Rogue employees and data breaches – when is an employer liable?
Health and social care
The Supreme Court has determined that an otherwise blameless employer should not be vicariously liable where a rogue employee stole HR information relating to colleagues, as part of a vendetta against his employer.
COVID-19: Real estate FAQs
The COVID-19 pandemic is creating a number of challenges for landlords and tenants, and we are advising on the issues arising from the restrictions in place. Here we set out the FAQs together with some practical options.
COVID-19: How to keep a planning permission alive
COVID-19 may result in planning and construction projects being halted by the authorities. We have identified key struggles housing providers will face when aiming to keep their planning permission, and set out a proactive approach to overcome each issue.
COVID-19 and the Mental Capacity Act
COVID-19 poses significant resource and logistics challenges for all those who work with protected parties who lack capacity under the Mental Capacity Act 2005. Here we explore how the principles of the MCA 2005, are to operate in a COVID-19 environment.
COVID-19: Discharge processes
The anticipated strain on acute beds, as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, has meant that hospitals need to ensure beds are used only for those patients strictly in need of in-hospital clinical care.
COVID-19 and the Continuing Healthcare (CHC) funding
The Coronavirus Act 2020 effectively suspends CCG’s and NHS Trust’s duties to carry out assessments under Regulations 21 and 28 of the NHS Commissioning Board and Clinical Commissioning Groups Regulations 2012, and the CHC Framework.
COVID-19: The new gas safety guidance – a risk based approach
Due to COVID-19, many social landlords have been clarifying their responsibilities to The Gas Safety Regulations. The new guidance emphasises the need to engage with tenants in a “pragmatic, common-sense approach” to meet regulatory requirements.