Health Insights

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A sting in the tail of benefits reform: Universal Credit and the CRU

The significance of the implications of this for both claimants and compensators alike are becoming apparent.

Norman Challis Associate

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The Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill – where are we now?

The Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill was introduced with the aim of replacing the existing Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards

Morris Hill
Morris Hill Associate

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Conditional discharge and deprivation of liberty

The Supreme Court has held that the Mental Health Act did not permit to impose conditions which amounted to detention or deprivation of liberty.

Cheryl Rowbotham
Cheryl Rowbotham Associate

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Should employers get weighed down by new manual handling research?

A recent medical study casts doubt on long-established thinking on manual handling and employers' liability risks.

Peter Forshaw
Peter Forshaw Partner

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Mental Health Units (Use of Force) Act 2018 receives Royal Assent

The Mental Health Units (Use of Force) Bill received Royal Assent on 1 November 2018 and became an Act.

Morris Hill
Morris Hill Associate

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The party's far from over

An employer has been found vicariously liable for the wrongful acts of its Managing Director at the end of a work Christmas party.

Peter Forshaw
Peter Forshaw Partner

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Duty of care owed by A&E receptionist

The Supreme Court has reversed the earlier decision of the Court of Appeal and held that a receptionist working within an Accident and Emergency…

Rachel Kneale
Rachel Kneale Partner

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Duty of care, negligence and assumption of responsibility

When the Supreme Court reconvene for the Michaelmas term in October, public bodies will be keenly awaiting the judgments in...

Peter Wake
Peter Wake Partner

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