Research Publications


Legal research projects are undertaken in the strictest confidence and do not appear on this website. Such projects do not provide legal services nor are they a substitute for legal or other professional advice.

Details of other research projects are only available on this website with the express permission of the client.

Available discussion documents include:

TOWARDS A NATIONAL HEALTH SERVICE MEDIATION SCHEME

‘….the Kent Health Mediation Service of West Kent NHS and Social Care Trust….initiates a Pilot Project for the purpose of investigating and evaluating the effectiveness and potential of Mediation as a method of resolving disputes arising within the NHS….’

To download this paper please refer to:

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/242617798_Towards_a_National_Health_Service_Mediation_Scheme_Proposed_Pilot_Project_Discussion_Document_July

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TOWARDS AN INDEPENDENT COMPLAINTS INVESTIGATION SERVICE FOR THE NHS AND SOCIAL CARE SECTORS

‘….proposals….intended to initiate discussions between…relevant stakeholders regarding the implementation of a Complaints Investigation Service within the context of National Health Service reforms….’.

To download this paper please refer to:

PDF available on application

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TOWARDS IN-HOUSE PROFESSIONAL LAW TRAINING

‘Professional law training should be delivered in the place where it will ultimately be used – in a legal practice…a proposal which should be given serious consideration by legal professional organisations representing those working as legal advisors in the civil and criminal justice systems…including those employed in Alternative Business Structures…integrating the qualifying process for legal practitioners within a legal practice environment at an early stage will…..’.

This Discussion Document  was submitted as evidence to The Legal Education and Training Review (http://letr.org.uk/open-submissions/index.html) which was set up in 2011 by the Solicitors Regulation Authority, the Bar standards Board and ILEX Professional Standards to review education and training requirements across regulated and non-regulated legal services in England & Wales. The LETR reported in June 2013 (http://letr.org.uk/the-report/appendices/appendix-a/index.html)

An article based upon the proposals made in this document was published in the Journal of The Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEX) (August 2012 issue):

http://journalarchive.cilex.org.uk/journal_home/issue_content/august_2012/august_12-opinion_pgs_16-17.aspx

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OWNING A BUSINESS: THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW

A simple and straightforward book consisting of 80 pages of mentoring suggestions and referring to more than 70 website links. Aimed at business owners who are starting or establishing a small business, it provides assistance with defining and promoting a business proposal.

E-book from digital stores at www.books2read.com/OAB

E-book and flat-bound, pocket sized print book available from www.amazon.co.uk

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For more information, click on: bit.ly/1REoab

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SHOULD CHOICE OF HEALTHCARE BE A HUMAN RIGHT?

‘Adjudications by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) have caused controversy within the Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) healthcare sector. Are the human rights of CAM practitioners and their patients being protected? This article is intended to stimulate discussion about how the remit of the Human Rights Act 1998 may or may not apply to the activities of the ASA and, if it does not apply, then the degree to which, arguably, it should.’ To view this article, please click on:

http://www.positivehealth.com/article/complementary-medicine/is-choice-of-healthcare-a-human-right

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ADVERTISING STANDARDS AUTHORITY: REGULATION AND ACCOUNTABILITY – DISCUSSION DOCUMENT

http://www.positivehealth.com/article/letters-to-the-editor/letters-to-the-editor-issue-231 (Item 3)

see also: Your CAM Practice and the Advertising Standards Authority – Time to take action

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PRACTICE MANAGEMENT PROPOSALS PREPARED ON BEHALF OF AN INTEGRATED HEALTH CENTRE

Preliminary details are posted in the ‘RESEARCH – COMPLEMENTARY MEDICINE’ section of this website.

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DRAFT DOCUMENTATION RELATING TO THE PRACTICE MANAGEMENT OF AN INTEGRATED HEALTH CENTRE

Consultancy services available on request.

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PROPOSALS AND DRAFT DOCUMENTATION RELATING TO AN INTEGRATED HEALTH OUTREACH SERVICE PROMOTING THE PROVISION OF COMPLEMENTARY MEDICINE TREATMENTS TO CLIENTS AT HOME OR IN THEIR PLACE OF WORK

Consultancy services available on request.

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WHO SHOULD BE ALLOWED TO OPERATE UNDER SECTION 12 (1) OF THE MEDICINES ACT 1968 (as amended) – A DISCUSSION DOCUMENT

Consultancy services available on request.

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A PROPOSAL THAT A UNIVERSITY CENTRE PROVIDES CONTINUING PRACTICE DEVELOPMENT COURSES TO THE PROFESSIONAL SECTORS OF LAW, EDUCATION, FINANCE, ESTATE MANAGEMENT AND HEALTH CARE EXISTING WITHIN THE REGION IT SERVES

‘….many professional practitioners also perceive the completion of CPD as a burden. This is not because they object to updating their specialist skills and knowledge. It is because CPD courses are, in the main, provided at distant and expensive venues situated in the larger city centres…..this puts practitioners to considerable inconvenience and expense at a time when they are already under pressure to….’.

Consultancy services available on request.

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A NEW MARKETING INITIATIVE AIMED AT ENHANCING CLIENT CARE TO PROMOTE AND DEVELOP THE INTRODUCTION OF LEGAL SERVICES TO COMMERCIAL CLIENTS OF SOLICITORS ENGAGED IN PRIVATE PRACTICE

‘…Often, the client’s perception is that instructing a firm of Solicitors is perplexing, problematical, transitory and always expensive…. this proposal aims to enhance the client care service which a firm of Solicitors provides to its existing and potential commercial clients…. by the appointment of a legally qualified consultant who acts exclusively on behalf of the firm to….’.

Consultancy services available on request.

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