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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”


To disclose or not disclose? What to do when faced with an inquest
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • November 26 2013

Disclosure following patient deaths has become a "hot topic" in recent times and, particularly, since the events in Mid Staffordshire and Morecambe


Reporting the death of a person subject to the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DOLs)
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 16 2011

There is no statutory requirement for the Registrar of Births and Deaths to refer the deaths of those who are subject to a DOLs authorisation to the coroner


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


Health and Safety Executive (HSE) continues to encourage asbestos management plans
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 16 2011

The HSE continues to be active around the issue of asbestos


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


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


Health legal update - March 2014
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 19 2014

NHS England has published the latest review of CCGs with outstanding conditions and directions. Following the fourth conditions review, 12 more CCGs


Health legal update - September 2014
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • September 15 2014

Mergers between NHS foundation trusts, or between NHS foundation trusts and another business (NHS mergers), are subject to merger control reviews by


NHS patients withhold information from doctors for fear of data breaches
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • November 8 2011

New research has indicated that NHS patients in the UK may withhold information from their doctors and put off treatment as they fear their confidentiality might be compromised by data breaches