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CQC Inspection Reports - A New Layer of Review
  • DAC Beachcroft
  • United Kingdom
  • September 15 2016

A recent case relating to the factual accuracy of CQC inspection reports - R (on the application of SSP Health Ltd) v Care Quality Commission

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

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

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

Health and Social Care Update - May 2016 : Mental Health
  • Bevan Brittan LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • June 6 2016

This report, written in conjunction with the Howard League for Penal Reform, argues that prisons need to change to enable staff to build

Press Round-Up: Regulatory and Professional Discipline. April 2016 - May 2016
  • Kingsley Napley
  • United Kingdom
  • June 7 2016

BSB has announced proposals to improve advocacy standards in Youth Court proceedings following research showing the quality of advocacy

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

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

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