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Update on children’s guardians attending court hearings

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On 31st March 2016

A local practice direction relating to the attendance of children’s guardians at court hearings has been revised following a threat of judicial review by Nagalro, the professional association for independent social workers. The direction was issued, and later withdrawn, by the Designated Family Judge at the Central Family Court…

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Are we entering a new era of openness in the NHS?

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On 31st March 2016

At a Global Patient Safety Summit earlier this month, it was announced that for the first time health trusts in England have been ranked on their ability to learn from mistakes, in what is set to be an annual occurrence. The measure comes against a backdrop of Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt recognising that ‘every week there are potentially 150 avoidable deaths due to medical negligence in our hospitals’…

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The Policing and Crime Bill promises major reform of the police complaints process but without true independence for the IPCC, can the system really regain public trust?

Joanna Bennett

Posted by Joanna Bennett | Associate
On 30th March 2016

Last month, the Government announced the detail of the Policing and Crime Bill, citing it as new legislation that would aim to ‘finish the job of police reform.’ The Bill includes measures to reform the police disciplinary and complaints systems with a view to improving public confidence in the ability to hold the police to account and to ensure police officers uphold the highest standards of integrity.

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Tumble dryers pose fire risk

Emma Hall

Posted by Emma Hall | Associate
On 29th March 2016

Technology is constantly evolving to make our life easier in this fast paced, busy world. Manufacturers of appliances are always introducing new designs to the market, promoting these appliances to be the ‘next new thing’ and the best in the market to achieve what it is designed for…

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