Back in the 2016 Budget, the government announced that from April 2018, it would “reform and simplify” the taxation of termination payments. Following a technical consultation, the reforms expanded and now aim to "clarify and tighten" (i.e. increase) the taxation of such payments.
Not according to the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT). The EAT held in Capita Customer Management Ltd v Ali that maternity leave was not the same as shared parental leave, and to have pay differentials between the two was not discriminatory.
The recent Employment Tribunal decision of Wheeley v University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust serves as a timely reminder that where conduct issues are said to arise from an underlying mental health condition employers should be cautious of departing from medical opinion.
In this landmark case, Sandip Atwal has been sentenced to three months in jail for his deliberate attempt to defraud the NHS and deceive the Court. He has also been ordered to re-pay £75,000 in legal costs. Sentence was passed on 01.06.18. The decision comes after Hempsons Solicitors, instructed by NHS Resolution on behalf of CHNHS FT, recently succeeded in establishing that Mr Sandip Atwal was in contempt of Court on 14 grounds for grossly exaggerating the effect of minor injuries and fraudulently claiming compensation against the NHS.
Hempsons’ Bertie Leigh joins the working group for Dame Clare Marx’s independent review into gross negligence manslaughter (and culpable homicide in Scotland) in the medical profession
Practice Premises – maximising value and "minimising" time Maximising "value" is a common objective for most practitioners in one way or another. “Value” can include the value provided to patients. On the other hand, it could be the economic value of the practice and its income stream or the value of the practice 'brand' and the exposure received.
The Supreme Court handed down a judgment last week in the case of Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust v Haywood confirming that where a contract is silent on when notice is deemed to be given, notice takes effect when it is actually received by the employee and they have read it, or had a reasonable opportunity to do so.
Hempsons Solicitors, instructed by NHS Resolution on behalf of CHNHS FT have succeeded in establishing that Mr Sandip Atwal was in contempt of Court on 14 grounds for grossly exaggerating the effect of minor injuries and fraudulently claiming compensation against the NHS. The Court has issued an Order confirming that Mr Atwal will be sentenced on 01.06.18.
GDPR - The Final Countdown! Are you ready for 25th May 2018? Make sure you don’t get caught out and seek legal advice to ensure your policies and procedures are robust and that your staff know and understand the new rules.
Welcome to the Spring edition of the Hempsons’ Social Care Newsbrief, a round-up of some of the hot legal topics in the social care sector.
They may be your regulator, but that doesn’t stop you complaining about their conduct. The CQC and its inspectors should treat you, your staff and your clients with courtesy and respect. If they don’t – complain! Send an email to email@example.com.
GMS Contract Negotiations 2018/19 - what you need to know The outcome of the latest round of the GMS Contract negotiations for 2018/19 between NHS Employers and the General Practitioners Committee was published by NHS England recently (Gateway Reference 07813).
In this issue we are turning the spotlight on Lister House Limited, a care home provider on the outskirts of Bradford, owned by Sally Allen. The company aims to provide quality care for both elderly people and younger residents.
Brightening Minds partners with Hempsons to support the adult social sector to improve CQC ratings Feel in control of your next CQC inspection with tips, suggestions and support from experienced practicebased workshop facilitators and other working colleagues in the adult care sector.