Housing
The social housing white paper: Chapter 1
17/11/20
Chapter 1: To be safe in your home. The long awaited social housing white paper, The Charter for Social Housing Residents, was published on 17 November—we summarise the first chapter and what this means for landlords.
Housing
The social housing white paper – an overview
17/11/20
The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government has published the social housing white paper today, focusing on health & safety and tenant empowerment. We have pulled together the key points for housing providers in this overview.
Housing
Housing case law - November 2020
17/11/20
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
Supreme Court confirms that inquest conclusion of unlawful killing and suicide can be determined on balance of probabilities
16/11/20
The Supreme Court decided that the criminal standard of proof is no longer required for an inquest to determine that a death was as a result of suicide or unlawful killing. We summarise the case, decision and what to take away.
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Lockdown 2—what this means for the workplace
06/11/20
As England enters a second lockdown, the rules relating to when an employee can/should return to the workplace are continually being updated. Government guidance issued last week has already been superseded by new versions as the situation evolves.
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Video: Positive action and workforce diversity
02/11/20
Improving workforce diversity is high on the agenda for many organisations, with employers looking closely at how they can use the positive action provisions of the Equality Act. We answer some FAQs in this video insight.
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Emergency services
NHS healthcare
Cap on public sector exit payments—Guidance and HM Treasury Direction published
30/10/20
The draft Restriction of Public Sector Exit Payments Regulations 2020, capping public sector exit payments at £95,000 will come into force on 4 November. The accompanying Government Guidance and HM Treasury Directions have now been published.
Insurance
NHS healthcare
Supreme Court reaffirms illegality doctrine in negligence claims
30/10/20
The Supreme Court confirmed that a claimant cannot recover damages for loss as a result of having committed a criminal offence, thus reinforcing the long established state of the law. We summarise the case, the decision and what it means for you.
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Video: COVID-19 and staff wellbeing
27/10/20
With the return to homeworking, employers are increasingly considering the risk to the mental health and wellbeing of staff. We look at risk assessments and employer’s statutory and common law duty of care in respect the mental health and safety of staff.
Housing
Court of Appeal ends controversy around Notices to Quit following death of a tenant
23/10/20
In a recent decision where Capsticks acted on behalf of the landlord, the Court of Appeal resolved the thorny issue concerning service of a copy of the Notice to Quit on the public trustee as well as the personal representatives.
Housing
NHS healthcare
Private health and social care
Professional regulatory
Lessons learnt from the ICO’s data protection fine against British Airways
19/10/20
The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has published its monetary penalty notice against British Airways (BA), in a sum of £20 million. We summarise the incident, the key points of the notice and what to take away.
NHS healthcare
Staff wellbeing during the pandemic and legal considerations for employers
19/10/20
The Government’s announcement that as COVID-19 infection rates rise, workers who can work from home should do so, will cause many employers to reassess their staffing requirements and refresh their efforts in respect of wellbeing.