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Court of Protection Practice in light of Covid-19

Visiting P On 13th March 2020, Mr Justice Hayden issued guidance relating to the question of judges and legal advisors visiting P, signalling that visits to P should only be made where that is assessed as absolutely necessary. The importance of…

What could Covid-19 mean for Inquest Witnesses?

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, many inquests around England and Wales are being postponed until further notice. Inquests are of course of great importance in ensuring the State investigates specific deaths, but necessary steps have been taken by many courts in order…

Updated guidance on Inquests during Covid-19 crisis

Following on from our earlier briefing which covers the potential impact for witnesses attending forthcoming Inquests, the Chief Coroner has now published detailed guidance which provides more clarity on the position. We set out a summary below. Witnesses The guidance states that no…

The Health Protection (Coronavirus) Regulations 2020

Important update to this briefing (26 March 2020) – Schedule 21 para 24(1) Coronavirus Act 2020 revokes The Health Protection (Coronavirus) Regulations 2020 (S.I. 2020/129). The Health Protection (Coronavirus) Regulations 2020 (the ‘Regulations’) permit the detention of individuals for the purposes of screening and assessment…

COVID-19 guidance for residential care providers

Public Health England has produced guidance which covers key messages to support planning and preparation in the event of an outbreak or widespread transmission of COVID-19. We set out the key aspects of the above guidance for residential care providers…