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Recent developments in the law

  • RPC
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  • European Union
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  • December 6 2010

There have been a number of recent high-profile incidents which call into question the safety of EU regulations requiring doctors in one EU state to be allowed to work EU-wide

Other news

  • RPC
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  • United Kingdom
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  • December 6 2010

The GDC has commenced a review of its "Standards Guidance and Scope of Practice" since the way in which the GDC regulates, and who it regulates, has changed over the five years since the guidance was published

Court of Appeal adjudicates high-profile custody battle

  • RPC
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  • United Kingdom
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  • December 6 2010

On 15 November 2010, the Court of Appeal was asked to adjudicate a high-profile custody battle over two children conceived by artificial insemination to a lesbian couple using donated sperm

RH v South London and Maudsley NHS Trust 2010

  • RPC
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  • United Kingdom
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  • December 6 2010

In RH v South London and Maudsley NHS Trust 2010, the Court of Appeal considered whether a restriction order on a mental health patient should have been continued in circumstances where the medical evidence was in support of an absolute discharge

R (on the application of McLeish) v HM Coroner for the Northern District of Greater London 2010

  • RPC
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  • United Kingdom
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  • December 6 2010

In R (on the application of McLeish) v HM Coroner for the Northern District of Greater London 2010, the claimant applied for judicial review after a coroner delayed in providing information regarding her son's death

(1) Christina Morgan (on her own behalf as administratrix of the estate of Karl Lewis) (2) Courtney Morgan (by her litigation friend Christina Morgan) v (1) Ministry of Justice (2) The Crown

  • RPC
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  • United Kingdom
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  • December 6 2010

In (1) Christina Morgan (on her own behalf as administratrix of the estate of Karl Lewis) (2) Courtney Morgan (by her litigation friend Christina Morgan) v (1) Ministry of Justice (2) The Crown 2010, it was held that duties owed to inmates of prisons are non-delegable

Recent developments in the law

  • RPC
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  • United Kingdom
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  • November 5 2010

The Chief Coroner's Officer has been abolished and the role of Chief Coroner, one of the more popular suggestions from the recent review of coronial law, has been abandoned as a result of the recent "bonfire of quangos"

Recent cases

  • RPC
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  • United Kingdom
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  • November 5 2010

In Petrus Jacobus Jooste v General Medical Council 2010, Dr Jooste applied for an interim suspension order made against him to be terminated on the grounds that he was not notified electronically of the hearing as he had requested (due to unreliability of mail to his address) and was therefore not in attendance at the hearing and it should have been adjourned

High Court rules on unwanted hysterectomy

  • RPC
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  • United Kingdom
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  • October 14 2010

On 29 September 2010, Mrs Justice Macur, sitting in the High Court, ruled that a 69 year old woman, referred to as "D", will be put under a general anaesthetic for six days, before undergoing an unwanted hysterectomy

HFEA to investigate unlicensed sperm donation sites following conviction for men accused of procuring sperm

  • RPC
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  • United Kingdom
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  • October 14 2010

Following the successful conviction on 17 September 2010 at Southwark Crown Court of two men found to have made £250k by procuring sperm for 800 women through an unlicensed sperm donation site, the HFEA is to investigate whether unlicensed dating-style websites used by thousands of women are breaking the law by offering what amounts to the illegal "procurement" of sperm