Everyone in – Lambeth lacking a policy – Nearly Legal

‘While in some ways this is a decision on an historic context (hopefully), there is a lot in this judgment on local authority approaches to housing in a public health emergency to consider.’

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Nearly Legal, 26th June 2022

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Court of Protection judge calls for further evidence in Covid-19 vaccination case – Local Government Lawyer

‘A Court of Protection judge has taken what he called the “rare step” of seeking more evidence before making a ruling over whether a man with severe disabilities should be given the Covid-19 vaccination.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 26th May 2022

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High Court throws out negligence claim over MMR vaccine advice – Legal Futures

‘The potential negligence of a QC and high-profile law firm to advise a client on limitation was irrelevant as the underlying claim would not have succeeded anyway, the High Court has ruled.’

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Legal Futures, 25th April 2022

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Article by Jonathan Lewis – Non-party disclosure orders in judicial review proceedings (R (AB) v Secretary of State for Health and Social Care) – Henderson Chambers

‘Two children sought permission to judicially review various decisions made by the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care relating to provision of coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccines to children. To pursue their claim, they sought disclosure of various statistics from the Office for National Statistics (the ONS). As the ONS was not a party to proceedings, they made an application under CPR 31.17 for disclosure. Mr Justice Swift dismissed that application on the basis that the information sought was not necessary for the fair determination of the questions of law raised by the pleaded case.’

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Henderson Chambers, 31st March 2022

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GPs attack “bullying” solicitors over Covid exemption letters – Legal Futures

Posted March 29th, 2022 in coronavirus, doctors, news, solicitors, vaccination by sally

‘The British Medical Association (BMA) has accused solicitors of bullying GPs by threatening legal action if the doctor does not provide a Covid vaccination exemption for their client.’

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Legal Futures, 29th March 2022

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Do Compulsory Covid-19 Vaccination Policies Threaten Our Rights? – Each Other

Posted February 1st, 2022 in consent, coronavirus, medical treatment, news, vaccination by sally

‘The government is being criticised in some quarters for pushing ahead with a tight deadline for all NHS staff in frontline roles to get their first Covid-19 vaccination, with critics saying that it could result in staff shortages.’

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Each Other, 1st February 2022

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Court of Protection authorises vaccination of autistic boy despite parental objections – Local Government Lawyer

‘The benefits of vaccination against Covid-19 for a child with autism, severe learning disability and asthma “significantly outweigh” the possible risks, the Court of Protection has found, despite objections from the boy’s parents.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 10th January 2022

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Children: Public Law Update (Winter 2022) – Family Law Week

‘John Tughan QC of 4PB considers recent judgments that public law child lawyers need to know about.’

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Family Law Week, 7th January 2022

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Unorthodox Covid Views and Medical Regulation – Richard Smith – UK Human Rights Blog

‘White v General Medical Council [2021] EWHC 3286 (Admin) (03 December 2021). A case in which the High Court reminds the regulator of requirements for imposing curbs on free speech.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 7th December 2021

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Man who glued lock of Gorleston vaccine centre is jailed – BBC News

Posted December 2nd, 2021 in coronavirus, criminal damage, news, sentencing, vaccination by sally

‘A man who put superglue on the lock of a Covid-19 vaccination centre, preventing 504 people from getting jabs, has been jailed for 12 weeks.’

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BBC News, 1st December 2021

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Mandatory vaccination for care home workers not unlawful nor in breach of ECHR – UK Human Rights Blog

‘Peters & Anor, R (On the application of) the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care & Anor [2021] EWHC 3182 (Admin), 2 November 2021. This was a renewed application by the claimants for permission to proceed with a judicial review challenge to the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) (Coronavirus) Regulations 2021, which requires a registered person who runs a regulated activity in a care home to ensure that any person entering the premises has been vaccinated, unless for clinical reasons that person is exempt.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 26th November 2021

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Fighting ever increasing odds against a draconian intervention – and when is a without notice hearing acceptable? – Local Government Lawyer

‘The Court of Protection recently ordered that a woman with late onset vascular dementia be transferred to a residential care home after relations between her son and care workers broke down. Alex Ruck Keene analyses the ruling.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 26th November 2021

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Covid passes: Swansea cinema faces court over law breach – BBC News

Posted November 25th, 2021 in coronavirus, health & safety, local government, news, vaccination, Wales by sally

‘A cinema owner who defied the law by refusing to ask for Covid passes is facing court action.’

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BBC News, 24th November 2021

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Consultation for vaccine passports – England – Law & Religion UK

‘Late on 27 September 2021, the Department of Health and Social Care issued the Consultation Proposal for mandatory COVID certification in a Plan B scenario: call for evidence, asking for responses by 11 October, although it encourages stakeholders to submit views as quickly as possible in case there is need to introduce certification, as part of Plan B, at short notice.’

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Law & Religion UK, 28th September 2021

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To jab or not to jab? Covid vaccination dilemmas – Law Society’s Gazette

‘The main challenges to compulsory vaccination policies come from unfair dismissal and discrimination law. Unfair dismissal claims are available to employees with two years’ service. Claims would hinge upon the issue of whether an employee’s refusal to comply with a vaccination policy is a ‘substantial reason’ sufficient to justify their dismissal.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 27th September 2021

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Covid teams can vaccinate pupils against parents’ wishes, schools told – The Guardian

Posted September 16th, 2021 in children, consent, coronavirus, news, school children, vaccination by tracey

‘Healthcare staff can decide whether children get a Covid vaccine against the wishes of their parents, according to government guidelines published on Wednesday that left some headteachers fearing protests at the school gates.’

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The Guardian, 15th September 2021

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Court of Protection approves Covid vaccine for man lacking capacity, but declines to authorise booster dose without another hearing – Local Government Lawyer

‘A Court of Protection judge has approved the giving of the first and second dose of a Covid-19 vaccination to a man who lacks capacity, but has declined to authorise in advance the administration of a booster dose.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 16th August 2021

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COVID-19 vaccine fraudster jailed – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted August 16th, 2021 in assault, coronavirus, fraud, guilty pleas, news, sentencing, vaccination by tracey

‘A fraudster has been jailed at Kingston Crown Court today for pretending to offer a 92-year-old victim a COVID vaccine in exchange for money.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 13th August 2021

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Quarantine hotel rules face legal challenge – BBC News

‘A law firm representing travellers is challenging the UK’s quarantine hotel policy and seeking a judicial review.’

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BBC News, 12th August 2021

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Bosses battle over rights and wrongs of ‘no jab, no job’ – The Guardian

Posted August 9th, 2021 in coronavirus, employment, human rights, news, unfair dismissal, vaccination by tracey

‘While big-name US firms can compel their staff to be vaccinated against Covid, in the UK the issue is a legal and moral minefield.’

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The Guardian, 8th August 2021

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