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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”


Dismissals for breakdown in working relationships
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • August 7 2012

In a decision handed down on 19 July 2012 in the case of Sian Kerslake v North West London Hopsitals NHS, the High Court held that a Trust could proceed with an internal hearing to consider if a consultant should be dismissed for “some other substantial reason” (SOSR) where it was alleged that there had been a breakdown in the working relationship


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


R (on the application of Alexander Thomas Condliff) v North Staffordshire PCT
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 27 2011

North Staffordshire PCT, represented by Mills & Reeve and counsel, David Lock QC, has successfully resisted an appeal against the High Court decision of His Honour Judge Waksman QC


Health legal update - December 2013
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • December 10 2013

2013 must have been one of the most challenging years ever with a multiplicity of new organisations and conflicts of interest emerging, tenders for


Caldicott 2 The Information Governance Review: The final chance to get it right?
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 14 2013

Dame Fiona Caldicott is right when she observes confusion and a lack of clarity when it comes to sharing information - often to the detriment of


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


Migrants face up front NHS surcharge in addition to visa fees
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • January 13 2015

The NHS health surcharge for visa applications is expected to come into effect in April 2015. Employers who intend to employ migrant staff should


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