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Service of Proceedings: Is there a duty to correct your opponent’s mistake

Service of Proceedings: Is there a duty to correct your opponent’s mistake

In Woodward & another v Phoenix Healthcare Distribution Ltd1 the Court of Appeal applied the Supreme Court’s decision in Barton2 and found that th ...

CMA investigates highly anticipated hospital acquisition

CMA investigates highly anticipated hospital acquisition

The UK’s competition watchdog, the Competition and Markets Authority (‘CMA’), is currently investigating the anticipated acquisition by Aintree Univer ...

Reforming Regulation of Healthcare Professionals: A Step Forward?

Reforming Regulation of Healthcare Professionals: A Step Forward?

What does the future hold for the regulation of healthcare professionals? The government’s recent response to the consultation it ran on reforming the ...

Secrets and lies: dishonest exaggeration in clinical negligence claims

Secrets and lies: dishonest exaggeration in clinical negligence claims

NHS Resolution's recent success in the Lesley Elder case highlights the increasing importance of undertaking investigations where there are genuine qu ...

Successful defence of a consent case in the Court of Appeal

Successful defence of a consent case in the Court of Appeal

It is increasingly common for clinical negligence claims to involve allegations around consent, but as this recent Court of Appeal judgment demonstrat ...

Health Adviser: Issue 20

Health Adviser: Issue 20

The latest version of our Health Adviser magazine is now available online, click on the articles below to find out more. DAC Beachcroft’s Health Advis ...

Can mental health support teams help with the surge in demand for services within UK schools?

Can mental health support teams help with the surge in demand for services within UK schools?

Schools will soon begin piloting a scheme that will see support teams work with children in a bid to address concerns surrounding mental health in you ...

Replacing the DoLS regime - End in sight?

Replacing the DoLS regime - End in sight?

The long road to replacing the current Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) has just passed another major milestone, with the legislative framewor ...

Lower threshold for suicide conclusions upheld by Court of Appeal

Lower threshold for suicide conclusions upheld by Court of Appeal

Before July 2018, it had been settled law going back decades that coroners/juries had to be ‘sure’ that the deceased intended their actions to result ...

Boost for retirement housing supply

Boost for retirement housing supply

The Government has now responded to the Law Commission’s recommendations on event fees in retirement properties, confirming that it will enact the Law ...