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JCT 05: where did nominated sub-contractors go?
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • October 10 2008

NHS bodies in their role as client for construction projects sometimes require a contractor to employ a sub-contractor of the client’s choice (known as a “nominated sub-contractor”


Construction contracts: damages for delay
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 9 2010

If the provision of a new NHS building is delayed and it is the contractor's fault, the NHS body (as "employer" under the building contract) will want the right to recover the costs of the delay


Remembering what’s not written: implied terms
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • June 6 2013

When interpreting a contract, it's not just the express terms of the contract that are important. Careful consideration should also be given to


Overturning dismissals in internal appeal hearings
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 4 2013

In the case of Piper v Maidstone & Tunbridge NHS Trust, the NHS trust employer dismissed the claimant, who had been employed as a chaplain, for gross


Court clarifies when handcuffs should be used on prisoners or detained persons when in hospital
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • August 7 2012

The case of FGP v Serco (2012) EWHC 1804 (Admin) concerned the judicial review of Serco’s decision to use restraints on an individual during visits to Hillingdon Hospital


A CCG-owned CSU is an option according to NHS England
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • September 6 2013

NHS England may allow CCGs to take over their CSUs according to the Health Service Journal (HSJ). If this proposal goes ahead it would mean CSUs


Causation and limitation
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • December 17 2010

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) has successfully appealed against a decision allowing more than 1,000 ex-servicemen to proceed with claims for damages for injuries allegedly caused by exposure to fallout from British nuclear weapon tests in Australia and on islands in the Pacific Ocean during the Cold War in the 1950s


Candour - what is a notifiable patient safety incident?
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 4 2015

The Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activity) Regulations 2014 introduces the statutory duty of candour. While the terms used in those


The NHS duty to prevent suicide - the decision of the Supreme Court to extend the duty to informal patients
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 10 2012

In an extension of human rights law, the Supreme Court has made it clear that all psychiatric patients admitted into a mental health unit and at risk of suicide should be given the same level of protection irrespective of their status under the Mental Health Act


Judgment considers collective responsibility of jury
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • September 7 2010

NHS employees do not often come face to face with a jury, but you might if faced with a difficult inquest hearing or a serious criminal matter