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Civil liability in cases of self-inflicted deaths in prison custody a healthcare perspective
  • Hill Dickinson LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • June 25 2015

The prison population in England and Wales has a higher mortality rate than in the community, with approximately one third of all deaths being

Access to justice of greater concern to public than free healthcare?
  • Kingsley Napley
  • United Kingdom
  • April 15 2015

An online poll commissioned by the Criminal Law Solicitors Association (CLSA) and conducted on 1st and 2nd April 2015 by YouGov has revealed that a

Ownership of a body Department of Health consultation
  • Clyde & Co LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • June 23 2015

It is commonly accepted that there is no property in a dead body. There is however a duty on whoever holds the body to make suitable arrangements for

Successful legal challenge by prisoner of unauthorised smoking in prison
  • Leigh Day
  • United Kingdom
  • March 9 2015

In a judgment given last week, Paul Black, a serving prisoner at HMP Wymott, succeeded in his judicial review challenge of the Prison Service’s

Case summaries
  • Penningtons Manches LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 31 2015

A prohibition order which could not be reviewed for at least five years was an appropriate sanction in a case of a teacher who had had an

Analysis of the Care Bill: assessments
  • Thirty Nine Essex Street
  • United Kingdom
  • October 1 2013

The Care Bill is currently proceeding through Parliament and is scheduled to come into operation early next year. Over the coming editions of this

Care Act 'puts more than 11,000 people at risk of losing support'
  • Winckworth Sherwood
  • United Kingdom
  • June 26 2014

The implementation of the Care Act could lead to more than 11,000 vulnerable people losing the support they currently receive, a new study has

Does the duty of care to employees extend to employees of other bodies with which you have a working relationship?
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • August 7 2012

In the recent case of Claire Selwood v Durham County Council (1);Tees, Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust (2) and Northumberland, Tyne & Wear NHS Foundation Trust (3) (2012) the Court of Appeal was asked to consider whether two mental health trusts owed a duty of care to an employee of the local authority who was attacked by a mental health patient

Consultation on local authority health scrutiny - open until September 7th
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • August 7 2012

As readers will be aware, NHS bodies are required to consult formally with the Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee (HOSC) of their local authority on any proposals for substantial variations or developments to local services

Freedom of information: access denied by ministerial veto
  • RPC
  • United Kingdom
  • February 4 2014

Not since September 2012 when the Attorney General exercised powers under section 53(2) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA) blocking the