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Trust Matters

“Trust Matters”. These are the bywords of the Charity Commission for its recent report on public trust in charities, issued in July 2018.

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GDPR: are you compliant yet?

GDPR day – 25th May 2018 – came and went with a flurry of Privacy Notices and Policies filling our in-boxes. But did everyone take stock of their data and their responsibilities or are there thousands of businesses out there who are yet to up-date their systems and processes?

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The Independent Care Group

Social care providers can often struggle to have a unified voice with dozens of homes and domiciliary care organisations dealing with the same commissioners and facing the same challenges – but rarely speaking out in unison…

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Avoiding a war on two fronts

Every provider is familiar with the necessary interaction and inspection programme of the CQC. This article focusses on that relationship when another body is added into the mix, such as a placing authority.

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What’s new in employment law…?

What’s new in employment law…? In this article we highlight some recent employment law changes and developments, which are of particular relevance to employers managing negotiations with departing employees and the financial entitlements of such staff.

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How Best to Manage your Lawyer

How Best to Manage your Lawyer - Every business, no matter how large or how small, leaves a “legal footprint” – so if you operate without any legal advice at all, you do so at your peril! 

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Trust Matters

“Trust Matters”. These are the bywords of the Charity Commission for its recent report on public trust in charities, issued in July.

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Case law update: Multiple Defendants and QOCS

The lead Judgment in Cartwright is a barrier for successful Defendants who wish to recover the costs of defending personal injury claims. Lord Justice Coulson upheld the Cost Judge's decision that that sums payable under a Tomlin order by D1 to the Claimant were not covered by CPR r.44.14(1).  On that basis, the successful D2, Venduct, could not recover their legal costs from the damages paid by D1 to the Claimant under the Tomlin order. Unfortunately for Defendants, settlements reached under CPR r.36 are not covered by the QOWCS regime either.

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