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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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Levinge v Health Professions Council 2012 EWHC 135 (Admin)
  • Kingsley Napley
  • United Kingdom
  • March 1 2012

In a case originally presented by Kingsley Napley, the principle set out in Southall v the General Medical Council 2010 EWCA Civ 407 was considered alongside the reasoning given by the Panel for dismissing expert evidence when making their decision


Should legal representation be permitted in disciplinary hearings?
  • Kingsley Napley
  • United Kingdom
  • April 28 2011

The extent to which employees enjoy legally enforceable rights on human rights grounds to legal representation in disciplinary hearings remains unclear at the time of writing


R (on the application of Sunderland City Council) v South Tyneside Council 2012 All ER (D) 97 (Oct)
  • Eversheds LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • November 28 2012

In this case, the first interested party, SF, had been aged 18 in 2007 and had been detained under section 3 of the Mental Health Act 1983