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World Elder Abuse Day

United Kingdom - June 15 2020 This year World Elder Abuse Day falls in the midst of a pandemic that has seen thousands of older people die…

Legal rights and coronavirus: Admissions under the Mental Health Act

United Kingdom - April 15 2020 The Corona Virus Act 2020 schedule 8 has set out several important changes to the Mental Health Act 1983 that could come into force. The changes are…

Supreme Court ruling on the duty to protect children from harm from third parties

United Kingdom - June 6 2019 The Supreme Court handed down their judgment today in the case of two children, known only as CN & GN, against Poole Borough Council. In an important…

Campaign groups’ reaction to announcement on increase to the fund for contaminated blood victims

United Kingdom - April 30 2019 Campaign groups have given a cautious welcome to the announcement by Theresa May that the government is making some additional funding available for…

Lawyers for contaminated blood victims urge national testing programme

United Kingdom - April 19 2019 Lawyers acting on behalf of over 300 people who received contaminated blood have called on NHS England to set up a nationwide screening programme for…

Gene Matthews.