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12 July 2018 A reliable historian? Be prepared to prove it

As anyone who has handled a personal injury claim will know, the success or otherwise of the claim is heavily dependent upon witness evidence and the weight given to the testimony of that witness, the most influential of which is likely to be the claimant.

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22 June 2018 Abuse and social care newsletter - June 2018

Welcome to our quarterly social care newsletter.

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19 June 2018 Good expert or bad? The answer lies in the prep

As those who are experienced in handling social care claims will know, parties are often heavily or even wholly reliant upon the claimant’s word alone in assessing the impact that abuse has had upon a claimant.

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19 June 2018 Do you know what your insurance history looks like? We recommend you find out

Changes in the law over the last 20 years mean that children’s services providers can, like local authorities, now face claims in relation to alleged child sexual abuse which took place as long ago as the 1950s.

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19 June 2018 Over 10% increase in social worker caseloads - increase in risk?

All of us who deal with the risks arising out of children’s social care are waiting with bated breath for the outcome of the appeal in CN & GN v Poole Borough Council.

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18 June 2018 How legal decisions influence social work practice

Sir James Munby, who retires soon, is known as a fearless judge and an advocate for change. In this article we take a look at some of his judgments from the last decade that have had a significant impact on social care.

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18 June 2018 Litigants in person: a lower standard of compliance?

It may appear that when it comes to litigation, unrepresented parties (also known as ‘litigants in person’) are given the benefit of the doubt.

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18 June 2018 Drive improvement in adult social care

The Care Quality Commission has released nine case studies, explaining how services have developed from Inadequate ratings to Good.

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15 June 2018 Legal representation clause survives terminated settlement agreement

The Commercial Court has held that a clause in a settlement agreement which required service of proceedings on specified solicitors survived termination of the settlement agreement because it was an ancillary or collateral part of the agreement.

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4 June 2018 How clear are your policy wordings?

The University of Nottingham, in collaboration with Browne Jacobson, have undertaken a detailed academic study into the readability of insurance policies, with some fascinating results.

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