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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


Ambulance Trust found negligent
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • August 7 2012

The recent case of Taaffe v East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust (2012) is worth noting


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”


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


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


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


Withholding redundancy payments and unreasonable refusals of suitable alternative employment
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 8 2013

In the case of Readman v Devon PCT, Mrs Readman worked for the respondent PCT from 1985 to 2008 in community based nursing. She was ultimately


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


The Prescription Only Medicine (Human Use) Amendment Order 2010
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 14 2011

The Prescription Only Medicine (Human Use) Amendment Order 2010 (the order) amends the Prescriptions Only Medicine (Human Use) Order 1997 (the 1997 order) to amend the list of prescription only medicines (POMs) which can be administered by injection by anyone in an emergency situation for the purpose of saving life