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Civil legal issues 

Civil legal issues
Chapter:
Civil legal issues
Author(s):

Nigel Eastman

, Gwen Adshead

, Simone Fox

, Richard Latham

, and Seán Whyte

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199562824.003.0116
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date: 23 October 2019

Family law 510

Tort law and negligence 512

Compensation after injury 514

Clinical negligence 516

Professional liability in practice 518

Professional boundary violations 519

Disciplinary & professional proceedings 521

Employment & equality law 523

Immigration and extradition law 525

Inquests 527

Family law encompasses divorce, adoption, wardship (the court supervising a child's care), residence of and contact with children, parental responsibility, and care proceedings. It covers both private and public law....

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