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What is a promotion agreement?

David Baybut
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A promotion agreement in relation to land is a contract between a landowner and a promoter. The term promoter is often used to mean an organisation that has experience of property development , in essence an organisation or person who agrees to obtain...

Do I need a solicitor at an employment tribunal?

Philip Richardson
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One of the advantages of having a solicitor represent you at an employment tribunal is that they are specifically trained to deal with cases in the employment tribunal on a daily basis.They are familiar with legal concepts and the arguments that can be...

New legislation proposed - The Renters' Rights Bill

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New legislation has been proposed in the King’s Speech which aims to reform the possession process for landlord and tenants. The legislation being proposed is similar to the previous legislation that was intended to come into force under the Renters...

Making a personal injury claim for concussion or post-concussion syndrome

Katie Plappert
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Head injuries can cause a range of symptoms, from mild pain, bruising, cuts and grazing to much more serious, long-lasting issues. Concussion , although common, is a form of mild traumatic brain injury. Symptoms will often settle within weeks or months,...

How can I challenge a new CQC assessment report or rating?

Laura Hannah
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The Care Quality Commission (CQC) recently implemented its new single assessment framework which has made a number of significant changes to the way it inspects and rates health and social care providers, including a new scoring system. You can read more...

Preparing for an inspection under the CQC's new single assessment framework

Laura Hannah
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The CQC has now implemented a new single assessment framework and all health and social care providers will be assessed under this framework moving forwards. Whilst it is still based on an assessment of the five key questions of safe; effective; caring;...

Crackdown on use of children in "county lines" drug running

Colin Rawson
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In the King’s Speech, the government announced new legislation designed to help combat the use of children in “county lines” drugs running, in which they are used as mules and sometimes asked to hide illicit substances. Currently,...

Understanding the CQC's new single assessment framework

Laura Hannah
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As all health and social care providers will be aware, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has now implemented its new single assessment framework with assessments being undertaken across England. Since its initial inception, there have been a number of...

NMC described as 'toxic' and 'dysfunctional' by independent review

Carl Johnson
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The findings of the independent review into the culture at the Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC) make for sobering reading. Describing the NMC as ‘toxic’ and ‘dysfunctional’, the review’s authors also underlined...

Birth Trauma Awareness Week - what is informed consent?

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Birth Trauma Awareness Week (BTAW) is held in July each year with a special focus on informed consent as the 2024 theme. In the UK, an estimated 30,000 women a year develop PTSD after birth, and so the recognition and understanding of the signs,...

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