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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 Principal Associate

News

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

News

Bogus injury claim against council ‘shot to pieces’ by social media

A cyclist, who attempted to sue Cheshire East Council for up to £140,000 by lying about an accident has had his case thrown out by a judge – after…

Suzanne Milne
Suzanne Milne Partner


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