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16 March 2018 NHS Resolution win saves NHS £270,000 upfront legal costs

In a unanimous decision, the Court of Appeal has today reversed the decision of Foskett J in three ‘bulk conversion’ CFA test cases.

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13 February 2018 Deprivation of liberty reform - request for comment

As you may have already heard, the Joint Committee on Human Rights has launched an investigation into deprivation of liberty, and in particular is inviting views on the law Commission’s proposals.

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22 March 2017 'Deaths under DoLS' – inquests no longer mandatory from 3 April 2017

From 3 April 2017 the Policing and Crime Act 2017 comes into effect to amend the Coroners and Justice Act 2009 and relieve coroners of the current duty to hold an inquest into every death where the deceased was subject to a Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) authorisation or was deprived of their liberty through provisions in the Mental Capacity Act 2005.

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9 September 2016 Care home fined £1.5 million as impact of new sentencing guidelines is felt

The impact of the new sentencing guidelines for Heath and safety offences is being felt across all sectors.

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17 August 2016 Claim allowed to proceed in restitution for failure to provide s.117 MHA 1983 after-care services

A recent judgment by Mr Justice Newey in Richards v Worcestershire County Council and another could have huge implications for local authorities and CCGs providing after-care services to patients.

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17 August 2016 English or Welsh 'fluency duty' to come into effect for public authorities

Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 will soon bring into force a “Code of Practice on the English language requirement for public sector workers”.

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15 June 2016 CQC secures first conviction for breach of fundamental standards

An adult social care provider was yesterday sentenced to a £190,000 fine at Bradford Magistrates' Court for failing to provide safe care and treatment.

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22 April 2015 NHS Trust to face corporate manslaughter charge

The Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007 was enacted against a background of failed manslaughter prosecutions in particular of large private sector organisations.

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