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15 / Jul / 2022

Landmark Health and Social Care Insight – The latest update on developments in health and social care law from Landmark Chambers

Posted by Newsletter Editorial Team
15 / Jul / 2022

Clinical Commissioning Groups are now abolished and are replaced with Integrated Care Boards

Posted by David Lock QC
13 / Jul / 2022

Section 117 aftercare guidance issued

Posted by Leon Glenister
13 / Jul / 2022

Changes on the way to reconfiguration of local NHS services

Posted by David Lock QC
13 / Jul / 2022

Investigating harmful sexual behaviour: A practical guide for schools (in a nutshell)

Posted by Joe Thomas
13 / Jul / 2022

Approach to assessing Lasting Power of Attorney capacity clarified

Posted by Katharine Elliot
13 / Jul / 2022

The Health and Care Professions Council’s social media guidance and the rights to freedom of expression and respect for private life

Posted by Georgina Fenton
13 / Jul / 2022

Court refuses to grant a declaration authorising continuing deprivation of liberty of 14-year-old girl

Posted by Charles Bishop
18 / May / 2022

Let’s go halves: Splitting the cost of s.117 after-care services

Posted by Katharine Elliot
18 / May / 2022

Court of Protection confirms the principles to be applied in cases concerning the administration of vaccines for individuals who lack capacity

Posted by Georgina Fenton
18 / May / 2022

Divisional Court hands down judgment in judicial review of Government’s COVID-19 policy on care homes

Posted by Charles Bishop
18 / May / 2022

Council held in contempt of court for breaching High Court Order as a result of its repeated failures to complete future placement planning for the disabled claimant

Posted by David Lock QC and Faryal Shafi
18 / May / 2022

Care Quality Commission to report to local authority only if the likelihood of a service provider’s business failure is more than 50%

Posted by Admas Habteslasie
18 / May / 2022

Early medical abortions at home to be made permanent following temporary pandemic provisions

Posted by Hannah Gibbs
17 / Mar / 2022

Consultation on the Modern Bill of Rights

Posted by Alex Goodman
17 / Mar / 2022

Divisional Court hears challenge to government’s care homes policies at start of pandemic

Posted by Charles Bishop
17 / Mar / 2022

Change of control of GP practices to US health giant held to be lawful

Posted by Newsletter Editorial Team
17 / Mar / 2022

Paposhvili: Where are we now?

Posted by Miranda Butler
17 / Mar / 2022

Online Safety Bill – Update – March 2022

Posted by Sam Broadfoot QC
17 / Mar / 2022

High Court dismisses challenge by pro-life organisation to new abortion regulations in Northern Ireland

Posted by Yaaser Vanderman
14 / Feb / 2022

High Court quashes decision on individual NHS treatment

Posted by David Lock QC & Joel Semakula
14 / Feb / 2022

A consultation by any other name

Posted by Alex Shattock
14 / Feb / 2022

Local authorities to fund holidays if identified as need

Posted by Georgina Fenton
14 / Feb / 2022

Placement of children in unregistered care homes ruled lawful

Posted by Miranda Butler
14 / Feb / 2022

Infected Blood Inquiry Update

Posted by Fiona Scolding QC & Hannah Gibbs
14 / Feb / 2022

No change in the identity of local authority providing s.117 aftercare in cases of repeat detention

Posted by Leon Glenister
15 / Dec / 2021

Sexual Violence as a public health issue?

Posted by Fiona Scolding QC
15 / Dec / 2021

Supreme Court decides that a person’s capacity for sex includes knowing that the other person must consent to sex

Posted by Charles Bishop
15 / Dec / 2021

Online Safety Bill: Aims and Limitations

Posted by Samantha Broadfoot QC
15 / Dec / 2021

Abortion in Northern Ireland – High Court finds Secretary of State in breach of statutory duties

Posted by Yaaser Vanderman
15 / Dec / 2021

The legal issues around delayed discharge of individuals with learning difficulties from Mental Health detention

Posted by David Lock QC
15 / Dec / 2021

Mandatory Hotel Quarantine Scheme does not breach Article 5 ECHR

Posted by Julia Smyth
15 / Dec / 2021

Administrative Court rules on the meaning of “urgent treatment” in the context of the NHS charging scheme for migrants

Posted by Admas Habteslasie
19 / Nov / 2021

High Court to hear challenge to change of control of London GP practices from local GPs to a US-based corp

Posted by Newsletter Editorial Team
19 / Nov / 2021

Consent – is there a new way of thinking about an old problem?

