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Introduction of Medical Examiners expected to lead to more inquests

An impact assessment has indicated that, following the introduction of Medical Examiners in April 2019, there may be an increased number of inquests.

HSIB publish report into mental health services transition

The HSIB has published a report to support new learning culture around mistakes in the NHS, reviewing the transition of mental health care services.

Richard Jolly
Richard Jolly Partner

Legislation to replace Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards introduced

Government introduces Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill to the House of Lords, seeking to replace the ‘Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards'.

Morris Hill
Morris Hill Associate

Leaving your GP premises: what you need to know

Whether an NHS GP is retiring or simply moving to another practice it is essential that practical property arrangements do not create a further source…

Edwina Farrell
Edwina Farrell Partner

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…

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

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

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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