Articles - DAC Beachcroft

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February 2017

Litigation reforms arrive on our shores

Litigation reforms arrive on our shores

For a time there was room for doubt as to whether the Government’s radical programme of reform for mainstream litigation was going to affect the world ...

The last-minute change of plan: How courts are no longer easing the path for late amendments

The last-minute change of plan: How courts are no longer easing the path for late amendments

Late amendments to Particulars of Claim involving the introduction of new allegations can result in cost and inconvenience to both parties. Historical ...

Real Estate Tip of the Week: VAT – Very Awkward Tax

Real Estate Tip of the Week: VAT – Very Awkward Tax

This tip is about "transfers of a going concern" or "TOGCs" (which are outside the scope of VAT). This is a reminder that HMRC changed its practice a ...

Calling time on the compensation culture - Government responds to the whiplash consultation and lays primary legislation before Parliament

Calling time on the compensation culture - Government responds to the whiplash consultation and lays primary legislation before Parliament

Having now consulted with several hundred industry stakeholders, the Government yesterday delivered its response to the recent whiplash consultation ( ...

Consultation and involvement

Consultation and involvement

Consultations on changes to health and social care are often approached with great trepidation. Common questions range from; are we required to consul ...

Information

Information

At the heart of collaboration between organisations is the sharing of information. This may be performance-related information shared by commissioners ...

Governance and relationships

Governance and relationships

Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships (STPs) were always likely to attract significant attention and even controversy; designed as they are t ...

Contracting for collaboration and efficiency

Contracting for collaboration and efficiency

Collaboration means many different things to different people in the NHS. In our view, the importance of defining your collaboration goes to the heart ...

STPs: a four part guide

STPs: a four part guide

Across 44 geographical areas in England, local NHS organisations and Councils have formed partnerships, STPs, that are designed to reduce pressure on ...

Disproportionate ATE premium slashed from £31,976.49 to £2,120

Disproportionate ATE premium slashed from £31,976.49 to £2,120

In 2009, Lord Justice Jackson stated that "in some areas of civil litigation, costs are disproportionate and impede access to justice". Subsequently, ...