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13 Aug 18

Dr Bawa-Garba Successful in Appeal Against Erasure

August 13, 2018 | By |

In a judgment released today, the Court of Appeal has quashed the decision of Ouseley J that Dr Hadiza...

01 Aug 18

Gig economy: informal and flexible – but who has what rights when it all goes wrong?

August 1, 2018 | By |

In the recent judgment in Pimlico Plumbers Ltd and another v Smith [2018]...

01 Aug 18

New Sentencing Guidelines for Manslaughter Published

August 1, 2018 | By |

The Sentencing Council has this week published definitive guidelines for those...

31 Jul 18

Supreme Court Approves Withdrawal of Artificial Feeding and Hydration in Cases of Prolonged Disorder of Consciousness

July 31, 2018 | By |

In a landmark judgment this week, the Supreme Court has confirmed that the law does not require hospitals or clinicians to seek the...

20 Jul 18

Joint Committee on Human Rights Raises Concerns over Legal Aid “Deserts”

July 20, 2018 | By |

The Joint Committee on Human Rights has published a report in which it has raised concerns regarding access to justice, with particular reference to government cuts that have led to "legal aid...

19 Jul 18

Civil Liability Bill Delayed Until 2020

July 19, 2018 | By |

The Ministry of Justice (MOJ) has confirmed that the Civil Liability Bill, which is intended to introduce widespread reform to the management of whiplash claims, will not be implemented until 2020...

04 Jul 18

NHS hospital consultant surgeon with unblemished record summarily dismissed even though no gross misconduct

July 4, 2018 | By |

The consequences of summary dismissal from a professional role for misconduct are grave and life disrupting – the abrupt loss of a hard won high status career and earning capacity, possible...

14 Jun 18

Civil Liability Bill: Government to Proceed with Whiplash Claim Reforms

June 14, 2018 | By |

The government has had a boost in its plans to implement reforms to whiplash claims in the Civil Liability Bill, as by a majority of 218 to 205, the House of Lords rejected an amendment which would...

11 Jun 18

Reassurances Given to Doctors in Review of Medical Manslaughter Cases

June 11, 2018 | By |

Following a review of medical manslaughter cases conducted by Professor Norman Williams, Healthcare Secretary Jeremy Hunt is to announce new...

06 Jun 18

CPS Review Confirms Collapse of 47 Sex Cases Following Disclosure Issues

June 6, 2018 | By |

The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), Alison Saunders, has issued an apology after a review of 3,637 rape and serious sexual assault cases revealed 47 instances where prosecutions collapsed...