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20 May 2019 Expert evidence

The law in relation to expert evidence is not straightforward and this article is intended as a walk through the major issues that may arise.

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17 May 2019 Children and contact with parents who are domestic abusers

It was announced on 15 May 2019 that “more than 120 MPs have written to the government asking for an inquiry into how family courts in England and Wales treat victims of domestic violence.”

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Laura Hughes and Tim Edds take a look into judicial review

Public and administrative law specialists, Laura Hughes and Tim Edds, take a look at judicial review, covering case law updates and tactical advice for organisations. Tim introduces the new administrative law guidance that was published in 2018, focusing on good practice and procedural promptness, and discusses some subsequent cases.

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Legal update

12 April 2019 Abuse and social care newsletter - April 2019

Welcome to our quarterly social care newsletter.

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Legal update

10 April 2019 Are redress schemes the answer to improving the way abuse claims are dealt with?

The search for improved ways of dealing with abuse claims has put a spotlight on redress schemes; with Manchester City football club recently announcing a scheme and Lambeth Council providing a ‘half time’ assessment of their scheme.

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Legal update

10 April 2019 Local authorities - recoveries from abusers' pensions - approach with caution

The damages claims social services authorities are facing arising out of alleged abuse by employees is not reducing.

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Legal update

10 April 2019 Social work negligence claims – is there a link between case loads and performance?

Whilst we are all awaiting the Supreme Court’s judgment on duties of care in CN and GN v Poole Borough Council, it is worth revisiting what else claimants have to prove to successfully pursue a claim in negligence.

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Legal update

10 April 2019 Lifting the roof on the 'same roof rule'

The Government has recently announced the abolition of the 'same roof rule' which prevented victims of crime (particularly historical abuse) from claiming a CICA payment if they were assaulted by someone they lived with, as members of the same family, before 1979. The reform will be costly.

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27 March 2019 Safeguarding - getting it right for youth clubs and groups

There is no doubt that clubs, community groups and organisations run principally by parents and volunteers for children and young people, particularly those that focus on skills, activities and team work offer immeasurable benefits for the people who take part.

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8 March 2019 Landlord and tenant inspections - getting the evidence right

In Rogerson v Bolsover District Council (2019) the Court of Appeal found against a local authority landlord pursuant to the Defective Premises Act 1972 following a finding of an inadequate inspection regime.

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