Family left woman to die in ‘disgusting’ house – BBC News

Posted July 6th, 2018 in families, news, sentencing, suspended sentences, wilful neglect by tracey

‘A woman who was supposed to be cared for by her daughter and ex-husband was left to die in “disgusting conditions”, a court heard.’

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BBC News, 5th July 2018

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Nursery owner Claire Symons employed criminal partner – BBC News

Posted April 13th, 2018 in children, criminal records, news, vetting, wilful neglect by tracey

‘A nursery owner employed her partner who had a criminal record for battery and theft, as well as a previous caution for wilful neglect. Claire Symons was given notice her registration is to be cancelled earlier this month after an Ofsted safeguarding investigation.’

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BBC News, 13th April 2018

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Court of Protection solicitor convicted of neglect following elderly mother’s death – Legal Futures

‘An associate in a law firm’s Court of Protection team has been convicted of the wilful neglect of her own elderly mother, who died in squalor despite the solicitor having power of attorney to act on her behalf.’

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Legal Futures, 3rd April 2018

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Princess of Wales Hospital nurse neglect trial collapses – BBC News

‘The case against two hospital nurses accused of wilfully neglecting vulnerable patients has collapsed.’

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BBC News, 14th October 2015

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PM: Staff and members to face criminal offence of ‘wilful neglect’ over CSE – Local Government Lawyer

‘The Government is to consult on extending the new criminal offence of ‘wilful neglect’ of patients to children’s social care, education and elected members in a bid to eradicate “the culture of denial”, the Prime Minister has announced.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 3rd March 2015

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Ian Cram: Penalising the googling juror? – Reflections on the futility of Part 3 of the Criminal Justice and Courts Bill (2013-14) – UK Constitutional Law Association

Posted October 2nd, 2014 in bills, crime, internet, juries, news, wilful neglect by tracey

‘The hotchpotch of measures that comprises the Criminal Justice and Courts Bill is about to reach Report Stage in the House of Lords. The Bill sets out a panoply of new and controversial measures to deal with dangerous offenders, young offenders, drugs-testing in prisons, wilful neglect or ill-treatment by care workers, reforms to criminal proceedings (including the use of cautions), the possession of extreme pornographic images, civil proceedings involving judicial review (B. Jaffey & T. Hickman), personal injury cases and challenges to planning decisions. The adequacy of this miscellaneous approach to law reform will doubtless come under the fuller scrutiny that it deserves elsewhere. This blog takes as its focus provisions in Part 3 of the Bill which seeks to put on a statutory footing offences connected with private research by jurors. I suggest that resort to the criminal law constitutes a clumsy, impractical and unnecessarily punitive attempt to regulate the extra-curial activities of the modern, online juror. It is incumbent on our lawmakers to explore more imaginative responses to the undoubted problem of jurors’ access to untested, internet materials – responses that might be more obviously premised upon an appreciation of jurors’ dutiful efforts to arrive at just verdicts.’

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UK Constitutional Law Association, 2nd October 2014

Source: www.ukconstitutionallaw.org/blog

Proposed wilful neglect law may see up to 240 health prosecutions a year – The Guardian

Posted February 28th, 2014 in consultations, hospitals, news, prosecutions, wilful neglect by sally

‘Up to 240 prosecutions a year alleging wilful neglect or ill-treatment of patients could take place under a new criminal offence to be introduced in England following the Mid Staffordshire hospital scandal, the government says.’

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The Guardian, 27th February 2014

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Doctors, nurses and managers to face five years in jail if they neglect patients – The Guardian

“Doctors, nurses and NHS managers will face up to five years in jail if they are found to have wilfully neglected or mistreated patients under a new law aimed at stopping a repeat of the Mid Staffordshire hospital scandal.”

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The Guardian, 16th November 2013

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Berwick report: Danger of understaffed NHS wards can no longer be ignored after Mid Staffs scandal, Jeremy Hunt warned – The Independent

Posted August 7th, 2013 in doctors, hospitals, medical treatment, news, nurses, reports, standards, wilful neglect by sally

“Review says NHS staff responsible for ‘recklessness or wilful neglect’ of patient safety should face jail.”

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The Independent, 6th August 2013

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Related link: Improving the Safety of Patients in England (PDF)

Regina v Turbill; Regina v Broadway – WLR Daily

Posted July 16th, 2013 in appeals, care homes, jury directions, law reports, negligence, wilful neglect by sally

Regina v Turbill; Regina v Broadway [2013] WLR (D) 279

“Where a defendant who had the care of someone who lacked capacity was charged with an offence of wilful neglect it was necessary for the prosecution to prove that the negligence was wilful in that either the defendant was aware of the consequences of the negligence or could not care less as to the consequences.”

WLR Daily, 12th July 2013

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Regina v Nursing – WLR Daily

Posted December 3rd, 2012 in appeals, crime, law reports, mental health, negligence, wilful neglect by sally

Regina v Nursing [2012] EWCA Crim 2521; [2012] WLR (D) 360

“The offence of wilfully neglecting a person who lacked capacity, contrary to section 44(2) of the Mental Capacity Act 2005, was not legally uncertain. Neglect was not wilful if a defendant’s acts or omissions were or might have been motivated by the wish or sense of obligation to respect the autonomy of the person concerned.”

WLR Daily, 30th November 2012

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Abuse in care homes: corporate liability – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted October 11th, 2012 in care homes, corporate manslaughter, elderly, negligence, news, wilful neglect by sally

“It has been reported that three healthcare assistants have been charged with wilful neglect and ill treatment of patients following an investigation into the alleged abuse of elderly patients at Whipps Cross Hospital in north London.”

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 10th October 2012

Source: www.halsburyslawexchange.co.uk

Penlee Nursing Home workers sentenced for neglect – BBC News

“Two nursing home workers who were found guilty of wilfully neglecting a man who broke his hip have been sentenced to community service.”

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BBC News, 27th June 2011

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