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Case alert: High Court rejects BMA’s challenge to local safeguarding partnership’s arrangements under the Children Act 2004

Case alert: High Court rejects BMA’s challenge to local safeguarding partnership’s arrangements under the Children Act 2004

The High Court’s recent decision, in R (British Medical Association) v Northamptonshire County Council & Others [2020] EWHC 1664 (Admin), is the f ...

Swift v Carpenter

Swift v Carpenter

The long-awaited and twice adjourned appeal of Swift v Carpenter started in the Court of Appeal on 23 June 2020.

Secondary Victim Claims - Paul & Others v The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust

Secondary Victim Claims - Paul & Others v The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust

The decision in the Paul appeal was handed down last week. Mr Justice Chamberlain found that Master Cook was wrong to strike out the Claimants’ claims ...

Clinical negligence claims not based on expert evidence will be struck out

Clinical negligence claims not based on expert evidence will be struck out

The recent appeal decision in Magee v Willmott [2020] EWHC 1378 (QB) serves as a useful reminder for solicitors acting on behalf of claimants in clini ...

Barnsley Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust v MSP [2020] EWCOP 26

Barnsley Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust v MSP [2020] EWCOP 26

DAC Beachcroft was appointed to represent Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in a complex Serious Medical Treatment case; concerning whether it wa ...

DAC Beachcroft part of first ever Court of Protection Skype hearing

DAC Beachcroft part of first ever Court of Protection Skype hearing

DAC Beachcroft’s Healthcare Regulatory team recently took part in the first ever Court of Protection hearing to be heard over Skype. The COVID-19 pand ...

A’s story – a vulnerable child moved from pillar to post

A’s story – a vulnerable child moved from pillar to post

In a recently published judgment, the court has once again highlighted the extreme difficulties faced by young people with behavioural issues in our s ...

Unlocking the value of NHS patient data

Unlocking the value of NHS patient data

There is currently much excitement about the opportunities for maximising the benefit of NHS data and utilising technology.  We have advised on a numb ...

Charities Providing Care Report: Leadership, Safety and Governance

Charities Providing Care Report: Leadership, Safety and Governance

As charities provide more health and social care services, their leadership and governance will come under increasing scrutiny from regulators.

Charities Providing Care Report: The Regulators

Charities Providing Care Report: The Regulators

Charities must be able to demonstrate to regulators that they have strong systems in place to ensure they identify and act on safeguarding issues, and ...