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Jennifer is a specialist Healthcare Lawyer who led on transactions stemming from some of the major reforms in the NHS including: the “Transforming Community Services Agenda”, Personalisation Agenda and Direct Payments, Health and Social Care Act reforms. She also acted in her past in-house role as an advocate for the “...
ELS is not only about providing legal advice, we also see the importance of giving something back to the communities served by Essex County Council. On the 12 December 2018, our H
Article 2 – The Mental Health Act Independent Review and the case of MM Please find the previous articles in this ongoing series here. There have been two significant developme
Adult social care is facing a time of almost unprecedented change and difficulty. On one hand, the funding gap social care departments up and down the country are facing is well do
The Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Act 2018 has received Royal Assent. The aim of the Act is to give employed parents the statutory right to two weeks’ paid leave on the d
The LGA Green Paper: The prospect of changes to Adult Social Care reaffirms the need for Health and Social Care to Integrate
The challenges facing Adult Social Care amongst practitioners are well known. However figures from the Local Government Association’s (LGA) green paper is worth repeating - the f
When conducting a disciplinary hearing there are some key steps that need to be followed to ensure that the process is fair and any subsequent dismissal is not deemed to be unfair.
We have previously reported on caselaw regarding working status and in particular, cases regarding the gig economy. Click here. The Supreme Court has today dismissed the appeal br
From 6 April 2018 the law relating to the taxation treatment of termination payments is changing. The law remains that any part of a termination payment relating to sums due under
Last year we reported on the Employment Tribunal matter of Uber and the fact that its drivers were held to have ‘worker status’. Click hear. This decision was appealed by Uber
Here you will find key legislation and legal developments that you need to be aware of in employment law. Please click on the link to download a copy or contact us and we can post
Employment tribunal fees were introduced in July 2013 by way of the Employment Tribunals and Employment Appeal Tribunal Fees Order. This Order meant that claimants had to pay a fee
Local authorities (LAs) often find themselves responsible for cost of social care services even when personal injury (PI) compensation awards include cost of future care. Recently
Patients leaving A&E “without being seen”….hospital not liable! In July 2015, HHJ Robinson in Darnley v Croydon Health Services NHS Trust dismissed a claim brought again
We are advising Essex County Council on the Health and Social Care Integration Programme and looking at new models of delivery in conjunction with West Essex CCG and Castle Point a
ELS advise on the implementation of the Better Care Fund The ELS Projects team advised Essex County Council on the implementation and the administration of the Better Care Fund wo