News, Articles & Events: November 2023
In August 2023 inspectors from the Care Quality Commission carried out a short notice inspection of the maternity services at the Trust looking at issues of safety and whether the maternity unit was well led. As a consequence of the inspection the rating of the hospital went down to requires improvement both in regard to […]
National law firm Freeths continues to bolster its market leading Planning and Environment Group with the appointment of Sarah Phillips as Legal Director in Bristol. Sarah joins from Herbert Smith Freehills with over 17 years’ experience of advising both private and public sector clients on complex planning matters. Sarah’s appointment will expand the Group’s Bristol […]
Current research suggests that feuding and conflicting colleagues account for nearly half of all grievances raised in the workplace. Rob Smedley, Director, is delighted to welcome Burberry’s Claire Salter (Director of Global Employee Relations) as guest speaker for our HR Matters session, discussing Burberry’s “Steps to Resolution Framework”. The Framework was designed and implemented, with […]
On 20 October 2023, the CQC published their State of Health Care and Adult Social Care in England for 2022/23. The report stressed that the CQC continue to have concerns around the quality of maternity services in England. In the CQC’s analysis of the ratings given to maternity services up and down England this year, […]
Services provided at Forest House Adolescent Unit which is run by Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (“the Trust”) have been found by the Care Quality Commission (“CQC”) to “require improvement” and whilst this is an improvement on the previous “inadequate” rating, the CQC believe there are still steps to be taken to improve the […]
National law firm Freeths has been crowned Best Technology Team of the Year at the prestigious British Legal Technology Awards 2023. Hosted by Netlaw Media, the annual awards acknowledge and reward excellence in Legal Technology and IT Security across the UK and International Legal Sectors. With over 300 people in attendance, Freeths were crowned winners […]
National law firm Freeths has won a copyright infringement case for client THJ Systems, owned by Andy Mitchell, after court ruled ex-business partner Dan Sheridan wrongly used images of its software after their relationship fell apart. The Court of Appeal (COA) held that US-based trading mentor Sheridan wrongly used screenshots of risk and price charts […]
Join us for our breakfast networking event on the 22nd November in Bristol. During this event we will be hearing from Caroline Gourlay, a Business Psychologist who helps leaders in the industry by bringing psychological insight to common business problems. This talk will be: A journey to the dark side – exploring the shadow side […]
The EU’s General Court has dismissed an application for interim relief by a member of the French Parliament who sought to annul the EU-US Data Privacy Framework (DPF), a mechanism that allows the transfer of personal data from the EU to the US for commercial purposes. The DPF was adopted by the European Commission in […]
On 2 October 2023, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) announced that its draft Data Protection Fining Guidance (Guidance) is open for consultation. What is the Data Protection Fining Guidance? The Guidance seeks to provide greater clarity to organisations concerning the ICO’s ability to issue (and its methodology for calculating) fines resulting from breaches of the […]
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