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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

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

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

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

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

Earn-out doesn't immunise against business failure
  • Clayton Utz
  • United Kingdom
  • March 29 2012

Porton Down is the UK Government’s top secret chemical and biological warfare research facility

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

Coroner asks police to consider perjury charges when doctor gives false evidence
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • December 10 2010

A recent inquest into the death of a six month old baby, Julia Gujdanoco (JG) has sparked off a police investigation after a coroner has questioned whether a senior doctor at Sheffield's Children's Hospital (SCH) tried to "pervert the course of justice"

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