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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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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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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.

Emlyn Williams
Emlyn Williams Partner

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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…


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Public sector case law update

With numerous important judgements passed recently, we have summarised recent cases with links provided to the full judgments and our legal updates…

Peter Wake
Peter Wake Partner

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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…

Simon Turner
Simon Turner Partner

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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…

Rachel Kneale
Rachel Kneale Partner

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The Carillion Avalanche

There has been a great deal of commentary and analysis hitting the press and social media since we all woke up on the morning of Monday 15th January…


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