Posted by David Lock QC
19 / Nov / 2021

Placement of looked-after children in unregulated accommodation – yet another update

Posted by Samantha Broadfoot QC
19 / Nov / 2021

High Court rules that patients with capacity receiving care and treatment in the community will not suffer the distress of hospital detention if such detention would breach their Article 5 rights

Posted by Georgina Fenton
19 / Nov / 2021

Double-vaccination rule for care home workers found lawful by High Court

Posted by Yaaser Vanderman
19 / Nov / 2021

Covid-19 vaccinations for children in care

Posted by Newsletter Editorial Team
25 / Oct / 2021

Court of Appeal decides care workers will act unlawfully if they arrange a sex worker for a disabled person: But were the wrong questions asked?

Posted by David Lock QC
13 / Oct / 2021

Learning the lessons from the judgment of the Court of Appeal in R (Bell) v Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust

Posted by David Lock QC
13 / Oct / 2021

The latest update on: Placement of looked-after children in unregulated accommodation

Posted by Samantha Broadfoot QC
13 / Oct / 2021

Which local authority pays for aftercare after repeated detentions? DHSC’s current position on determinations on s117 Mental Health Act 1983 disputes

Posted by Leon Glenister
13 / Oct / 2021

When is a local authority liable to pay relatives who care for children in need?

Posted by David Lock QC and Alex Shattock
13 / Oct / 2021

Strasbourg awards damages to social care worker for accusations of professional misconduct by a Family Court Judge

Posted by Joe Thomas
13 / Oct / 2021

Divisional Court finds law permitting abortion of fetuses with Down’s Syndrome after 24 weeks lawful

Posted by Yaaser Vanderman
20 / Sep / 2021

Which local authority pays for aftercare after repeated detentions? DHSC’s current position on determinations on s117 Mental Health Act 1983 disputes

Posted by Leon Glenister
15 / Sep / 2021

An overview of the legal framework for paying GP practices for premises costs

Posted by David Lock QC
15 / Sep / 2021

The COVID-19 Inquiry: Preliminary thoughts on its scope and efficacy

Posted by Alex Goodman
15 / Sep / 2021

Judicial Review and Courts Bill: A commentary on the new powers in relation to quashing orders and abolition of the rule in Cart

Posted by David Lock QC & David Elvin QC
15 / Sep / 2021

Council’s charging policy held unlawful as it discriminated against severely disabled persons

Posted by Hannah Gibbs
15 / Sep / 2021

Two-child benefit rule held lawful

Posted by Yaaser Vanderman
15 / Sep / 2021

COVID and the developments on funding social care

Posted by Leon Glenister
15 / Sep / 2021

What should local authorities do in the case of looked after children under 16 who are placed in unregulated settings after 9 September 2021? An analysis of the recent Tameside MBC decision [2021] EWHC 2472

Posted by Samantha Broadfoot QC
31 / Aug / 2021

The looming crisis for children in local authority care being deprived of their liberty: What should local authorities do for looked after children in secure accommodation on 9 September?

Posted by David Lock QC
14 / Jul / 2021

“NHS Data Grab”: An examination of the new NHS data sharing proposals

Posted by Admas Habteslasie
14 / Jul / 2021

What underlies the changes proposed for the NHS in the Health and Care Bill 2021?

Posted by David Lock QC
14 / Jul / 2021

Assisted Dying Bill (HL Bill 13): a commentary

Posted by Hannah Gibbs
14 / Jul / 2021

NHS England issues a new “good practice” guidance on the transfer and remission of immigration removal centre detainees under the Mental Health Act 1983

Posted by Alex Goodman
14 / Jul / 2021

Court of Appeal decides that interest can be claimed on overdue sums under NHS contracts

Posted by David Lock QC
9 / Jun / 2021

High Court rules that parental consent is valid to enable trans-children to access Puberty Blockers

Posted by David Lock QC
9 / Jun / 2021

Informal evidence can be considered for clinical decision-making on access to critical medicines

Posted by Tim Buley QC
9 / Jun / 2021

The revolving door of multiple detentions and aftercare services: Which local authority pays for aftercare after repeated detentions?

Posted by Leon Glenister
9 / Jun / 2021

APPG report brings us another step closer to urgently needed reform on the law and practice of surrogacy

Posted by Samantha Broadfoot QC
9 / Jun / 2021

The Health and Social Care Reform White Paper 2021 Explained: “Accountability” and the Secretary of State’s Powers

Posted by Hannah Gibbs
9 / Jun / 2021

Infected Blood Scandal – Compensation Framework

Posted by Landmark Chambers
29 / Mar / 2021

High Court affirms parents can consent to medical treatment for transgender children and confirms concurrent consent rights for parents and children

Posted by David Lock QC
24 / Mar / 2021

Funding Aftercare Treatment for Mental Health Patients

Posted by Joel Semakula
18 / Feb / 2021

Court holds that public sector pension authorities have legal duty to amend statutory pension schemes to remove age discrimination provisions

Posted by David Lock QC
7 / Jan / 2021

Legal issues arising out of Medical Priority decision making

Posted by David Lock QC
4 / Jan / 2021

Should doctors be required to make life-and-death choices in an official guidance-free vacuum?

