Colleagues at RWK Goodman are marking World Homeless Day with donations to their charity partners who are supporting vulnerable people around the issue of rough sleeping.
Articles by ‘Nicola Radcliffe’
In April 2015, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) assumed responsibility for prosecuting providers for all health and safety related incidents. Four years on, we take a look at the situation, examine the trends and analyse the sanctions CQC has been applying.
Do you currently hold an unsatisfied judgment, issued by an EU member state that you wish to enforce in the UK? Nicola Radcliffe, Associate in Dispute Resolution explains the potential risks you might face if you wait until after Brexit and what steps you should be taking now.
Following a survey of 2,500 senior executives from across Britain, Spain, Italy and France, the Times has recently reported that one in four company directors has been subjected to at least one legal action from an employee, shareholder or regulator.
Following a pilot scheme in 2016, the rules for pursuing professional negligence claims have changed. The new rules suggest that a claimant should indicate, in their initial letter of claim, whether they wish to refer the dispute to adjudication and if so, make proposals for an adjudicator, or opt for an adjudicator to be chosen by the nominating body. If they do not wish to refer the dispute to adjudication, they should give reasons why.
Kicking off from our offices on Queen Square in Bath on Monday 4 June, staff and partners from RWK Goodman are walking 200 miles to Carter Lane in London over 10 working days, finishing on Friday 15 June.
In his first speech since taking responsibility for social care reform at the start of the year, Jeremy Hunt has outlined the 7 key principles that will guide the Government’s thinking ahead of the social care Green Paper which is to be published later in 2018.
In this blog, we examine the principles and what these might look like for social care providers.
A team of 18 solicitors and staff from the Bath offices of RWK Goodman are preparing to run the Bath Half marathon – and have launched a light-hearted video to help raise awareness and money for their chosen charity, Bath Mind.
Nina Bracewell-Smith has filed a claim for £11.6 million for professional negligence against law firm Linklaters LLP and accountants Deloitte. She alleges the firms neglected to advise her of the tax liabilities she would incur for selling her Arsenal shares to US businessman, Stan Kroenke.
The court has denied an application by a care home who tried to prevent CQC from publishing an inspection report on the basis that it would be unsettling for residents and could be damaging to the provider’s business.
In April 2015 CQC assumed responsibility for prosecuting providers for all health and safety related incidents, taking over from the Health and Safety Executive and local authorities. Nicola Cutler and Mei-Ling Huang in our Health & Social Care team explore cases to date and explain what providers should consider when facing a criminal investigation.
Following on from my article in June, CQC has now published its response to the second round of consultation on its proposals for reforming the adult social care regulation.
As a result of the consultation, changes to the inspection regime will be implemented over the coming months, starting from 1 November 2017.