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Private home, public function?

  • RPC
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • August 30 2007

In YL v Birmingham City Council and others the House of Lords considered the applicability of the Human Rights Act 1998 to the activities of a private care home

When is it appropriate to suspend an employee or report a matter to the police?

  • Bircham Dyson Bell
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  • United Kingdom
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  • March 27 2012

A recent case looked at how employers should deal with allegations of misconduct that could affect an employee's future career and when it is appropriate to suspend an employee, or involve the police

Fertility treatment for prisoners: the scope of human rights

  • RPC
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • August 3 2011

A recent Freedom of Information request has revealed that since December 2007, 22 prisoners have applied to the Ministry of Justice for artificial insemination treatment

NHS continuing care: Court of Appeal confirms that NHS is primary decision maker for individual cases

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • September 8 2008

The Court of Appeal has handed down an important judgment which confirms that decisions on eligibility for NHS continuing care are, in law, decisions for primary care trusts alone and are not joint decisions between the NHS and local authorities

Court clarifies when handcuffs should be used on prisoners or detained persons when in hospital

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • August 7 2012

The case of FGP v Serco (2012) EWHC 1804 (Admin) concerned the judicial review of Serco’s decision to use restraints on an individual during visits to Hillingdon Hospital

YL v Birmingham City Council

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • June 30 2007

A care home, when providing accommodation and care to a resident pursuant to arrangements made with a local authority, is not performing “functions of a public nature” for the purposes of s6(3)(b) of the Human Rights Act 1998 (HRA) and is thus in that respect not a “public authority” obliged to act compatibly with Convention rights under s6(1) of that Act

Quashing a decision on the basis of material error of fact

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • April 30 2010

In R (March) v Secretary of State for Health 2010 EWHC 765 (Admin), Mr Justice Holman in the High Court quashed on the grounds of material error of fact a decision by the Secretary of State concerning the level of ex gratia payments made to NHS patients treated with contaminated blood

LSC refusal to provide legal aid to P’s brother in CoP proceedings upheld

  • Thirty Nine Essex Street
  • -
  • United Kingdom
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  • October 1 2013

This decision is the first decision of which we are aware in which LSC (now LAA) refusal to fund a party to Court of Protection proceedings has been

Court of Appeal restates limits of what is required in a consultation exercise

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • October 23 2014

In The Queen (on the application of United Company Rusal PLC) -v- London Metal Exchange, the Court of Appeal has overturned a High Court judgment

Restrictions on private life

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
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  • February 4 2013

Just before Christmas, judgment was given in the case of J Council v GU and others. GU suffered from a number of separable mental disorders including