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No compensation for loss arising from a claimant's criminal activity: Part 2

No compensation for loss arising from a claimant's criminal activity: Part 2

In December 2016 we successfully defended a clinical negligence claim where the Claimant's loss arose from her own criminal conduct. The Claimant alle ...

Recent UK Court of Appeal decision on Fitness to Practise General Optical Council -v- Matthew Clarke

Recent UK Court of Appeal decision on Fitness to Practise General Optical Council -v- Matthew Clarke

The UK Court of Appeal recently gave judgment in a decision that provides an interesting interpretation of the law in relation to impairment of fitnes ...

MedTech and the Brexit White Paper

MedTech and the Brexit White Paper

"Brexit means Brexit". But what does Brexit mean for the Medical Technology ("MedTech") sector of the UK economy, a sector which is, in legal terms, c ...

PCRS:  What to expect when they're inspecting

PCRS: What to expect when they're inspecting

Pharmacists who provide services on behalf of the Primary Care Reimbursement Service ("PCRS") agree to a number of terms and conditions as part of the ...

Professional Regulation Update: Report of the Rapid Policy Review in the UK on Gross Negligence Manslaughter in Healthcare

Professional Regulation Update: Report of the Rapid Policy Review in the UK on Gross Negligence Manslaughter in Healthcare

A report of the Rapid Policy Review in the UK on Gross Negligence Manslaughter in Healthcare

Deaths Scrutiny:  Change Edges Closer

Deaths Scrutiny: Change Edges Closer

It's been a long time coming, but the government has just published its response to the consultation it ran two years ago on significant changes to wh ...

70 years of the NHS: the rise of patient choice

70 years of the NHS: the rise of patient choice

The NHS has seen many changes since its inception in 1948. Here, DAC Beachcroft partners Corinne Slingo and Hamza Drabu, look back at the key moments ...

Junior Doctors: 90 years of consultant advice in 7 minutes

Junior Doctors: 90 years of consultant advice in 7 minutes

The NHS is valued by patients for its quality of care and is considered to be one of the leading health and care services in the world. However, occas ...

How Freedom to Speak Up Guardians are giving health sector staff a voice

How Freedom to Speak Up Guardians are giving health sector staff a voice

With 500 Freedom to Speak Up Guardians working across the NHS and independent sectors, DAC Beachcroft looks at whether they are perceived as as critic ...

Estates outsourcing or insourcing in the NHS?

Estates outsourcing or insourcing in the NHS?

When a contractor goes into liquidation, a replacement contractor will need to be procured by the relevant NHS organisation, however, in doing so ther ...