Insurance
Clinical Trials and Tribulations
18/05/20
Clinical trials, by their very nature, involve an element of risk for both those undertaking or sponsoring the trial and those participating in it. We consider some key medico legal issues arising from compensation claims associated with such trials.
NHS healthcare
Private health and social care
COVID-19: Social care FAQs on Deprivation of Liberty and movement in the community
18/05/20
This FAQ provides a summary of the current position and the factors which care providers, care co-ordinators and commissioners of community care need to be aware of and actively consider when looking at the care and treatment service users are receiving.
COVID-19: CQC and the Emergency Support Framework
18/05/20
Having suspended its inspection regime in March following the COVID-19 outbreak, CQC has now launched a new Emergency Support Framework (ESF). We explore the key features of the ESF and what this means for you in this insight.
Housing
Housing Case Law Update - May 2020
18/05/20
Read our monthly housing case law update, which includes recent cases from courts in England and Wales that are relevant to the #ukhousing sector.
All
Returning to work in the time of COVID-19
14/05/20
The Government has published guidance to assist those who are returning to work following the announcement this week of the COVID-19 recovery strategy.
Housing
Returning to work in the time of COVID-19 – implications for the housing sector
14/05/20
The Government has published guidance to assist those who are returning to work following the announcement this week of the COVID-19 recovery strategy.
Housing
Video: Safeguarding adults during the COVID-19 pandemic
14/05/20
Safeguarding adults continues to be a priority for housing providers as they face more challenges in keeping vulnerable residents safe. Chris Grose, highlights emerging safeguarding trends and provides some ways to ensure vulnerable adults are protected.
Primary care
The Network Contract DES 2020/21: Is your primary care network enrolling?
14/05/20
We answer key questions about the Network Contract Directed Enhanced Service (DES) 2020/21, and the obligations on practices and commissioners and grants various entitlements to practices.
Housing
Update: Community Infrastructure Levy in respect of phased planning
13/05/20
The COVID-19 pandemic is causing strain on every aspect of society and we are unlikely to revert back to the ‘norm’ in the immediate future. Adapting to this unprecedented time will be key to ensure business runs as smoothly as possible.
Housing
The ‘stay’ stays: Court of Appeal confirms legality of CPR PD51Z
12/05/20
The Court of Appeal has dismissed an appeal by which a challenge was bought to the legality of the 90-day stay imposed on possession proceedings by CPR PD51Z.
Housing
Nitrates – measuring the impact of development and mitigation requirements in the Solent region
07/05/20
We summarise the advice from Natural England and set out the methods used to measure nitrogen output of new developments in the Solent region, and the steps that developers and landowners need to take against the impact on designated sites.
Housing
The Land Registry’s amendments to the Practice Guideline on the virtual execution of documents and deeds
05/05/20
As from 4 May 2020 the Land Registry has amended Practice Guideline 8 on the execution of documents (new section 12) in relation to the admissibility for registration of deeds and documents executed by virtual means. We summarise the new process here.