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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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30 October 2013 Supreme Courts decision handed down Aintree University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust James

Today the Supreme Court decided that the Court of Appeal had been right to decide that it was lawful to allow a critically ill man to die, rather than order a hospital to provide treatment that the doctors thought was not in his best interests.

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17 July 2013 Commission orders repayment of illegal state aid provided to Spanish shipyards

The Commission has released a decision today stating that a Spanish scheme for the purchase of ships through leasing and financing is “partly incompatible” with the rules on state aid.

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15 October 2012 Jimmy Savile - Co-ordinating the response

Over the weekend further allegations have come to light that Jimmy Savile manipulated a position of power and trust to sexually assault patients.

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17 June 2011 Behind closed doors

Hard on the heels of last week’s high profile judgment that Hillingdon Borough Council unlawfully deprived Steven Neary of his liberty by keeping him in a secure unit away from his father, another local authority has fallen foul of the Court of Protection in a judgment published today.

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