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6 July 2021 0 Comments Posted in Health & Social Care, Opinion

CQC’s plans for regulation, data and technology

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The Care Quality Commission (CQC) have been considering current and future plans for regulation, data and technology.

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4 May 2021 0 Comments Posted in Health & Social Care, News

Royds Withy King advises on sale of Sentinel Healthcare to Allegra Care and Moorfield

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Corporate Partner Hazel Phillips, from our dedicated Health & Social Care sector team, has advised the shareholders of Hampshire provider Sentinel Healthcare on its acquisition by operator Allegra Care and real estate fund manager Moorfield.

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11 March 2021 0 Comments Posted in Dispute Resolution, Opinion

Business interruption insurance (BII) update: Covid-19 not classed as ‘a plague’ for the purposes of insurance cover

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We have now seen the judgment in the FCA’s test case applied in practice. Businesses with insurance policies with Travelers Insurance Company should beware.

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Mavern House Nursing Home in Wiltshire sold to Welford Healthcare

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Specialist business property adviser, Christie & Co, has announced the sale of Mavern House Nursing Home in the hamlet of Shaw, near Melksham in Wiltshire, to Welford Healthcare. Royds Withy King acted on behalf of the sellers.

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The final hurdle: what does the Supreme Court’s decision on business interruption insurance claims mean for you?

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The much anticipated Supreme Court judgment in the FCA’s business interruption insurance test case has been delivered. The decision brings definitive guidance on the operation of cover under non-damage interruption policies. Overall, the appeal reflects a victory for policyholders and provides peace of mind for many businesses who will now be able to progress their claims for Covid-19 related losses.

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6 January 2021 0 Comments Posted in Dispute Resolution, Opinion

Business interruption insurance (BII) update: FCA draft guidance on proving presence of Covid-19

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Our Dispute Resolution team continues to monitor developments around the business interruption insurance (BII) case as more detail on how to claim emerges following last year’s judgment.

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23 November 2020 0 Comments Posted in Dispute Resolution, Opinion

Update: the business interruption insurance (BII) appeal – will businesses get all they want for Christmas?

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In September we published our summary of the lengthy BII test case judgment to assist businesses in understanding what this meant for them.

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16 September 2020 0 Comments Posted in Business, Dispute Resolution, Opinion

The FCA’s business insurance test case: key takeaways from the judgment and next steps for businesses

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The High Court has delivered its ruling in the highly anticipated business interruption insurance (BII) test case. The FCA brought proceedings on behalf of policyholders, along with two action groups, in which the Court considered whether a sample of BII policies provided cover for losses arising from the Covid-19 pandemic.

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15 September 2020 0 Comments Posted in Business, Dispute Resolution, Opinion

Business interruption insurance test case: welcome news for policyholders

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Judgment has today (15 September) been handed down in the much publicised business interruption insurance (BII) case which considered whether various BII policies provided cover in relation to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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8 July 2020 0 Comments Posted in Health & Social Care, Opinion

Visiting supported living settings during Covid

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Following on from her blog about rights and responsibilities for care home visits during Covid, partner and co-head of Health & Social Care team Hazel Phillips is highlighting some of the issues that arise when considering visits to supported living settings.

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30 June 2020 0 Comments Posted in Health & Social Care, Opinion

Care home visitors: striking the balance between rights and responsibilities

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With many care homes starting to think about opening up to visitors again, it is important that operators strike the right balance between their legal responsibilities to safeguard their staff and residents and the rights of their residents and families.

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3 June 2020 0 Comments Posted in Health & Social Care, Opinion

Deferred payment agreements: how can care homes protect fee income whilst a property is sold?

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We are regularly asked by operators whether they can protect their income where a resident cannot pay their full private fees until their property is sold. This may be particularly pertinent in the current climate where the property market has been slow.

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