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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

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

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

Safeguarding disclosures for the health sector
  • Hill Dickinson LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • August 1 2014

The High Court has ruled that the former employer of a teacher does not owe that teacher a duty of care when making safeguarding disclosures. This

Health legal update: care home fee challenges a clean sweep for providers
  • Eversheds LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • October 30 2012

Following on from our e-briefing on 30 August 2012, R (On the application of the Members of the Committee of Care North East Newcastle) v Newcastle City Council 2012 EWHC 2655 (Admin) is the most recent case in which care home providers have asked the Court to consider whether a local authority has acted fairly when setting the rates that it is prepared to pay for care home placements

BLG Monthly Update
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Argentina, Australia, Canada, United Kingdom, USA
  • December 19 2012

The BLG Monthly Update is a digest of recent developments in the law which Neil Guthrie, our National Director of Research, thinks you will find

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

R (Chatting) v (1) Viridian Housing (2) LB Wandsworth
  • Thirty Nine Essex Street
  • United Kingdom
  • January 9 2013

This community care judicial review is of considerable importance for the very clear statement it contains as to the interaction between the MCA 2005 and