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Coroner’s Inquests and Article 2 - Fernandes endorsed by the UK Courts

On 15 June 2018 the High Court gave judgment in a case which has clarified the UK position regarding the applicability of Article 2 of the European…


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Issuing a warning for 60 disability-related absences: could you justify it?

Managing the attendance of a disabled employee can be problematic if inadequate consideration is given to the impact of the disability on the…

Nick Newman
Nick Newman Associate

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The duty to warn and the limited application of Chester v Afshar

Court of Appeal finds that an NHS Trust did not breach its duty of care by failing to warn a patient of the risk of developing post-surgical pain

Rachel Kneale
Rachel Kneale Partner

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Constructive dismissal clarified by Court of Appeal case

Constructive dismissal is notoriously tricky. Employees often allege that their employer has breached the implied term of mutual ‘trust and…

Ben Daniel
Ben Daniel Partner

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Third non-lawyer Partner for Weightmans as 6 promoted

National law firm Weightmans has announced the promotion of its third non-lawyer to Partner as it welcomes six to fixed share partnership.

John Schorah
John Schorah Managing Partner

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NHSI cash recovery programme

NHS Improvement plans to recover £44 million for 50 NHS trusts, income lost from overseas patients potentially ineligible for treatment.

Rachel Kneale
Rachel Kneale Partner

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CANH discontinuance without a hearing and best interests

The Court of Protection has declared that it was in the best interests of a patient in a PVS for CANH to be discontinued. The decision confirms that…

Morris Hill
Morris Hill Associate

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NHS not required to provide non-urgent treatment when patient entitlement is uncertain

High Court rules that it was not possible to decide if a Nigerian woman was ordinarily a UK resident, and entitled to free NHS medical treatment.

Rachel Kneale
Rachel Kneale Partner

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