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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Compulsory Vaccination for Care Home Workers – legislation coming into force in November – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted August 3rd, 2021 in care homes, care workers, coronavirus, news, regulations, vaccination by sally

‘The government has passed legislation compelling care homes to ensure almost all workers are vaccinated against Covid-19. It comes into force on 11 November 2021, and applies to England only.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 3rd August 2021

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Mandatory Covid-19 vaccinations in the health sector: the position across Europe – OUT-LAW.com

‘The UK government will require people working in care homes in England to have been vaccinated against Covid-19, subject to limited exemptions.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 28th July 2021

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How undocumented migrants are blocked from booking Covid vaccinations – The Independent

Posted July 16th, 2021 in coronavirus, doctors, identification, immigration, news, vaccination by tracey

‘Hundreds of thousands of undocumented migrants face being blocked from booking Covid vaccinations, it can be revealed, because GP surgeries are refusing to register them – in breach of official guidance.’

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The Independent, 16th July 2021

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A hostile environment risks undermining the jab – EIN Blog

Posted July 6th, 2021 in coronavirus, government departments, immigration, news, vaccination by sally

‘The UK government’s hostile environment policy introduced by Theresa May in May 2012 may undermine what is otherwise a successful Covid vaccination programme. This policy designed to make life so unbearable that “unwelcome migrants” would simply be forced to pack their bags and leave because they cannot access employment, healthcare, accommodation etc. could potentially leave unidentifiable swathes of people unable to access the Covid jab.’

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EIN Blog, 5th June 2021

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Court of Protection case update – Local Government Update

‘Aaqib Javed and Holly Littlewood review the latest cases of interest to Court of Protection practitioners.’

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Local Government Update, 25th June 2021

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Revise sickness policies ahead of UK winter flu – OUT-LAW.com

Posted June 24th, 2021 in coronavirus, employment, flexible working, news, sick leave, vaccination by sally

‘UK employers should revise their sickness policies before an anticipated increase in seasonal flu cases this winter to ensure lessons learned from the Covid-19 pandemic are reflected, an employment law expert has said.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 23rd June 2021

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What Are The Rights-Based Implications Of Vaccine Passports? – Each Other

Posted June 23rd, 2021 in coronavirus, equality, holidays, human rights, news, passports, vaccination by sally

‘Following news that 15 EU countries are issuing Covid-19 vaccine passports for travel, the debate over whether vaccine passports are fair is growing.’

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Each Other, 21st June 2021

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