The use of large up-front fees and disproportionate deposits has already resulted in significant cost consequences for one care provider.
The matter did not end there and Anthony Collins Solicitors have since been assisting the family in progressing matters to the European Court of Human Rights. We alleged that the steps taken to punish Dr Ubani in Germany were inadequate and more could have been achieved if he had been extradited to the UK relating to the manslaughter of the patient; this amounted to a violation of Article 2 namely of Right to Life.
On 22 May 2014, the ECHR has issued its preliminary judgment (click here) which reviews the facts and concludes that there has been no violation of Article 2. The judgement will not be made final for 3 months in which time the Gray Family will consider their options and prospects of successfully overturning the present judgement before the Grand Chamber in Strasbourg.
The result is not entirely surprising as there are many claims lodged with the ECHR which do not even get to the stage of being adjudicated upon so the case has progressed further than many thousands of claims brought against the member countries of the European Union.
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The government announced on 16 May that it will provide a fund of £400m to cover the costs of removal and replacement of cladding to high rise residential blocks which have failed tests.
Whilst some people are under the impression that preparing a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is simply a case of completing a form and ticking a few boxes, it is about far more than this.
A big fear for some people facing divorce and the inevitable carving up of the matrimonial assets. They seek assurances that such assets will be “ring-fenced” and retained for them.
Thinking about the legal status of being a cohabitant probably isn’t at the top of the ‘to do’ list.
When an individual is thinking about making a gift to another individual, consideration needs to be given to the Potentially Exempt Transfer (PET) trap.
We are now only a few weeks away from the biggest change to data protection laws in over 20 years. Are you compliant?
The tragedy, in this case, is that there were options readily available to the midwives that they could have used. This was not a case of having to go above and beyond.
Arising from the recent Family Division announcement, people who think they are legally divorced may in fact still be married.
The SCCS has issued providers in the scheme a series of updated and new documents in order to assist with their National Minimum Wage review.
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