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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

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

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

NICE, but unreasonable: the Court of Appeal quashes a decision of NICE on the grounds that it is inadequately reasoned
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 23 2010

In R (Servier Laboratories Limited) v National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence & Anr 2010 EWCA Civ 346 the Court of Appeal held that a decision of NICE, the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence, should be quashed as it lacked adequate reasoning and the court had 'grave concerns' about its rationality

Patient matters rights of overstayers - Court of Appeal rules that local authority should provide support to overstayers with an outstanding application for leave to remain
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • June 14 2010

The Court of Appeal has ruled, in the case of Birmingham City Council v Clue & Others 2010 EWCA Civ 460 on the approach that a local authority should adopt when an individual who is unlawfully in the UK seeks social services support from it

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

Corporate Crime & Investigations Update - 11 January 2016
  • Addleshaw Goddard LLP
  • Ukraine, United Kingdom, USA
  • January 11 2016

Southwark Crown Court ordered Smith and Ouzman Ltd. to pay a total of approximately £2.2 million in relation to bribes paid to public officials 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

Regulatory briefing - 2012 case round-up
  • 1 Chancery Lane
  • United Kingdom
  • November 6 2012

As 2012 draws to a close, Chambers’ Regulatory Group has selected its favourite regulatory cases of the year, illustrating a number of important principles

LSC refusal to provide legal aid to P’s brother in CoP proceedings upheld
  • Thirty Nine Essex Street
  • United Kingdom
  • 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