Action must be taken to tackle the excessive cost of clinical negligence claims, the Medical Protection Society (MPS) has said after a report by the NHS Litigation Authority estimated the health service could pay out Â£15bn in legal expenses over the next ten to 15 years â€“ Â£3bn more than was expected two years ago.
Risk & Compliance
The government has a duty to protect children held in detention, but its manual on restraint offers a disturbing insight into the violent treatment of young offenders, says Lucy Corrin
The Family Division's refusal to order surgery for a severely disabled boy reveals a growing judicial reluctance to get involved with medical decisions, says Barbara Hewson
The SRA has launched a crackdown on firms in the Assigned Risks Pool (ARP), amid concerns that the number of practices failing to find indemnity insurance could rise dramatically by October. There are currently 213 firms in the ARP.
Courts are grappling with challenges to the new 'flat pack' bankruptcies, say David Archer and Alan Shenton
As puzzled clients reach for the phone, partners have been scouring the budget small print in search of solutions. Solicitors Journal takes a look at some of the top concerns for the legal sector
'Residual liberty' and the idea that the extent of deprivation is a relative question sit uncomfortably with the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards, says David Hewitt
The Court of Appeal's latest approach to solicitors' duties highlights the need for practitioners to exercise caution when advising clients, say Laura Taylor and Peter Maguire