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Appeal decision calls into question the merit of early Summary Judgment Applications - Hewes v West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust & Others

Appeal decision calls into question the merit of early Summary Judgment Applications - Hewes v West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust & Others

In June we reported a successful Summary Judgment application by the Defendant in Hewes v West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust & Others. We must ...

Latest on when to go to court in 'no dispute' treatment cases

Latest on when to go to court in 'no dispute' treatment cases

Although the Supreme Court decided earlier this year in 'Y' that it is not mandatory to seek court approval before withdrawing clinically assisted nut ...

Health Adviser Issue 19

Health Adviser Issue 19

The latest version of our Health Adviser magazine is now available online, click on the articles below to find out more. Health Adviser is an industry ...

CANH withdrawal: who decides?

CANH withdrawal: who decides?

A new Supreme Court ruling means clinicians do not have to go to a judge to withdraw food and drink for people in a persistent vegetative state and ot ...

How the Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill will improve the protection of vulnerable people

How the Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill will improve the protection of vulnerable people

The Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill is the Government response to widespread recognition that the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) scheme is ...

What impact are emergencies having on the health sector?

What impact are emergencies having on the health sector?

With medical emergencies topping the list of medical negligence claims, Radhika Holmström examines the pressures on emergency staff and looks at how s ...

What does a ‘no deal Brexit’ really mean for the health sector?

What does a ‘no deal Brexit’ really mean for the health sector?

With Brexit fast approaching, Caroline White asks what contingency plans are in place for medical supply chains, staffing and health sector funding.

Is the NHS facing a leadership crisis?

Is the NHS facing a leadership crisis?

According to a recent report there is a crisis at the top of NHS management. The relentless pressures of the job mean that the median tenure of a chie ...

CCG ICO update article

CCG ICO update article

It's been over three months since the GDPR came into force. Here we look at some of the new case law and updated guidance from the ICO regarding data ...

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 ...