NHS healthcare
Court of Appeal decides on assessing the value of accommodation claims
The Court of Appeal has now handed down the ruling in Swift v Carpenter and set out a new way of assessing the value of claims for accommodation. It has departed from the established methodology previously laid down in the case of Roberts v Johnstone.
Key considerations for stock transfer deals during the COVID-19 pandemic
With large numbers of homes expected to change hands over the coming 12–18 months, we consider what housing providers need to do to factor the current COVID-19 pandemic into their planning process.
Video: Stock rationalisation
We share our experience on managing a successful stock rationalisation project (including consultation) and draw on our extensive experience in the sector in this Q&A video.
Employment Tribunal rules that the Equality Act 2010 protects people who are gender fluid
An Employment Tribunal has held that people who are non-binary/gender fluid fall within the definition of the protected characteristic of gender reassignment under section 7 of the Equality Act 2010.
Shared ownership reform: What do the new proposals mean for tenants and registered providers?
As a part of the government’s strategy towards increasing home ownership, significant proposals aimed at making shared ownership more accessible have now been announced. In this insight, we explore the government’s proposals and what this means for RPs.
Housing case law - September 2020
Read our monthly housing case law update, which includes recent cases from courts in England and Wales that are relevant to the #ukhousing sector.
Medical Malpractice Review
In this review of the year so far we look at some important legal decisions and developments impacting the healthcare sector and also highlight what we can still expect to come in 2020.
Possession cases: a roundup of the current position for housing providers
With the stay on possession cases due to be lifted on 20 September 2020, we summarise where we are now, and what you need to be doing in preparation for the lifting of the stay.
NHS healthcare
Private health and social care
Who Pays? New guidance on responsibility for NHS payments to providers
The updated Who Pays? guidance sets out a framework for determining which NHS body is responsible for paying a healthcare service provider for an individual’s care or treatment. All CCGs must have regard to the guidance.
Housing case law - August 2020
Read our monthly housing case law update, which includes recent cases from courts in England and Wales that are relevant to the #ukhousing sector.
NHS healthcare
Clinical Law Insight: Summer 2020
Welcome to the latest edition of our Clinical Law Insight, in which we consider developments in clinical negligence claims, inquests and the healthcare advisory sector.
Emergency services
Key court judgment for police services considering automated facial recognition technology
The Court of Appeal has given its judgment on the lawfulness of arrangements in a police force's use of facial recognition software on members of the public. The Court has declared that aspects of the way the system was set up and deployed were unlawful.