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14 October 2019 Foster carers are not ‘workers’ according to the Employment Tribunal

For anyone who has followed the evolving case law in the social care sector, this title is likely to raise some questions. Most notably, “What about the decision in Armes?”

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1 August 2019 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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1 August 2019 Abuse and social care newsletter - August 2019

This edition looks at CN & GN v Poole Borough Council, Kuoni, faith abuse cases, limitation in child abuse negligence claims, applications to strike out, and Human Rights Act experts.

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Legal update

31 July 2019 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 the case of CN & GN, many claimants’ solicitors are beginning to reawaken their files (where they have the funding and the will to do so); seeking disclosure from local authorities so that they can investigate and potentially issue claims.

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31 July 2019 Human Rights Act experts: are they necessary in Human Rights Act claims?

Public authorities have become familiar with the challenges of claims for non-recent abuse, often arising out of care and school environments.

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Legal update

31 July 2019 Limitation in child abuse negligence claims

Limitation law prevents a claim from being pursued after a certain period has elapsed from the date of events to which it relates.

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CN & GN in the Supreme Court - your questions answered

In this video Sarah Erwin-Jones interviews Paul Stagg of 1 Chancery Lane, the junior counsel for the defendant. They discuss what the decision means for the principal stakeholders involved.

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13 June 2019 Charity Commission opens inquiry into care charity following Coroner's report

In May 2016 an inquest into the charity’s care was opened following the death of Sophie Bennett.

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Legal update

22 May 2019 Public matters - May 2019

This month includes freedom of information, housing regeneration, Alexander Kuznetsov and London Borough of Camden, EU regulation standard form public procurement notices, expert evidence, child care and immigration, conflicts of interest, information law update, and environmental law.

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Redress schemes for abuse and misconduct - hear from our experts

The IICSA has a number of investigative streams, and one of its areas of focus is Accountability and Reparations.

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