Posted by David Lock QC
2 / Dec / 2020

Can children give informed consent to puberty blockers?

Posted by Samantha Broadfoot QC
20 / Nov / 2020

Guidance provided by Mr Justice Poole on the proper approach for expert psychiatric reports on capacity in MCA cases

Posted by David Lock QC
13 / Nov / 2020

Supreme Court holds that suicide & unlawful killing verdicts in an Inquest require proof to a civil standard

Posted by Samantha Broadfoot QC & Hannah Gibbs
13 / Nov / 2020

Supreme Court ends legal challenges over lawfulness of using Avastin Off-label to treat NHS wet AMD patients

Posted by David Lock QC
8 / Oct / 2020

CQC prosecution for breach of the Duty of Candour

Posted by Samantha Broadfoot QC
2 / Jul / 2020

Decision making, mental capacity and undue influence: Do hard cases make bad – or least fuzzy edged – law?[1]

Posted by David Lock QC
17 / Jun / 2020

Guidance on approach to be taken in “rolling judicial review” claims and provision of interim support under the Care Act 2014

Posted by David Lock QC
11 / Jun / 2020

Consent to engage in sex: A Local Authority v JB is a sensible, perceptive and informed way forward on these difficult issues from the Court of Appeal

Posted by David Lock QC
9 / Jun / 2020

What is the right approach to a dispute resolution procedure between CCGs and local authorities over eligibility for NHS Continuing Healthcare?

Posted by David Lock QC
2 / Jun / 2020

Does a CCG placement in supported living run a coach and horses through the NHS placing rules?

Posted by David Lock QC
18 / Dec / 2018

Supreme Court gives strong hint that it may convene larger panel to reconsider Cheshire West tests for deprivation of liberty

Posted by David Lock QC
15 / Oct / 2018

NHS Continuing Healthcare: The primacy of the experts appointed to the Multi Disciplinary Team and the limited role for the CCG panel

Posted by David Lock QC
31 / Aug / 2018

Claimants denied costs in Judicial Review proceedings for failing to use the NHS Complaints Procedures

Posted by David Lock QC
16 / Aug / 2018

Court of Appeal grant permission in challenge to NHS ACO contract

Posted by Leon Glenister
24 / Jul / 2018

HPV vaccine set to be extended to boys, after pressure on equality grounds

Posted by Hannah Gibbs
19 / Jun / 2018

Appeal launched in challenge to NHS Accountable Care Organisation Contract

Posted by Leon Glenister
14 / Jun / 2018

Tory MPs publish a Private Members Bill to permit NHS co-funding

Posted by David Lock QC
25 / May / 2018

Richard Jackman v Wiltshire CCG: Using the Equality Act 2010 to secure effective treatment for learning disabled adults

Posted by David Lock QC
29 / Mar / 2018

Judge confirms that a CCG has no legal power to fund a continuing care patient for whom it had no statutory responsibility

Posted by David Lock QC
1 / Mar / 2018

Automatic suspension of healthcare contracts: the Lancashire Care case

Posted by James Neill
24 / Jan / 2018

Funding of NHS Continuing Healthcare

Posted by Robert Walton
24 / Jan / 2018

High Court Rules on New Bed Closure Test and Split Consultation

Posted by Samantha Broadfoot QC
8 / Dec / 2017

Administrative Court reserves judgment in Horton Hospital judicial review

Posted by Landmark Chambers
6 / Nov / 2017

Medical reviews of former police officers on injury pensions: Is there any duty to provide medical records?

Posted by David Lock QC
1 / Nov / 2017

The crisis in mental health services – does the fault lie with the NHS contracting system?

Posted by David Lock QC
27 / Oct / 2017

What can a local authority take into account in determining payment to care homes?

Posted by Leon Glenister
17 / Oct / 2017

Alistair Mills’s Paper on NHS Reconfiguration Cited in HC Library Briefing Paper

Posted by Alistair Mills
11 / Oct / 2017

Hayden J tests the limits of the High Court’s inherent jurisdiction: How far should the IJ be used to restrain unwise decisions made by those with capacity?

Posted by David Lock QC
29 / Sep / 2017

GP contracts for financial assistance – a reminder of the importance of precise drafting

Posted by Leon Glenister
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