View From A Surgeon – A Question of Ethics

I’m mad as a box of frogs today because of something I feel to be a question of ethics. £56 billion was set aside by the NHS last year to “defend the rising number of

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View From A Surgeon: Consent

How times have changed. Consent in my early career was virtually non-existent. We would have patients who turned up to have an operation and when asked what they were at the hospital for, the answer

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Employment Law & Holiday Pay

In a recent case heard by the Court of Appeal, it was held that contractual results-based commission should be included in the calculation of holiday pay for the 4-week statutory holiday entitlement under the EU’s

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Planning to develop your property? – The importance of planning permission and building regulations.

As we move into February, it may be the case that this year you want to make some alterations, extensions or improvements to your property that you originally aimed to do in 2016 but never

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View from a Surgeon – The true cost of litigation

I would like to follow up on a recent news article that was highlighted on Tomorrow’s Consultant, as well as a follow up from my previous blog a few weeks ago. We hear about the

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Recruiting Staff – Taking your first steps

When employing staff, whether for the first time, or to add to an existing employee base, there are a number of things that employers often overlook. Employers would be ill-advised to simply advertise a vacancy

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View from a surgeon – I am just a man, not a God

We are now firmly in the midst of a “Where there’s a blame, there’s a claim” culture, and Doctors are in the cross-hairs of lawyers across the country. No longer is it unlikely that you

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Holidays During Term Time

A recent case decided at the High Court came as good news to all parents who wanted to take holiday during term time, however that court decision is now going to be challenged.  The case

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Business Structures – which should I use?

We consider the options available to you when starting your own business. There are tax and legal implications which have a bearing on the choice you make. If you are starting, or have recently started

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Business Owners May Need To Settle Their Debts

Business Owners May Need To Settle Their Debts Anderson Barrowcliff LLP is encouraging business owners and shareholders to consider paying back loans they may have received from their company following the government’s announcement to increase

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Managing Reimbursement in Private Practices

Managing Reimbursement in Private Practices – the CCSD Schedule. There are numerous considerations to be assessed before setting up a private practice. On top of a whole host of administrative, financial and legal implications, doctors

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Are Personal Emails Sent Whilst At Work ‘Private’?

  Are Personal Emails Sent Whilst At Work ‘Private’? The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled recently in the case of Barbulescu v Romania that an employer was within its rights to read private messages sent

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