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Sarah Erwin-Jones introduces our newest social care partner Cynthia Watts

12 December 2018

In this short video, we introduce Cythia Watts, who specialises in public sector defence work; interviewed by Sarah Erwin-Jones. Both Cynthia and Sarah discuss their experiences within the sector and the different types of cases they have worked on. Throughout the video, we discuss a number of topics including:

  • CN & GN - a case Cynthia knows well
  • vicarious liability
  • peer on peer abuse
  • the key and challenging feature of limitation within the field and the misconceptions of how this is used from a case law point of view.

A final topic is GDPR and how this has raised a number of issues for clients in terms of handling claims, looking for documents and safely sharing documents. We’d love to hear what your key concerns are.

If you would like more information on the topics covered in this video, please contact Sarah or Cynthia direct who will be more than happy to help.

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Legal updates

Abuse and social care newsletter - April 2019

Welcome to our quarterly social care newsletter.


Legal updates

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.


Legal updates

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.


Legal updates

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.


The opinions expressed on this video are provided for the purposes of general interest and information and should not be relied upon. They contain only summaries of aspects of the subject matter at the time of publishing and do not provide comprehensive statements of the law. They do not constitute legal advice and do not provide a substitute for it. So why not talk to us and seek advice that's tailored to you? You can look up one of our experts on this website or call on 0370 270 6000.

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