The spread of necrotising fasciitis Christopher Frankling

Necrotising Fasciitis, more commonly known as the ‘flesh-eating disease’, is a significant medical condition that requires urgent treatment.

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Richard Handley Inquest Sarah Knight

Many of us who have been following the unfolding Inquest, are not surprised that the Coroner found gross and significant failures on the part of those caring for him.

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Recovery of fire safety costs from leaseholders Zishaan Saleem

In all the action to remove defective cladding, leaseholders have been the elephant in the room. Whilst social landlords might have adopted a wait and see approach private landlords do not have that luxury.

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Transforming Business David Alcock

We welcome the Labour Party’s commitment to doubling the size of the co-operative economy. We wholeheartedly support the ambition to grow this vitally important part of the economy.

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Converting to a Charitable Incorporated Organisation Katie Douglas

It was first referred to in the Charities Act 2006 (which was subsequently replaced by the Charities Act 2011) but it has finally been announced that charitable companies are able to convert to a charitable incorporated organisation (“CIO”).

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New PAS 91 – at last! Alistair Smith

PAS 91 is the form of prequalification questionnaire which the Crown Commercial Services (“CCS”) mandates for contracts for works and associated services (ie architects, surveyors, employer’s agents and other construction professionals) and supplies (ie building material supply).

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Tradeswomen into maintenance project Andrew Millross

As part of our work to improve lives, communities and society, we have therefore been delighted to support the “Tradeswomen into Maintenance Project” through writing a free “Legal Guide” for social landlords, ALMOs and local authorities that want to address this imbalance through their procurement and contracting processes.

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What is a bedroom? Zishaan Saleem

The above question has long been at the forefront of numerous challenges in the Upper Tier Tribunal. It has come to the fore following the introduction of the bedroom tax that affects the amount of housing benefit social sector benefit claimants receive to assist them with their rent payments.

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