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The Future of Orthodontics


With the launch of the “London lots” for the NHS Orthodontic tenders last week many orthodontists will be considering the tender process and how to structure themselves. There are many […]

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Legal Update: The Government responds to Law Commission proposals for reform of the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards


The Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) were introduced in England and Wales as an amendment to the Mental Capacity Act 2005 (MCA) and came into force in April 2009.  DoLS […]

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Legal Update: The High Court provides guidance on what constitutes a confinement for the purpose of determining whether a child is deprived of their liberty


Re A – F Children [2018] EWHC 138 (Fam) The President of the Family Division of the High Court provides “rule of thumb” guidance to assist practitioners in identifying those […]

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Legal update: the family division endorses the use of Mental Capacity Act concepts when assessing the Gillick competence of a child under 16


Re S (Child as parent: Adoption: Consent) [2017] EWHC 2729 (Fam) The Family Division of the High Court endorses the use of MCA concepts and language when assessing whether a […]

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