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Legal update on the pitfalls and intricacies of medicolegal expert evidence

Legal update on the pitfalls and intricacies of medicolegal expert evidence

Medicolegal expert evidence sits at the heart of cases involving injury, and from a practitioner’s perspective building a case around expert evidence ...

Toombes v Mitchell: wrongful life v wrongful birth

Toombes v Mitchell: wrongful life v wrongful birth

Can a disabled person ever claim damages on the basis that they would not have been born but for a defendant’s negligence? This is the question that w ...

NHS Pension Scheme - No further changes will be made for annual allowance tax concerns but proposed changes relating to sexual orientation discrimination and final pay controls provisions

NHS Pension Scheme - No further changes will be made for annual allowance tax concerns but proposed changes relating to sexual orientation discrimination and final pay controls provisions

The government has concluded that no further changes need to be made to the NHS Pension Scheme (NHSPS) in relation to annual allowance tax concerns ra ...

A new delivery model for mental health

A new delivery model for mental health

While the events of 2020 and beyond have turned all aspects of healthcare on their head, few areas have been more drastically impacted than mental hea ...

Loosening the ties that bind: new NHS procurement regime proposed

Loosening the ties that bind: new NHS procurement regime proposed

On 12th February we summarised for you the top 10 takeaways from the Government’s proposals for the new Health and Social Care Bill, “Integration and ...

“Decompromising” a claim: Fraud and Part 36 settlements

“Decompromising” a claim: Fraud and Part 36 settlements

The recent judgment in Khalid Kasem v University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust [2021] EWHC 136 (QB) saw the court addressing the issue ...

How to prepare for remote hearings and Trials during the pandemic

How to prepare for remote hearings and Trials during the pandemic

On 22 March 2020, the Judiciary published a Protocol on how to conduct hearings remotely to help ensure public safety and social distancing in light o ...

What does the future hold for CQC regulation? - Have your say

What does the future hold for CQC regulation? - Have your say

The window of opportunity is still open (until 4 March, when the consultation closes) to influence how the CQC will regulate health and social care pr ...

Top 10 Points to note from the NHS White Paper

Top 10 Points to note from the NHS White Paper

On 11 February 2021, the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) published its legislative proposals for a new Health and Care Bill, “Integration ...

CRU repayments found to be non-compliant with Insurers’ property rights under European Convention on Human Rights

CRU repayments found to be non-compliant with Insurers’ property rights under European Convention on Human Rights

In this article we consider the recent decision of the High Court from November 2020 in the case R (on the application of Aviva Insurance Ltd and Swis ...