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2018

DAC Beachcroft Spotlight: 2018 Health and Safety in numbers

DAC Beachcroft Spotlight: 2018 Health and Safety in numbers

As we begin to approach the end of 2018, it is that time of year again when everyone begins to feel festive and the HSE release their annual statistic ...

Wrongful birth: clinical negligence compensation for poor advice

Wrongful birth: clinical negligence compensation for poor advice

Consider the following scenario: expectant parents attend an antenatal clinic where they are told that the fetus is healthy. This advice is negligentl ...

New, wide-ranging guidance on CANH decisions: What do you need to be doing?

New, wide-ranging guidance on CANH decisions: What do you need to be doing?

DAC Beachcroft explore how all clinicians, NHS Trusts, CCGs and independent healthcare providers need to be aware of important new guidance from the B ...

"Evasive, vague and misleading" = fundamental dishonesty, Claimant left with £8500 debt to pay

"Evasive, vague and misleading" = fundamental dishonesty, Claimant left with £8500 debt to pay

This was a particularly interesting case handled by DAC Beachcroft's Counter-Fraud Department on behalf of the Defendant, a Direct Line Group company. ...

Mental Health Act Review - Impact in Practice?

Mental Health Act Review - Impact in Practice?

What does the future hold for the Mental Health Act? With the full report of the government-commissioned independent review of the Mental Health Act n ...

New immigration rules for Tier 1 (Investor) visas

New immigration rules for Tier 1 (Investor) visas

It is very likely the Home Office will introduce new rules that will make Tier 1 (Investor) visas more difficult to obtain, which will come into force ...

Real Estate - Tip of the Week: S Franses Ltd v The Cavendish Hotel (London) Ltd - Cruel Intentions?

Real Estate - Tip of the Week: S Franses Ltd v The Cavendish Hotel (London) Ltd - Cruel Intentions?

On Wednesday the Supreme Court handed down its eagerly awaited judgment in S Franses Ltd -v- The Cavendish Hotel (London) Ltd, providing important gui ...

Regulating NHS provider-owned companies – NHS Improvement issues updated guidance

Regulating NHS provider-owned companies – NHS Improvement issues updated guidance

NHSI has now issued guidance (the “Guidance”) which is effective from 26 November 2018. The substance of the proposals, as detailed in the consultatio ...

Protecting trade secrets under the Trade Secrets Directive

Protecting trade secrets under the Trade Secrets Directive

Confidential information has long been protected in the UK under contract and the common law of confidence, with no restriction on the type of informa ...

Breach of Contract: Foundation trust did not breach consultant's contract when it investigated its concerns outside the MHPS framework

Breach of Contract: Foundation trust did not breach consultant's contract when it investigated its concerns outside the MHPS framework

The High Court has held that the provisions of MHPS were not incorporated into a consultant's contract and that the Foundation Trust was not in breach ...