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Is your firm ready for the regulatory impact of the whiplash reforms?

Is your firm ready for the regulatory impact of the whiplash reforms?

Personal injury practitioners will be familiar with the whiplash reforms which were introduced by the Civil Liability Act 2018 (CLA) and which came in ...

One minute with... John Dunlop

One minute with... John Dunlop

Our Head of Tax and Incentives, John Dunlop, was recently interviewed by the Tax Journal. 

Housebuilder Tip of the Month - Don’t assume that your responsibility for defects ends on the expiry of the DLP

Housebuilder Tip of the Month - Don’t assume that your responsibility for defects ends on the expiry of the DLP

It is important that all parties to a contract understand the difference between the Defects Liability Period (‘DLP’) and the limitation period. These ...

GC Collective – Horizon Scanner – Summer 2021

GC Collective – Horizon Scanner – Summer 2021

DAC Beachcroft's GC Horizon Scanner is a selection of legal and regulatory developments that we consider are the most interesting and relevant to Gene ...

COVID-19 vaccinations to become mandatory for care staff

COVID-19 vaccinations to become mandatory for care staff

Yesterday afternoon, Matt Hancock confirmed to Parliament that COVID-19 vaccinations are to become compulsory for staff in care homes in England. Cons ...

NHS England & Improvement release Integrated Care System Design Framework

NHS England & Improvement release Integrated Care System Design Framework

Yesterday saw the publication of NHS England and NHS Improvement’s ICS Design Framework. Subject to the passage of legislation, the framework describe ...

Medical Agency Costs Ruled Irrecoverable Under The Fixed Costs Regime

Medical Agency Costs Ruled Irrecoverable Under The Fixed Costs Regime

Deputy District Judge Akers, sitting in the County Court at St. Helens, has given a judgment in a fixed costs case, Powles v Hemmings F20YM309 (23rd A ...

Health Employment Matters - June 2021

Health Employment Matters - June 2021

DAC Beachcroft's Employment Matters focuses on some of the most interesting cases and events occurring within the Employment Law sector.

Discrimination: A constructive dismissal may be discriminatory even where the last straw is not discriminatory

Discrimination: A constructive dismissal may be discriminatory even where the last straw is not discriminatory

The EAT has held that if discriminatory acts play a sufficient part in the overall course of conduct a constructive dismissal may be discriminatory. T ...

Health and safety dismissals: Dismissals for causing "upset and friction" when carrying out health and safety activities

Health and safety dismissals: Dismissals for causing "upset and friction" when carrying out health and safety activities

The EAT has held that the dismissal of an employee for causing “upset and friction” when implementing a new safety procedure was automatically unfair. ...