High Court gives green light to further grounds for challenge in ULEZ expansion judicial review – Local Government Lawyer

‘The High Court has allowed further grounds in the judicial review claim lodged by a coalition of London councils in opposition to the proposed expansion of the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ).’

Full Story

Local Government Lawyer, 30th May 2023

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Employee data protection matters – Mills & Reeve

Posted May 18th, 2023 in data protection, disciplinary procedures, employment, health, news by sally

‘Claire Williams discusses the importance of data governance and legal compliance in the healthcare industry, particularly in relation to employee data.’

Full Story

Mills & Reeve, 12th May 2023

Source: www.mills-reeve.com

Sunderland: brothers jailed over £2m Ehic scam – The Guardian

Posted May 16th, 2023 in computer crime, fraudulent trading, health, insurance, news, sentencing by sally

‘Two brothers have been jailed for defrauding £2m from “unsuspecting, ordinary, busy” people who were tricked into thinking they needed to pay for European health insurance cards (Ehics).’

Full Story

The Guardian, 15th May 2023

Source: www.theguardian.com

Ultrasounds adverts banned for misleading parents about ability to reassure – The Independent

Posted May 3rd, 2023 in advertising, children, health, news, ombudsmen, pregnancy by tracey

‘Adverts for ultrasound services have been banned for misrepresenting the extent to which scans can provide reassurance about the wellbeing of an unborn baby.’

Full Story

The Independent, 3rd May 2023

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Part 36 Offers: Say It Like You Mean It! – Ropewalk Chambers

Posted March 31st, 2023 in chambers articles, damages, health, holidays, news, part 36 offers by sally

‘In Mundy v TUI UK Ltd [2023] EWHC 385 (Ch) (judgment available here), Collins Rice J heard an appeal which considered the implications of the Claimant’s Part 36 offer to split “liability” at 90%/10%.’

Full Story

Ropewalk Chambers, 6th March 2023

Source: ropewalk.co.uk

Time Limits in Fitness to Practise Appeals & Statutory Appeals – 5SAH

Posted March 31st, 2023 in appeals, chambers articles, health, news, time limits by sally

‘All of the statutory healthcare regulators – the GMC, GDC, GPhC, GOC, GCC, GOsC, HCPC, NMC – as well as SWE have a time limit for filing appeals of 28 days. Those appeals lie to the High Court. Only two of those have any provision within their legislation permitting an extension of the time limit for filing an appeal. The GPhC’s legislation contains a provision permitting the Court to extend the time limit for filing an appeal.’

Full Story

5SAH, 16th March 2023

Source: www.5sah.co.uk

Laughing gas: Experts warn nitrous oxide ban will not stop use – BBC News

Posted March 28th, 2023 in drug abuse, health, news, young persons by sally

‘A ban on laughing gas will not stop people using it and will drive it into criminal hands, say experts.’

Full Story

BBC News, 27th March 2023

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Research Briefing: Prohibition of tobacco displays in shops – House of Commons Library

Posted March 21st, 2023 in advertising, children, health, news, smoking, young persons by tracey

‘This briefing considers the scope and extent of the prohibition of tobacco displays in shops and the treatment of specialist tobacconists. It also considers recent calls for tighter regulation of the display of vaping products (e-cigarettes and e-liquids) in shops of all sizes to protect children and young people.’

Full Story

House of Commons Library, 20th March 2023

Source: commonslibrary.parliament.uk

Warwick student with cancer wins payout after university denied extension request – The Guardian

Posted February 24th, 2023 in cancer, damages, disabled persons, education, health, news, universities by sally

‘Warwick University has agreed to pay a student who is seriously ill with cancer £12,000 in damages for the “distress and inconvenience” caused by not allowing her to extend her course as a result of her health condition.’

