New Acts – legislation.gov.uk

Posted October 26th, 2021 in compensation, fraud, health, legislation, national insurance by tracey

2021 c. 29 – Compensation (London Capital & Finance plc and Fraud Compensation Fund) Act 2021

2021 c. 28 – Health and Social Care Levy Act 2021

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

Breach of Duty and Hospital Guidelines: Thorley v Sandwell & West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust [2021] EWHC 2604 (QB) – Ropewalk Clinical Negligence Blog

‘This case considered the interplay between hospital guidelines and breach of duty in the clinical negligence setting.’

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Ropewalk Clinical Negligence Blog, 12th October 2021

Source: www.ropewalk.co.uk

Harmful emissions and human rights duties – Local Government Lawyer

Posted October 13th, 2021 in children, environmental health, health, human rights, local government, news, waste by tracey

‘Stephen Tromans QC and Victoria Hutton consider a significant High Court ruling on the duties of the Environment Agency in relation to a landfill site.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 8th October 2021

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Blood donation rules changed to attract more donors with rare subgroups – The Guardian

‘Ministers will remove questions on sexual activity in sub-Saharan Africa for blood donations to encourage more donors in England after a long campaign to widen the criteria.’

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The Guardian, 11th October 2021

Source: www.theguardian.com

Research: “Billions could be saved” by funding more legal advice – Legal Futures

Posted September 28th, 2021 in budgets, debts, health, housing, legal advice, news by sally

‘The Treasury could save billions of pounds a year if more public money is put into specialist legal advice, according to new research.’

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Legal Futures, 28th September 2021

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Mother wins court case over Staffordshire landfill site emissions – BBC News

Posted September 17th, 2021 in children, environmental health, government departments, health, news, waste by tracey

‘A mother has won a High Court battle over the regulation of a landfill site accused of emitting noxious gases that risk shortening her son’s life.’

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BBC News, 16th September 2021

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Staying away from work because of Covid: a trap for employers? – Local Government Lawyer

‘Hari Menon looks at the problems that arise for employers where an employee stays away from work, pointing to the risks to his health from potentially contracting Covid.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 3rd September 2021

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Possession of laughing gas could become a criminal offence, Priti Patel says – The Independent

‘Priti Patel has announced that the Home Office is seeking advice on whether to criminalise the possession of laughing gas.’

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The Independent, 3rd September 2021

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Geronimo the alpaca is killed after four-year battle to save him fails – The Guardian

Posted September 1st, 2021 in animals, government departments, health, news by sally

‘After four years of court battles, protests and celebrity interventions, Geronimo, the UK’s most divisive alpaca, has been put down by government officials.’

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The Guardian, 31st August 2021

Source: www.theguardian.com

Geronimo the alpaca gets temporary reprieve ahead of review – BBC News

Posted August 17th, 2021 in animals, government departments, health, injunctions, news by tracey

‘An alpaca whose life hangs in the balance has received a temporary reprieve, his supporters have said.’

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BBC News, 17th August 2021

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Research Briefing: Health and Care Bill 2021-22 – House of Commons Library

Posted July 14th, 2021 in bills, government departments, health, hospitals, news by tracey

‘The Health and Care Bill 2021-22 [Bill 140 of 2021-22] was introduced in the House of Commons on 6 July 2021. Second reading is scheduled for Wednesday 14 July 2021. This paper explains the Bill’s provisions and includes comment and reactions.’

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House of Commons Library, 12th July 2021

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Integrated care boards to replace clinical commissioning groups as Government unveils Health and Care Bill – Local Government Lawyer

Posted July 8th, 2021 in bills, health, hospitals, local government, mental health, news, social services by sally

‘England is to be divided into integrated care boards and partnerships responsible for bringing together local NHS and local government, such as social care, mental health and public health advice.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 8th July 2021

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Brewdog Instagram ad banned for misleading health claims – BBC News

Posted July 7th, 2021 in advertising, complaints, health, news, ombudsmen by sally

‘The advertising watchdog, the ASA, has banned an advert by controversial brewer Brewdog for misleading claims.’

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BBC News, 6th July 2021

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

UK’s Environment Agency faces legal fight over landfill fumes – The Guardian

Posted July 7th, 2021 in environmental health, government departments, health, news, waste by sally

‘A five-year-old boy from Staffordshire has begun legal action against the Environment Agency over fumes from a landfill site that a medical expert has said is shortening his life expectancy.’

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The Guardian, 6th July 2021

Source: www.theguardian.com

UK to ban junk food advertising online and before 9pm on TV from 2023 – The Guardian

Posted June 24th, 2021 in advertising, children, food, health, media, news by sally

‘The government is poised to announce a ban on junk food advertising online and before 9pm on TV from 2023, as Boris Johnson looks to deliver on his pledge to tackle the UK’s growing obesity crisis.’

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The Guardian, 23rd June 2021

Source: www.theguardian.com

Baby and mother win right to access Healthy Start food scheme – The Guardian

‘A one-year-old baby and her mother have won a high court challenge granting her the right to access a healthy food and vitamins scheme from which she was previously barred. Thousands of babies and toddlers similarly denied access to the scheme will now be able to benefit from it.’

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The Guardian, 3rd June 2021

Source: www.theguardian.com

Wellbeing a “global problem” with severe effects on some lawyers – Legal Futures

Posted April 8th, 2021 in coronavirus, health, legal profession, mental health, news by sally

‘Lawyer wellbeing is “a cause for global concern”, with levels of wellbeing below the average in every part of the globe, the first survey of its kind has found.’

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Legal Futures, 8th April 2021

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Patient safety watchdog launches investigation into NHS 111 advice to Covid patients – The Guardian

Posted March 25th, 2021 in bereavement, coronavirus, health, news, reports, telecommunications by sally

‘The NHS patient safety watchdog has launched an investigation into failings by the NHS 111 telephone advice service which may have cost the lives of people with Covid-19.’

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The Guardian, 25th March 2021

Source: www.theguardian.com

Judge orders children to be taken into long-term foster care over concerns about weight – Local Government Lawyer

‘A Family Court judge has made a care order for two children described as “severely overweight” to be taken into long-term foster care, following an application by West Sussex County Council.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 15th March 2021

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Fairness and Adjournments: Guidance from the Court of Appeal – No. 5 Chambers

Posted March 11th, 2021 in adjournment, fraud, health, human rights, news, VAT, witnesses by sally

‘In Bilta (UK) Ltd (in liquidation) & Others v Tradition Financial Services Ltd [2021] EWCA Civ 221 the Court of Appeal examined the principles to be applied when a party seeks an adjournment because a witness is unable to attend the trial due to ill-health.’

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No. 5 Chambers, 4th March 2021

Source: www.no5.com