Articles - DAC Beachcroft

Articles

Health and Social Care - NHS/Public Sector

More ‘suicide’ and ‘unlawful killing’ inquest conclusions ahead?

More ‘suicide’ and ‘unlawful killing’ inquest conclusions ahead?

How sure does a coroner/inquest jury have to be about the circumstances of a death in order to reach a conclusion of ‘suicide’ or ‘unlawful killing’?

Prevention of Future Deaths Reports - Impact of Revised Guidance?

Prevention of Future Deaths Reports - Impact of Revised Guidance?

Prevention of Future Deaths Reports (PFDs) made by coroners to address concerns arising from inquests can provide powerful leverage for change, althou ...

No compensation for loss arising from a claimant’s criminal activity: the final chapter

No compensation for loss arising from a claimant’s criminal activity: the final chapter

This morning (30 October 2020) the Supreme Court has handed down its judgment in Ecila Henderson v Dorset Healthcare University NHS Foundation Trust. ...

Recoverability of inquest costs – what constitutes an ‘admission’?

Recoverability of inquest costs – what constitutes an ‘admission’?

In this article we look at the recent case of Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service v. Veevers [2020] EWHC 2550 (Comm) which is the latest case t ...

NHS supplier claims for COVID-19 related costs

NHS supplier claims for COVID-19 related costs

Suppliers can claim payments from NHS Trusts for COVID-19 related costs under Guidance which has recently been issued and approved by NHS England and ...

E-mailing MHA forms:  Making sense of the changes coming soon

E-mailing MHA forms: Making sense of the changes coming soon

With a view to moving with the times and reflecting our increasing reliance on technology in light of Covid-19, the government is making some changes ...

Medical Cannabis and CBD: challenges and opportunities

Medical Cannabis and CBD: challenges and opportunities

Global interest in medical cannabis is booming as legal restraints on production and use are eased and, despite the COVID-19 crisis, this acceleration ...

Medical Cannabis and CBD in the UK

Medical Cannabis and CBD in the UK

There are growing calls for wider access to medical cannabis, but a lack of hard evidence surrounding its safety means many doctors are unwilling to p ...

Medical Cannabis and CBD: a view from the professional bodies

Medical Cannabis and CBD: a view from the professional bodies

With cost and safety issues looming large, moving forward will require a range of different approaches – from alternatives to traditional trials, to t ...

Medical Cannabis and CBD: opportunities for investors

Medical Cannabis and CBD: opportunities for investors

Companies are putting the pieces in place to benefit once the industry does take off, although legislation and regulation means UK investors remain ca ...