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High Court overturns NHS England decision

The High Court has overturned NHS England’s decision to refuse funding for a drug used to treat narcolepsy.

Richard Jolly
Richard Jolly Partner

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Managing long running PFI contracts: Portsmouth City Council v Ensign Highways Ltd

How should public bodies administer long-running PFI contracts which will operate for many years to come where the changed financial climate impacts…

Thomas Collins
Thomas Collins Partner

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The professional duty of candour: new guidance for doctors, nurses and midwives

New guidance has been issued on the standards expected of doctors, nurses and midwives in respect of their professional duty of candour.

Richard Jolly
Richard Jolly Partner

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Do you need a motive for dishonesty?

A review of Alam v General Medical Council in which a doctor faced allegations of dishonestly providing false documentation.

John Mitchell
John Mitchell Consultant

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First corporate manslaughter prosecution of a Care Home and an NHS Trust

Three care home bosses face charges of gross negligence manslaughter following the death of an 86 year old woman just days after she left a Nottingham…

Crispin Kenyon
Crispin Kenyon Partner

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Bostridge v Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust

The Court of Appeal confirmed that where there is no loss as a consequence of unlawful detention, damages for false imprisonment will be nominal.

Peter Wake
Peter Wake Partner

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Weightmans LLP expand Clinical Negligence Team

Rachel Kneale has been appointed as a Partner and Head of London Clinical Negligence at Weightmans LLP. Rachel joins from specialist firm Hempsons.

Rachel Kneale
Rachel Kneale Partner

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No need for an Article 2 inquest - High Court overturns coroner's decision

In the recent case of Kent County Council, R (on the application of) v HM Coroner for the County of Kent (North-West District) & Ors [2012] EWHC…

Richard Jolly
Richard Jolly Partner

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