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Fixed Recoverable Costs: When lawyers come 'cap' in hand

Published on 21 February 2018. By Ella Shanks, Trainee Solicitor

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Working group developing a cap on recoverable costs for lawyers in clinical negligence claims

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Big Data, big problems?

Published on 18 January 2018. By Ella Shanks, Trainee Solicitor

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Big Data is here to stay, whether we like it or not. It has transformed the way businesses operate and continues to streamline everyday life for individuals. However, Big Data has big implications for privacy; this blog considers the highs and lows of Big Data and what the law is doing to intervene.

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Abortion clinics will be rated by CQC

Published on 03 January 2018. By Ella Shanks, Trainee Solicitor

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The Department of Health announces broader powers for the Care Quality Commission to rate independent healthcare providers.

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Independent inquiry launched into malpractice of Ian Paterson

Published on 07 December 2017. By Ella Shanks, Trainee Solicitor

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The Department of Health has announced the launch of an independent inquiry into the circumstances and practices surrounding the activity of convicted breast surgeon Ian Paterson.

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Mobile health app developers take note – the importance of patient safety

Published on 24 November 2017. By Ella Shanks, Trainee Solicitor

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'Natural Cycles' and 'GP at Hand' are examples of apps revolutionising healthcare. Developers must take all appropriate steps to mitigate the risk of harm to patient safety.

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