My commentary on patenting stem cell techniques was published by LexisNexis and is available to view here.
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The 52nd update to the CPR is due to come into force on 30 April 2010. An amendment to Part 55 Possession Claims will require the claimant to notify a registered proprietor of a registered charge where a residential mortgage possession claim is started under Part 55 of the CPR. The Civil Procedure (Amendment) Rules… Learn more
HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has introduced its inappropriately named “Tax Health Plan” which is an opportunity for medical professionals such as doctors, medical specialists, surgeons and consultants (regulated by the GMC) and dentists, to disclose previously undeclared income and related tax liabilities under a voluntary arrangement to come forward and settle their affairs. Incentives… Learn more
From April 2009, by a wholesale amendment of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 (the “Bournewood Amendments”) Care Homes are forbidden to deprive residents of their liberty unless a strict and rigorous procedure is followed. This follows the decision of the European Court of Human Rights in the case of HL v United Kingdom. 48 year… Learn more
The Authorisations It may be a comfort to know that the ultimate responsibility for deciding whether DoL is necessary, rests with the appropriate local authority (known as the “Supervisory Body”) in whose area the resident lived, or where the care home is if there was no fixed address. That comfort, however, is tempered by the… Learn more