Full Story

The Guardian, 23rd February 2023

Source: www.theguardian.com

Huel adverts banned in UK for claiming shakes could help cut food bills – The Guardian

Posted February 16th, 2023 in advertising, complaints, food, health, news, standards by sally

‘Huel adverts that claimed its meal replacement shakes could help consumers save money during the cost of living crisis have been banned after the advertising watchdog ruled they were misleading and irresponsible.’

Full Story

The Guardian, 15th February 2023

Source: www.theguardian.com

Kaylea Titford’s father found guilty of killing her by letting her become obese – The Guardian

‘A man has been found guilty of killing his disabled daughter by allowing her to become fatally obese and die in squalor.’

Full Story

The Guardian, 7th February 2023

Source: www.theguardian.com

Girl who had limbs amputated after hospital mistake wins seven-figure payout – The Independent

Posted January 23rd, 2023 in children, compensation, families, health, hospitals, negligence, news, personal injuries by tracey

‘A girl who had all four of her limbs amputated after she was wrongfully discharged from hospital has won a multimillion-pound payout.’

Full Story

The Independent, 22nd January 2023

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Illegal vapes are biggest threat on High Street, say Trading Standards – BBC News

Posted January 19th, 2023 in advertising, children, health, news, smoking, standards by tracey

‘Shops selling illegal vapes and the sale of vaping products to children are the top threats on the UK’s High Streets, according to Trading Standards officials.’

Full Story

BBC News, 19th January 2023

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Anti-strikes bill to be introduced to Parliament – BBC News

‘The government will introduce a bill to Parliament on Tuesday which would ensure public sector services maintain minimum service levels during strike action.’

Full Story

BBC News, 10th January 2023

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Challenging the Right to Strike: the UK Transport Strikes (Minimum Service Levels) Bill – Oxford Human Rights Hub

‘The Transport Strikes (Minimum Service Levels) Bill, currently passing through the UK Parliament, seeks to establish minimum service levels for transport provision following widespread industrial action on the country’s railways. The UK government describes the Bill as necessary ‘to keep Britain moving during transport strikes’. While the legislation’s effectiveness has been questioned elsewhere, the Bill also raises several issues in relation to international human rights law, some of which will be the focus of this blog post.’

Full Story

Oxford Human Rights Hub, 9th January 2023

Source: ohrh.law.ox.ac.uk

Anti-strike law could be brought forward as government tries to end disputes – The Guardian

‘Anti-strike legislation is expected to be brought forward later this week, as Rishi Sunak’s government scrambles to get a grip of the ongoing industrial disputes.’

Full Story

The Guardian, 4th January 2023

Source: www.theguardian.com

Kaylea Titford: Mother admits manslaughter of obese daughter – BBC News

‘A mother has admitted the manslaughter of her teenage daughter after letting her become morbidly obese.’

Full Story

BBC News, 20th December 2022

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Council told to pay £15k over failures in relation to provision of suitable alternative education – Local Government Lawyer

Posted November 28th, 2022 in children, compensation, education, health, local government, news, ombudsmen, school children by tracey

‘A child from West Sussex who was unable to attend school missed out on education after the council failed to provide a suitable alternative, an investigation by the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman has revealed.’

Full Story

Local Government Lawyer, 25th November 2022

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Mum’s sepsis warning after diagnosis delay at Cambridgeshire hospitals – BBC News

Posted November 22nd, 2022 in delay, doctors, health, hospitals, medical treatment, negligence, news by sally

‘A mother-of-two had “extensive amputation surgery” after a hospital trust failed to recognise and treat her sepsis sooner, an investigation found.’

Full Story

BBC News, 21st November 2022

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

UK medical devices law reforms delayed till 2024 – OUT-LAW.com

Posted October 31st, 2022 in brexit, delay, EC law, health, medical treatment, medicines, news by tracey

‘New UK medical device regulations are to be brought into force by July 2024 – a year later than originally anticipated, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has confirmed.’

Full Story

OUT-LAW.com, 28th October 2022

Source: www.pinsentmasons.com