New legislation may mean more clinical trials, but ‘lighter touch’ regulation and some simplified procedures
The government’s response to the Medicines and Healthcare Regulatory Authority’s 2022 consultation on the future shape of clinical trials is awaited.
Legal liabilities for transport of the future: e-scooters and self-driving vehicles
The government plans to introduce a Transport Bill this year which is likely to propose legislation to allow the use of private e-scooters on public roads (currently illegal).
Fixed recoverable costs (FRCs) – timetable delayed
FRCs in money claims (except clinical negligence) will not be implemented until October 2023 – a second extension of six months on the original timetable.
Civil Procedure Rules Committee (CPRC) may be the bearer of good news for defendants
Defendants may soon be able to enforce their costs against a claimant’s costs or damages obtained pursuant to a settlement.
Government issues six-week deadline for developers to sign up to remediation contract
Michael Gove has announced that property developers have six weeks to enter into a ‘remediation contract’ with the government or else face “significant consequences”.
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Housing Case Law – January 2023
Our team of housing specialists summarises the latest cases and court decisions in one practical update, so you can devote more time to supporting your tenants.
Case study
Phased redevelopment at a busy London NHS acute hospital
In order to future proof the site, North Middlesex University Hospital needed to develop new and expanded clinical facilities, whilst also replacing ageing office accommodation used for various core support functions.
Government launches review of police officer dismissal process
On 18 January 2023 the Home Office launched a review of the police officer dismissal process to ensure it is effective at removing those who are not fit to serve the public.
The Court of Appeal has made its first decision on a COVID-19 related dismissal – here’s what employers can take away
In the case of Rodgers v Leeds Laser Cutting Ltd, the Court of Appeal (CA) had its first opportunity to consider the fairness of a COVID-19 related dismissal. We explain in this insight what employers can learn from the case.
Government plans to introduce minimum service levels in key sectors during strike action
The Government has responded to the recent strike action being taken in a number of sectors, including the NHS, with controversial proposals to require compliance by workers and unions with minimum service levels (MSLs) during strike action.
NHS England publishes new priorities and operational planning guidance
On 23 December 2022, NHS England published the 2023/24 priorities and operational planning guidance. In this insight, we summarise the key points and what has changed since the 2022/23 and how it has been received.
NHS Provider Selection Regime - it will not be in force in 2023
NHS England published an update on their website confirming that the NHS Provider Selection Regime is not expected to be in use in time for the 2023/2024 NHS contracting round.