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CQC Briefing: Is your service a closed culture?

On 1 November 2019, CQC issued guidance for inspectors and Mental Health Act reviewers on the risk factors involved with closed environments. This followed on from the Panorama program about Whorlton Hall in May 2019 and the earlier issues arising…

A new form of Inquest?

The current pandemic has severely disrupted the vast majority of legal proceedings across the U.K and Inquests are no exception. On 11 June 2020, the Chief Coroner of England and Wales, HHJ Mark Lucraft QC issued new guidance, Guidance No…

It wasn’t written down but it did happen

We consider a recent decision of the Scottish Courts where the absence of a written record of the discussions underpinning consent to a surgical procedure were successfully overcome by the Surgeon’s evidence at trial.[1] The Background M died in September 2013 as…