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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.


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Root cause analysis investigation reports

A root cause analysis investigation is an investigation undertaken to establish the originating causes which have led to a death or an avoidable…

Dewi Ap-Thomas
Dewi Ap-Thomas Partner

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The palaver of public sector exit payments

What a palaver. The Government has now been consulting about reforming the entitlement to public sector exit payments for over 18 months. The…

Emlyn Williams
Emlyn Williams Partner

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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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