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abuse and social care newsletter - August 2019

1 August 2019

Welcome to our quarterly social care newsletter.

In this edition we look at:

CN & GN v Poole Borough Council in the Supreme Court - your questions answered

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Kuoni referred to the CJEU by Supreme Court for clarification

The Supreme Court has concluded, in its interim judgment, that a referral to the Court of Justice of the European Union is required first.

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Current trends in faith abuse cases

With the recent report that the Church of England found a 50% rise in abuse claims and concerns, it is worth looking at current trends in this arena.

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Limitation in child abuse negligence claims

In the context of abuse claims, limitation has come into criticism as, for a range of reasons, victims of abuse may not be in a position to pursue a claim until some years after the events to which they relate.

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Social care negligence claims – is there ever a time when an application to strike out is appropriate?

Now that the Supreme Court has delivered its judgment in CN & GN, many claimants’ solicitors are beginning to reawaken their files; seeking disclosure from local authorities so that they can investigate and potentially issue claims.

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Human Rights Act experts: are they necessary in Human Rights Act claims?

Claims alleging that harm has been suffered within a family environment, or as a result of failing to protect individuals from their own risk taking behaviour leading to child sexual exploitation, present novel challenges.

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CQC and health & care regulatory update - June 2019

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training and events


In-house lawyers' update Manchester office

Our next in-house lawyers' sessions will give in-house lawyers the tools and strategies for dealing with some of the problems caused by recent changes to the law.

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In-house lawyers' update Nottingham office

Our next in-house lawyers' sessions will give in-house lawyers the tools and strategies for dealing with some of the problems caused by recent changes to the law.

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Legal updates

Public matters - August 2019

This month includes third country bidders and goods in the EU procurement market, framework agreements, conservation newsletter, first ICO fines under GDPR and the government's MSA review response.


Legal updates

Third country bidders and goods in the EU procurement market

On 24 July 2019 the European Commission issued ‘Guidance on the participation of third country bidders and good in the EU procurement market’ which provides practical advice to EU contracting authorities on how to deal with bidders from outside of the EU.


Legal updates

Frameworks - still fit for purpose?

Frameworks feel like an institutional part of public procurement in the UK and in Europe. Last year Browne Jacobson undertook some market research with the CBI to look at public procurement from the private sector perspective.


Legal updates

Conservation newsletter - August 2019

Welcome to Browne Jacobson’s August 2019 conservation newsletter, looking at climate change, bird netting, Oak Processionary Moth, recent case law and legislation updates.


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