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Withdrawal of CANH and best interests – CoP involvement not required where family and doctors agree

The High Court has granted a declaration that it was not mandatory to seek the court’s consent to the withdrawal of clinically assisted nutrition and…

Morris Hill
Morris Hill Legal Director

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PI awards can't be considered - provision for after-care

A local authority is still under a duty to provide after-care services to a claimant under section 117 of the Mental Health Act 1983

Morris Hill
Morris Hill Legal Director

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Deprivation of Liberty round up (DoLs)

Court of Appeal decision in the Matter of D ; DoLs applications on the increase and the Governments response to Law Commission report on Mental…

Morris Hill
Morris Hill Legal Director

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Court of Appeal ruling 'serious harm' - Defamation Act 2013

The Court of Appeal has handed down its first judgment on the interpretation of the ‘serious harm’ test under section 1(1) of the Defamation Act…

Peter Wake
Peter Wake Partner

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First Court of Appeal judgment on Care Act 2014

In its first judgment dealing with the Care Act 2014, the Court of Appeal has dismissed an appeal by a severely disabled man over a council’s decision…

Simon Goacher
Simon Goacher Partner

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Government discount rate announcement has strategic implications for compensators

On 7 September 2017 the Government issued an early morning stock market announcement, outlining how it intends to approach the issue of the discount…


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No damages for ‘loss of personal autonomy’ due to failure to obtain informed consent

The Court of Appeal has provided clear guidance to the effect that there is no separate and freestanding right to damages for ‘loss of personal…

Rachel Kneale
Rachel Kneale Partner

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Public sector exit payment reforms

HM Treasury’s response to the public sector exit payments consultation tells us that the government has not seen evidence to change their view.

Phil Allen
Phil Allen Partner

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