Health and social care
Supreme Court rejects appeal in Pimlico Plumbers case
15/06/18
An insight into the highly publicised case on worker status, Pimlico Plumbers v Smith.
Health and social care
Revised section 40 of the Freedom of Information Act
11/06/18
Due to the Data Protection Act 2018 and GDPR, there are consequential changes to s. 40 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
Health and social care
Court of Appeal decision on duty to warn of risks of surgery
07/06/18
The Court of Appeal has provided further clarification on a doctor’s duty to disclose material risks to a patient.
Health and social care
Court maintains the suspension of a healthcare procurement in Lancashire Care case
04/06/18
For the first time the Court accepts that certain losses which were considerable but not catastrophic for the losing bidder could still not be adequately compensated by money.
Health and social care
EAT holds that dismissal without warning was fair even where no act of gross misconduct
30/05/18
The EAT has found that a Claimant’s summary dismissal, without any existing warnings, was fair even though he had not committed any single act of gross misconduct.
Health and social care
Insurance
Judge finds DePuy metal-on-metal hip implant not “defective”
25/05/18
The Court handed down judgement in what is already being described as a landmark case for product litigation.
Health and social care
Reclaiming community estate overage
23/05/18
An insight into one of the key Government responses for NHS trusts and FTs that hold community estate.
Health and social care
Shared parental leave and discrimination – the latest from the EAT
18/05/18
An insight into the question of whether a man taking shared parental leave is entitled to the same rate of pay as a female employee taking maternity leave.
Health and social care
GDPR – an essential guide for claims handlers
14/05/18
GDPR is an evolution of the earlier law set out in the Data Protection Act 1998 and many of the principles are similar. However, individuals have enhanced rights, and there are some more onerous obligations on organisations to demonstrate compliance.
Health and social care
High Court declares Senior Coroner’s ‘cab rank’ policy for handling burials unlawful
04/05/18
The Administrative Court has handed down a ruling that it is unlawful for coroners to ignore the requirements of faith communities when considering post-mortem management of bodies subject to their control.
Health and social care
Trust’s monitoring arrangements did not breach junior doctors’ contracts of employment
26/04/18
In this significant decision for NHS employers nationally, the High Court has reviewed the approach taken by numerous NHS Trusts to the monitoring of junior doctor rotas.
Health and social care
Intellectual property and the NHS
18/04/18
Read our insight into claims brought by independent / private health providers on Intellectual property issues