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Linda Metcalf has received an immediate 6-month custodial sentence for her deliberate attempt to defraud the NHS and deceive the Court. She has also been ordered to pay the Trust’s costs of the proceedings. Sentence was passed by Mr Justice Griffiths in the Leeds District Registry on 11.02.21.
We are delighted to announce a new partner and several associate promotions, providing a major boost to our healthcare advisory, healthcare litigation, commercial and real estate teams.
Bell v Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust and others – requirements for consent under Gillick
On 1st December 2020 the Divisional Court gave judgment in this unusual judicial review involving the circumstances in which a child or young person under 18 may be competent to give valid consent to treatment in law for the use of hormone or puberty blockers for gender dysphoria, and the process by which consent to treatment is obtained.
Hempsons and NHS Providers launch guide covering the legal liabilities that are likely to arise due to the pandemic.
We are delighted to announce another outstanding year for Hempsons in The Legal 500. Our team has been praised for its exceptional reputation and high quality of work over the past year.
Hempsons acted for the successful CCG and NHS Trust in today's Supreme Court judgment on when an application to Court is needed to withdraw clinically assisted nutrition and hydration
Withdrawing clinically assisted nutrition and hydration: some clarity on mandatory court applications?
O'Farrell J handed down a judgment this morning confirming that it is not mandatory to bring before the Court of Protection the withdrawal of clinically assisted nutrition and hydration from Mr Y, who suffers from a prolonged disorder of consciousness, in circumstances where the clinical team and Mr Y's family are agreed that it is not in Mr Y's best interests to continue to receive that treatment.
The Hospice and Care Charity Benchmarking Survey Report is the second study compiled by haysmacintyre and Hempsons with the aim of sharing best practice in the sector and enabling management and trustees to assess their own structure, governance and monitoring procedures against other comparable charities.