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Key COVID-19 legal developments in the health sector: Increasing capacity and patient flow – Hospital Discharge Guidance

Key COVID-19 legal developments in the health sector: Increasing capacity and patient flow – Hospital Discharge Guidance

  On 19 March 2020, the Department of Health issued emergency guidance for hospital discharge (“Guidance”)  designed to improve patient flow and incre ...

Key COVID-19 legal developments in the health sector: Remote consultations – the new normal

Key COVID-19 legal developments in the health sector: Remote consultations – the new normal

NHSX has produced guidance about managing and sharing information appropriately, referencing the ICO statement  and the joint statement regarding how ...

COVID-19: Cyber security and resilience

COVID-19: Cyber security and resilience

In one of the most challenging weeks for businesses across the UK, the Information Commissioner’s Office published a statement recognising the unprece ...

Key COVID-19 legal developments in the health sector: Patient engagement, equalities and target duties

Key COVID-19 legal developments in the health sector: Patient engagement, equalities and target duties

Do NHS organisations still need to comply with duties around patient engagement, equalities, and for CCGs target duties under section 14P to 14Z1 of t ...

COVID-19 and Financial Distress: Duties and key considerations applicable to all directors

COVID-19 and Financial Distress: Duties and key considerations applicable to all directors

Businesses are currently facing unprecedented challenges. DAC Beachcroft is advising the NHS on COVID-19 issues, as well as many corporate clients on ...

Real Estate Tip of the Week: Be Prepared for Capital Gains Tax Payment Change

Real Estate Tip of the Week: Be Prepared for Capital Gains Tax Payment Change

From 6 April 2020, when a UK resident sells UK residential property they will only have 30 days to tell HMRC and pay any Capital Gains Tax due. This a ...

The Coronavirus Act: implications for mental health providers

The Coronavirus Act: implications for mental health providers

Schedule 8 of the Coronavirus Act 2020 (C.7) provides for amendments to the Mental Health Act (MHA), and identifies some significant implications for ...

COVID-19: The Lord Chief Justice Issues Updated Guidance for all Courts in Northern Ireland

COVID-19: The Lord Chief Justice Issues Updated Guidance for all Courts in Northern Ireland

The Lord Chief Justice has now issued updated guidance for all courts in Northern Ireland. This article outlines the most important aspects of the gui ...

Furloughed employees - businesses will help businesses by paying up to 80% of workers’ wages

Furloughed employees - businesses will help businesses by paying up to 80% of workers’ wages

On 20 March 2020 the Government announced a scheme to provide all businesses with wages for employees who are furloughed.

Scottish Court awards substantial damages in historic abuse case

Scottish Court awards substantial damages in historic abuse case

A Scottish court has made an award of damages in excess of £300,000 to a man who developed a “life-long psychiatric injury” after being physically and ...