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Weightmans appointed to government legal services panel

National law firm Weightmans has been appointed to the government’s Crown Commercial Service (CCS) Wider Public Sector Legal Services panel.

Martin Forshaw
Martin Forshaw Partner

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The Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill – where are we now?

The Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill was introduced with the aim of replacing the existing Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards

Morris Hill
Morris Hill Associate

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Conditional discharge and deprivation of liberty

The Supreme Court has held that the Mental Health Act did not permit to impose conditions which amounted to detention or deprivation of liberty.

Cheryl Rowbotham
Cheryl Rowbotham Associate

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Judge finds fundamental dishonesty after woman exaggerates injury

North East Lincolnshire Council has successfully secured a finding of fundamental dishonesty against a woman who attempted to claim in excess of…

Suzanne Milne
Suzanne Milne Partner

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Investigation and intelligence shows a claim to be fundamentally dishonest

North East Lincolnshire Council successfully secured a finding of fundamental dishonesty against a claimant who exaggerated her accident-related…

Suzanne Milne
Suzanne Milne Partner

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Should employers get weighed down by new manual handling research?

A recent medical study casts doubt on long-established thinking on manual handling and employers' liability risks.

Peter Forshaw
Peter Forshaw Partner

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Scottish Government confirms plans for financial redress scheme for survivors of child abuse in care

Scottish Government commits to a statutory scheme for financial redress for survivors of child abuse in care.


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Thin red lines or clear blue water – the child protection labyrinth

Child protection is an issue both of paramount importance and complexity. Understandably, it is rarely out of the news.

Peter Wake
Peter Wake Partner

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