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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.
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.
Whistleblowing in the NHS: Increased protection for applicants
It is important to remember that these Regulations are not yet in force and may be subject to further changes following scrutiny by Parliament.
Court of Appeal win expected to save NHS millions in legal costs
NHS Resolution has successfully appealed three test cases concerning the recovery of legal costs where claimants changed their funding from legal aid…
New ruling on the service failure test in clinical cases
Healthcare Regulatory Partner Simon Turner examines Weightmans’ recent Court of Appeal case striking down the test applied by the Health Service…
Government plan fixed costs for clinical negligence
The Government will set up a working group to develop a ‘bespoke process for clinical negligence claims and a grid of costs’. In a consultation…