Compulsory Covid-19 Vaccinations

Nearly 42 million people in the UK have received their first dose of a Covid-19 vaccination, and just over £30 million have received both doses. As the vaccine roll-out programme...


Release Of Guarantee By Variation Of Original Contract

Guarantees and indemnities are commonplace in finance arrangements. The drafting of these documents tends to come under scrutiny when the principal debtor defaults and the surety is asked to pay....


Biopsies – Their Importance & The Consequences Of Failure To Take Them

What is a biopsy? A biopsy is a medical procedure that involves taking a small sample of body tissue so it can be examined under a microscope. When might a...


The Freedom of Information Act v Data Protection Act

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA) and the Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA 2018) are both useful tools for accessing data when needed. Below, we explore the differences between...


NHS Hospital Waiting List Reaches New High With Over Five Million In England

Figures released by the NHS have shown that the number of people awaiting hospital treatment in England is now in excess of five million (5.12 million at the end of...


Enduring Powers Of Attorney – Are They Still Effective?

What is an Enduring Power of Attorney? Enduring Powers of Attorney (EPA) preceded the Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPAs) that were introduced by the Mental Capacity Act 2005. Before 1st...


Sheffield Maternity Services Downgraded From “Outstanding” To “Inadequate”

It has been confirmed by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) that it has downgraded Sheffield’s Jessop Wing maternity unit from “outstanding” to “inadequate” following an investigation that was carried out...


Banks v Goodfellow Is Not Replaced By The Mental Capacity Act 2005

Anyone who has studied the law will no doubt have come across the longstanding case of Banks v Goodfellow, which sets out the law for assessing testamentary capacity (put simply,...


Highly Critical Report Shows NHS & Social Care Staff Shortages Risking The Future Of The Health Service

The Health and Social Care Committee made up of MPs and chaired by Jeremy Hunt (former Health Secretary) has reported that NHS and social care staff are so burnt-out that...


No-Fault Divorce Laws Delayed Until 2022

The Government has confirmed that the long-awaited Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill 2020, which introduces ‘no-fault’ divorces in England and Wales, will be delayed and won’t be implemented this autumn....


Debt Relief Orders – Eligibility Criteria To Be Updated

From the end of this month, the eligibility criteria for debt relief orders is due to be updated, as a result of the financial impact of Covid-19 on the economy...


Euro 2020 & Work – How Employers Can Minimise Disruption

Euro 2020 is almost here and expectations are high for the England national team, with many people tipping them to win the tournament. As a result, there will no doubt be...