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COVID-19: Upper Tribunal, Lands Chamber Guidance

COVID-19: Upper Tribunal, Lands Chamber Guidance

For our clients and colleagues alike, there is now welcome guidance on the conduct of proceedings in the Upper Tribunal, Lands Chamber (“the Tribunal” ...

Can a Refusal to Engage in ADR be Justified?

Can a Refusal to Engage in ADR be Justified?

If reasons are given for the refusal to engage in ADR, the reasons should be explained to the other side (and, in many cases, the Court); if the reaso ...

A short guide to the key COVID-19 legal developments in the health sector

A short guide to the key COVID-19 legal developments in the health sector

In light of the national COVID19 emergency, our health sector clients are under enormous pressure, facing a range of decisions that need to be made at ...

Key COVID-19 legal developments in the health sector: Critical Care – NICE Guidance

Key COVID-19 legal developments in the health sector: Critical Care – NICE Guidance

New NICE guidance published on 20 March supports clinical decision making for those making challenging decisions around which patients to escalate to ...

Key COVID-19 legal developments in the health sector: Implications for Coroners

Key COVID-19 legal developments in the health sector: Implications for Coroners

The Chief Coroner has reminded coroners of the guidance to the Notification of Death Regulations 2019 which provides: “24.A death is typically conside ...

Key COVID-19 legal developments in the health sector: Changes to the Mental Health Act (MHA), and the power to detain and isolate

Key COVID-19 legal developments in the health sector: Changes to the Mental Health Act (MHA), and the power to detain and isolate

Schedule 7 of the Coronavirus Bill includes changes to the MHA with significant implications for mental health service providers. In summary the chang ...

Key COVID-19 legal developments in the health sector: Key Q&As relevant to the health workforce

Key COVID-19 legal developments in the health sector: Key Q&As relevant to the health workforce

Can we second/share staff from other NHS/non-NHS organisations to help fill short terms capacity issues caused by COVID-19? Yes. It is important that ...

Key COVID-19 legal developments in the health sector: Information governance and Covid-19

Key COVID-19 legal developments in the health sector: Information governance and Covid-19

The ICO has released some guidance on data protection issues relating to COVID-19: https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/data-protection-and-coronaviru ...

Key COVID-19 legal developments in the health sector: streamlined governance to respond to an emergency

Key COVID-19 legal developments in the health sector: streamlined governance to respond to an emergency

Many organisations are concerned about their abilities to take urgent decisions within the current legislative framework. Whist NHS organisations will ...

Key COVID-19 legal developments in the health sector: Contracting

Key COVID-19 legal developments in the health sector: Contracting

In light of the COVID19 implications, many commercial arrangements between parties may change dramatically in practice. One key question that often ar ...