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DNARs after Tracey

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • August 22 2014

The Court of Appeal's decision requires practitioners involved in end of life care to ensure that the appropriate people are consulted, detailed

A practical guide to the impact of the Supreme Court’s ruling in Cheshire West

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • July 31 2014

Cheshire West changed the interpretation of a Deprivation of Liberty in relation to someone who lacks capacity. As a result, significantly more

Preparing for the duty of candour

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • July 31 2014

A statutory duty of candour will be introduced in October 2014. It will place a formal requirement on providers of health or social care to be open

Francis: a little light reading, anyone?

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • June 9 2014

Since Confed 2013 a lot of water has passed under the bridge. It seems that not a month has gone by without a seminal publication flowing from the

Legal Aid for families during the inquest process

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • April 14 2014

You may well have heard about the controversial and wide ranging cuts to Legal Aid, brought into effect on 1 April 2013. You may be wondering what

Supreme Court hands down decision on the joint appeals of Cheshire West and P&Q (MIG & MEG) the Court ruled that all three were deprived of their liberty

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • March 19 2014

The Supreme Court handed down the long awaited judgment today in relation P v Cheshire West and Chester Council (& Ors) and P and Q v Surrey County

Hard Truths what you need to know?

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • January 16 2014

There will be a statutory Duty of Candour on all provider organisations. Provider organisations will face criminal prosecution under a new offence

Reconfiguring services: when must NHS bodies consult the public? How do they go about doing it? And how can they protect themselves from legal challenge?

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • October 22 2013

The law requires commissioners (and providers) to involve the public when making changes to the provision of NHS healthcare. NHS bodies discharge

An NHS Trust v Dr A

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • October 2 2013

The Honourable Mr Justice Baker gave judgment in this case following a long process. The application was issued in January but the judgment was only

Reconfiguring services: when must NHS bodies consult the public? How do they go about doing it? And how can they protect themselves from legal challenge?

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • September 19 2013

As the squeeze on public funding continues, commissioners have difficult decisions to make about services - which to continue, which to commission