Welcome to the latest edition of our Social Care Newsbrief.
Jersey States assembly scrutiny hearing on changing its personal injury law, including an increase to the discount rate
The States Assembly within Jersey is considering a change to its personal injury damages law including an increase to the discount rate which applies to personal injury awards.
It’s been a great week here at Hempsons and we’re delighted to announce a number of exciting developments. On Tuesday of this week The Times launched their Top 200 Law Firms report, describing Hempsons as “the country’s biggest specialist health and social care legal practice.” And following on from that news, yesterday the Chambers Guide to the Legal Profession confirmed the latest Legal 500 rankings (reported on Wednesday this week), placing Hempsons firmly at the top of the rankings for healthcare law and defendant clinical negligence.
Welcome to our latest key legal developments where we have highlighted the latest updates within healthcare.
Welcome to this autumn edition of Hempsons’ Healthcare Newsbrief. It has been a busy few months for the NHS in the legal system with some ground-breaking decisions on key areas such as withdrawing clinically-assisted nutrition and hydration, fitness to practice and procurement.
Welcome to our autumn/winter 2018 edition of Hempsons’ Charities and Social Enterprise Newsbrief.
Helen Hirst shares her experience of advising academies on governance matters by providing her top ten questions for academy trusts to consider when reviewing their Articles.
Landmark Supreme Court judgment on withdrawing clinically assisted nutrition and hydration
The fit and proper persons requirement - how the requirement works in practice and how it might be extended in the future.
A summary of the Dr Bawa-Garba case - and what this may mean for trusts
How to unlock the potential of health data within a compliant information governance framework.
A recent Employment Tribunal decision 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.
Hempsons recently acted on behalf of Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust and Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (the “Trusts”) in successfully challenging Lancashire County Council (the “Council”) in relation to a procurement challenge for the provision of 0 – 19 services.
The Government published its Civil Society Strategy on 9th August 2018. The focus is on community, an ‘even bigger’ society, and creating ‘social value’ – something that the Government states as being independent of state control.