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Do you want to stay up to date with the latest legal issues that affect you and your business? We regularly publish legal updates, guides and opinions on legal matters.

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24 September 2018 Update on MEES: Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards

Concerns have been raised about the impact of the new regime on market practice and the overall reliability of EPC assessments. In response, the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy is now seeking feedback on how the regulations are performing by way of an open consultation.

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Legal update

18 September 2018 Enforcement notice issued against council by the ICO due to subject access request backlog

An enforcement notice has been issued by the Information Commissioner’s Office (the ICO) under the Data Protection Act 1998 which requires the London Borough of Lewisham to clear a backlog of subject access requests by 15 October 2018.

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18 September 2018 Privilege revisited: Court of Appeal judgment in Serious Fraud Office (SFO) v Eurasian Natural Resources Corp. Ltd

On Wednesday 6 September, one of the most awaited court judgments in recent times was handed down by the Court of Appeal.

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13 September 2018 Abuse and social care newsletter - September 2018

Welcome to our quarterly social care newsletter.

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11 September 2018 The new model constitution for clinical commissioning groups

On 7 September, NHS England published a new model constitution for CCGs, together with FAQs and supporting notes. This is the first time that the model has been revised and updated since it was introduced in 2012, when CCGs were established.

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7 September 2018 Thinking of having an inquiry? Make sure your Chair is aware of this judgment

On 15 June 2018, Master McCloud refused to strike out a claim against an inquiry Chair under the Human Rights Act 1998.

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Legal update

6 September 2018 How to handle complaints

Arguably, the number and type of scandals affecting the social care sector has never been more within the public knowledge than now.

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Legal update

6 September 2018 Complaints, investigations and reviews: data protection issues

Data protection legislation changed on 25 May 2018, with the consequence that the bases on which personal data could be lawfully processed, and the grounds on which personal data could be withheld from the data subject, have been narrowed.

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5 September 2018 The Independent Review Mechanism and fostering

We are seeing an increasing number of foster carers challenge decisions made about them by fostering agencies.

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Legal update

30 August 2018 The Brexit white paper: what are the energy implications?

As we head towards Brexit day, 29 March 2019, everyone’s eyes are on the government’s Brexit white paper titled the 'future relationship between the United kingdom and the European Union' for an indication of what is in store for us.

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