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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”


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


What’s the problem with defensive medicine?
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 24 2014

For a significant percentage of doctors in the UK, the possibility of being sued for clinical negligence affects the decisions they make, and the


Court has jurisdiction to extend interim orders if application is made before expiry
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 13 2012

A number of recent cases have re-emphasised that the scheme in the Medical Act 1983 for interim suspension or interim conditions on practice may not be relied upon indefinitely, regardless of concerns about protection of the public, the practitioner, or the public interest, if fitness to practise proceedings are not progressed within a reasonable time of the allegation being made


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


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


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


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


Health legal update - July 2014
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 10 2014

Monitor’s latest guidance on integrated care looks at how healthcare providers and commissioners can enable better integration of care so services are