GPs
Clinical Negligence Scheme for GPs – A Brave New World For GP Indemnity
30/05/19
One of the most significant shifts in indemnity provision within General Practice occurred as of 1 April 2019 when the Clinical Negligence Scheme for GPs (“CNSGP”) was introduced.
Health and social care
Social Housing and Care Homes – Employment Quarterly Update (May 2019)
29/05/19
Over the last few months we have seen the launch of the EU settled status scheme amid continued uncertainty over Brexit, and the publication of the latest gender pay gap reports. Read our latest employment law update for social housing and care homes.
Health and social care
Clinical Law Insight: May 2019
28/05/19
Welcome to the latest edition of Clinical Law Insight, in which we consider developments in clinical negligence claims, inquests and the healthcare advisory sector.
Health and social care
Employers must record workers’ daily working time
23/05/19
The European Court of Justice (CJEU) has ruled that employers must keep records of all hours worked by each worker in order to ensure compliance with the working time limits in the Working Time Directive.
Health and social care
Court of Appeal confirms that inquest conclusion of ‘suicide’ should be determined on balance of probabilities
21/05/19
In the case of Maughan (2018), the Divisional Court determined that the criminal standard of proof (‘beyond reasonable doubt’) is no longer required for a Coroner to return a conclusion of death resulting from suicide.
Dentists
Top 5 Legal Tips when Buying a Dental Practice
15/05/19
Capsticks’ specialist dental lawyers outline their top 5 tips for you to consider when buying a dental practice.
Health and social care
Court of Appeal rejects appeal against dismissal for improper conversations about religion with patients
14/05/19
The Court of Appeal unanimously dismissed an appeal against an ET decision where a Trust, represented by Capsticks, had dismissed the Claimant for gross misconduct after she initiated inappropriate conversations about religion with patients.
Capital Projects, Development Agreements and Procurement Rules
14/05/19
NHS clients are looking at innovative ways to seek investment in and development of their existing estate and facilities within limited budgets, but previously well-known solutions for these arrangements have been called into question.
Housing
Housing case law - May 2019 update
13/05/19
Our latest monthly roundup of must read #ukhousing case law.
Emergency services
Data Protection Act 2018: Judgment on processing for law enforcement purposes
07/05/19
Following a judicial review challenge, the High Court has concluded that an Information Sharing Agreement (ISA) between Sussex Police and the area Business Crime Reduction Partnership (BCRP) complied with the requirements of the Data Protection Act 2018.
Care Homes
Health and social care
Top Social Care insights - May 2019
02/05/19
Read our roundup of the top insights from across the social care sector.
Housing
Housing and Regeneration in Review: The Six Key Principles of the Charity Commission Guidance
29/04/19
The Charity Commission has now published its Guidance for charities with a connection to a non-charity and it is essential for all charities (and in particular charity trustees) to familiarise themselves with the content.