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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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31 October 2017 Stop press! No news on the Law Commission deprivation of liberty reform proposals

The Government has made an interim statement in response to the detailed proposals for reform on the law on mental capacity and deprivation of liberty.

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9 June 2017 Charlie Gard – European Court of Human Rights to hear case

It would be hard to find a more tragic set of circumstances than Charlie Gard’s case and the understandable anguish for his parents.

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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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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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17 March 2016 Travel time and national minimum wage

It has today been reported that MiHomecare faces the possibility of a group action from employees over a failure to pay the National Minimum Wage.

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13 October 2015 Multi-agency teams liable for adults’ failure to address own risky behaviour?

Last week we saw that following relatively modest cuts to healthcare funding Amanda Richards died in a fire in her own home.

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2 March 2015 Care cap consultation

The Government is consulting on draft regulations and guidance on the cap on care costs due to be introduced on 1 April 2016, and the appeals system to consider whether the cap has been reached.

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