Search articles

Showing Page1234

3 November 2017 0 Comments Posted in Health & Social Care, Opinion

Getting ready for CQC changes

Posted by , Associate

Looking ahead

Following on from my article in June, CQC has now published its response to the second round of consultation on its proposals for reforming the adult social care regulation.

As a result of the consultation, changes to the inspection regime will be implemented over the coming months, starting from 1 November 2017.

Read more

13 July 2017 0 Comments Posted in Health & Social Care

CQC report on the state of adult social care – what do the findings show?

Posted by , Associate

Social care - CQC report

Since CQC rolled out its new inspection framework in 2014 it has inspected all 24,000 registered adult social care services. To mark the first complete round of inspections it has published a comprehensive report summarising the results and lessons learnt. We look at the findings, CQC’s areas of focus, and what care providers need to know.

Read more

22 June 2017 0 Comments Posted in Health & Social Care, Opinion

Phase 1 of the CQC consultation: changes providers need to know about

Posted by , Associate

Next phase

Following on from our article in March which looked at CQC’s next stage of regulation, Nicola Cutler considers the feedback that providers have given to the first round of consultation and offers some practical guidance about what has changed as a result.

Read more

12 April 2017 0 Comments Posted in Health & Social Care, Opinion

Spotlight on care home performance

Posted by , Associate

The social care sector is rarely out of the headlines and this week more column inches have been dedicated to a new report on care home performance, carried out by the charity Independent Age. It analyses published CQC data on care homes rated under the relatively new Outstanding, Good, Requires Improvement or Inadequate inspection system.

Read more

6 April 2017 0 Comments Posted in Dispute Resolution, Opinion

Where do you stand with major shake up in insolvency legislation?

Posted by , Associate

Today marks a new dawn for insolvency legislation with the implementation of the new Insolvency Rules 2016 (“IR 2016”) which impacts on all forms of insolvency. The IR 2016 aim to consolidate over 20 pieces of legislation, repealing the existing Rules and sitting alongside the Insolvency Act 1986.

Read more

6 March 2017 0 Comments Posted in News

Royds Withy King in the running for the Bath Half

Posted by , Associate

Solicitors and support staff from Royds Withy King are preparing to run the Bath Half Marathon to raise money for Dorothy House Hospice for the second time.

Read more

20 February 2017 0 Comments Posted in News

Royds Withy King makes a difference in Ghana

Posted by , Associate

Making a difference in Ghana

Remote communities in Ghana are making good use of our branded clothing and blankets thanks to the inspiring work of UK charity, Action Through Enterprise (ATE). We donated our Withy King branded merchandise, including clothing, blankets, umbrellas, pens, paper and mugs, …

Read more

26 January 2017 0 Comments Posted in Health & Social Care, Opinion

Insolvency in the health and social care sector – what service providers need to know

Posted by , Associate

Between 2010 and 2016 over 380 care homes, ranging from single site to national operators were declared insolvent, with many more at risk due to their financial health. As the tipping point in the funding crisis in the health and social care sector approaches, service providers need to be aware of and understand the law and regulatory framework surrounding insolvency.

Read more

25 October 2016 0 Comments Posted in Dispute Resolution, Opinion

After the event insurance – is it as good as cash or a bank guarantee?

Posted by , Associate

After the event (ATE) insurance can be purchased by parties after a dispute has arisen to protect against the risk of having to pay the opponents legal costs. In a recent case – an important decision for modern commercial litigation – the court was asked to consider whether or not an ATE policy is sufficiently robust to give the defendant security that its costs will be paid by the claimant if and when it is ordered to do so.

Read more

24 June 2016 0 Comments Posted in Dispute Resolution, Opinion

Brexit: the impact on UK and cross-European disputes

Posted by , Associate

Brexit

As with all other areas of law, the exact implications for Brexit on your business in the context of any current or future commercial disputes will depend on the outcome of the Government’s negotiations with the remainder of the EU.

Read more

20 June 2016 0 Comments Posted in Dispute Resolution, Opinion

How to make the most of your mis-selling claim

Posted by , Associate

Debt recovery services

If you discover that you or your business has been mis-sold a financial product, such as a loan, mortgage or investment, you could have a claim against the bank or financial advisor if the mis-sold product results in financial loss being suffered.

Read more

5 May 2016 0 Comments Posted in Dispute Resolution, Opinion

What would Brexit mean for SMEs in the UK?

Posted by , Associate

With less than two months to go until the referendum on 23 June, politicians, businessmen, newspapers, celebrities, the US President and everyone in between are taking to the streets to shout about their views. But are we really any wiser about why we should vote ‘stay’ or vote ‘leave’? And what would be the day-to-day impact on SMEs?

Read more

Showing Page1234

Search articles