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The National Audit Office (NAO) revealed that 40% of clinical negligence claims in the UK are based on issues arising from NHS waiting times, and the number of such cases is due to rise. NHS targets are being repeatedly missed, with those waiting longer than 18 weeks for an operation having tripled in the last…

The influential body, chaired by the Master of the Rolls, has responded negatively to government proposals for a specialist housing court, which would serve as a direct line to redress for landlords and tenants. The Civil Justice Council (CJC), which is responsible for overseeing and coordinating the modernisation of the Civil Justice system in the…

It is hoped that the professional negligence case, which dealt with a historic ‘loss of a chance’, will deter similar claims arising in the future, where the claimant cannot prove that their potential claim would have been successful. In a long-anticipated decision, the Supreme Court has handed down judgement that a retired miner, Frank Perry,…

Ian Sturgess, a former advisor to the NHS and leading geriatrician, has taken to Twitter to warn that patients are being harmed by staying too long in hospitals, and suspects many may sue the NHS for the subsequent damage to their health. Referring to an “epidemic of harm”, Dr Sturgess said that inherent ageism is…

A private member’s Bill sponsored by Karen Buck MP has received Royal Assent, and so passed into law. The new Act increases the rights of tenants to bring legal action against private and social landlords. At the close of 2018, Royal Assent was given to a Bill amending the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985, which…

In the recent case of Darnley v Croydon Health Services, the Supreme Court has confirmed the existence of a duty of care to patients at A&E departments claiming illness or injury, even if they are not seen by a medical professional. The facts of the case In this case, the claimant, Mr Darnley, arrived at…

A year after the structural change was proposed at the Conservative Party Conference by then Housing Minister, Sajid Javid, the government last month released a Call for Evidence on the merits of creating a new specialist Housing Court. Such a court would aim to improve access to justice for the most vulnerable tenants, by preventing…

Following a critical vote by MPs, tenants are to be granted more powers to combat rogue landlords who rent out properties unfit for human habitation. The Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Bill will give both social and private tenants the ability to force landlords to remedy any problems or hazards that make their home unfit;…

The NHS has admitted failings in the care of a woman who suffered disastrous brain injuries as a baby, and agreed to pay a record £19.8m in damages to the woman. The woman, now 18, was left severely disabled due to being deprived of oxygen when she was in hospital at just five months old…

Over half a million young adults in England are having to endure rental properties so squalid that it is likely to leave tenants requiring medical attention, an analysis of government figures has revealed. An estimated 338,000 properties rented by people under the age of 35 have been deemed to be hazardous and likely to cause…

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