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13 November 2020 Supreme Court confirms the standard of proof for suicide AND unlawful killing conclusions is the balance of probabilities. What does this mean for NHS organisations?

The Supreme Court has today delivered its judgment on the case of R (on the application of Maughan) v HM Senior Coroner for Oxfordshire. This decision has serious implications for NHS organisations, which are considered in more detail below.

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9 November 2020 Decision making and consent

The GMC updated guidance on 'Decision making and consent' comes into effect today, on 9 November 2020, replacing the previous guidance.

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Care business briefing acquisitions and funding

Join Browne Jacobson, Clydesdale Bank/Virgin Money and Hazelwoods Healthcare specialists in this on-demand video as they discuss their thoughts on the outlook for acquisition activity and funding in the health and care sectors.

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5 November 2020 TC (Urgent Medical Treatment) [2020] – authorising long term coercive treatment

The decision in TC (Urgent Medical Treatment) [2020] concerned a 69-year-old woman with advanced cancer of the larynx. An urgent application was brought on behalf of the trust to authorise a 6-8-week course of chemo-radiotherapy requiring restraint.

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Legal update

5 November 2020 Competition Markets Authority (CMA) draft guidance for fertility clinics on consumer law

The Competition Markets Authority (CMA) has published draft guidance for fertility clinics on consumer law. The guidance is out for consultation and any responses to the questions they pose should be submitted by 5pm on Tuesday 5 January 2021.

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30 October 2020 Supreme Court refuses to diminish the doctrine of Illegality

In a leading judgment by Lord Hamblen the Supreme Court has again considered the thorny issue of whether the common law doctrine of illegality should preclude a claimant who commits a criminal offence during a psychotic episode from recovering damages for losses arising out of that offence.

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27 October 2020 ‘Right support, right care, right culture’: Does the Care Quality Commission's (CQC) new guidance encourage or inhibit improvements in the lives of people with learning disabilities and autism?

On 8 October 2020, the Care Quality Commission published ‘Right Support, Right Care. Right Culture’, its new guidance on the registration and regulation of services for autistic people and/or people with a learning disability.

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