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EMEA legal insights bulletin
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Azerbaijan, Belgium, Hungary, Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom
  • September 15 2015

It is forecast that seven of the top 10 countries in terms of GDP growth within the next decade will be from Africa. But this growth is wholly

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

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

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

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

FOI - mother refused access to deceased daughter's health records
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • November 6 2007

The Information Tribunal's recent decision in Mrs P Bluck v Information Commissioner and Epsom and St Helier University NHS Trust (EA20060090) explored the relationship between freedom of information and doctorpatient confidentiality

Proposed amendment to failure regime - a huge step to re-centralising power?
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • November 8 2013

As readers will know, the Secretary of State has now lost two court hearings regarding the future of A&E and maternity service at Lewisham Hospital

Consent and capacity remain thorny issues for healthcare providers and commissioners
  • Eversheds LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 30 2012

The Court of Appeal ruling this month in the case of DL v A Local Authority 2012 has placed the issue of consent in the healthcare sector back into the public domain

Financial Institutions E-briefing: Personal Injury Bulletin: Costs and procedure - Patterson v Ministry of Defence
  • Eversheds LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • November 19 2012

The issue in this case is whether non-freezing cold injury (NFCI) was to be defined as a disease or as an injury when considering success fees and the CPR 45