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Fourth conviction for corporate manslaughter reported

Although the Corporate Manslaughter & Corporate Homicide Act was passed in 2007, there have only been four convictions so far. None have been in the healthcare sector although prosecutors have clearly considered this in some cases. The latest conviction arose in…

Partnership agreements for medical practitioners

Well-drafted partnership agreements are essential to establish a clear framework for the running of the practice and the relationship between the partners. Preparing the agreement can be complex and time-consuming but getting it wrong (or, worse still, no agreement at…

Criminal Neglect? A new Offence for Managers?

The Berwick Review has proposed a new form of criminal offence for neglect or wilful misconduct. The recommendation for a new criminal offence would apply to “leaders who have acted wilfully, recklessly or with a ‘couldn’t care less’ attitude and…

Laing & Buisson 2013 Finalist`

RadcliffesLeBrasseur have been nominated as a finalist in the Laing & Buisson 2013 Independent Healthcare Awards. Please contact Andrew Parsons for further information on andrew.parsons@rlb-law.com or 020 7222 7282 …

GMC ‘Good Medical Practice’ 2013 edition

The 2013 edition of ‘Good Medical Practice’, which comes into effect on 22nd April, is significantly shorter than the previous 2006 edition – 27 pages instead of 42. However, this does not represent a diminution of its guidance – it…

Crisis Management for Healthcare Operators

Healthcare can be risky business. A carefully built and protected reputation for excellence can be destroyed or seriously damaged in the event your business or organisation is suddenly thrown unexpectedly into the media spotlight as a result of a serious…