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Local government briefing note 4 of 2015: cap on care costs and new appeals system - reforms on the horizon
  • Eversheds
  • United Kingdom
  • April 8 2015

On 4 February 2015, the government launched a consultation on draft regulations implementing the cap on care costs contained in the Care Act 2014


Lawyers raise concern over future of social care system
  • Leigh Day
  • United Kingdom
  • August 11 2015

Abuse lawyers at Leigh Day have voiced grave concerns over the future of our social care system, following comments made by the Chief Inspector of


When is it appropriate to suspend an employee or report a matter to the police?
  • Bircham Dyson Bell
  • United Kingdom
  • 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


Social care obligations to travellers
  • Thirty Nine Essex Street
  • United Kingdom
  • February 27 2014

Much of the community care legislation is premised on the assumption that service users live fairly sedentary lives. The legislation was not drafted


Health legal update: special educational needs and disability reforms a step towards a single integrated approach?
  • Eversheds
  • United Kingdom
  • October 15 2012

This briefing examines the Government’s draft legislation to reform the law and frameworks that are currently in place for children and young people with special educational needs (SEN) and disabilities


Irrational decision overturned after a range of failures by local authority
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 25 2013

The High Court recently quashed South Tyneside council's setting of the level of fees payable to care homes in a critical and comprehensive decision


Food in schools school meals held to new standards
  • Bond Dickinson LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • January 14 2015

From 1 January 2015 Primary and Secondary Schools operated by the state, as well as new Academies and Free Schools, will be subject to new standards


Provision of healthcare: non-delegable duty of care
  • Kennedys Law LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • October 30 2013

Supreme Court allows appeal against Court of Appeal decision that state run school did not owe a non-delegable duty of care to pupil injured during a


Disclosure of serious incident investigation reports and supporting evidence
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • September 28 2012

Internal investigations into serious incidents within a healthcare setting are now a routine part NHS governance


Special educational needs and disability
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • September 4 2012

This paper updates our previous briefing - A new approach to special educational needs and disability: what this means for NHS commissioners for children and young people - which was produced following the Government’s Green Paper, Support and aspiration: a new approach to special educational needs and disability