Associate

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The Liberty Protection Safeguards: are care homes ready for the new regime?

We examine the requirements for care home managers and analyse the potential pitfalls contained in the new legislation.

Morris Hill
Morris Hill Legal Director

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Why ambulance services can’t afford to be last on the scene when it comes to collaboration

Nathan East of national law firm Weightmans explains why the ambulance service should embrace collaboration.

Nathan East
Nathan East Partner

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No definition of deprivation of liberty in Bill replacing DoLS

The Government has abandoned its initial plans to include a definition of ‘deprivation of liberty’ (‘DoL’) in the Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill

Morris Hill
Morris Hill Legal Director

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Brexit in a page - what you need to know.

Brexit expert Jacqui Bickerton summarises all you need to know about the discussions in Parliament this week.

Jacqui Bickerton
Jacqui Bickerton Associate

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The Chief Coroner’s Annual Report 2018 – summary of key points

A summary of the key points from the Chief Coroner's Annual Report 2018.

Dewi Ap-Thomas
Dewi Ap-Thomas Partner

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