Articles - DAC Beachcroft

Articles by Stephen Hocking

Health and Care Bill 2021 : the role of voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations in an ICS

Health and Care Bill 2021 : the role of voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations in an ICS

In this briefing we consider the Integrated Care System (“ICS”) “implementation guidance on partnerships with the voluntary, community and social ente ...

Loosening the ties that bind: new NHS procurement regime proposed

Loosening the ties that bind: new NHS procurement regime proposed

On 12th February we summarised for you the top 10 takeaways from the Government’s proposals for the new Health and Social Care Bill, “Integration and ...

Value Judgment

Value Judgment

Stephen Hocking, public law partner at international law firm DAC Beachcroft, and an adviser to UK universities, discusses the pressures on educators ...

Higher Education: A new model emerges

Higher Education: A new model emerges

Purpose, technological impact, the purpose of physical institutions and the student body composition were all changing pre-COVID-19. They are now cent ...

Higher Education, students, and COVID-19

Higher Education, students, and COVID-19

As places where an often internationally mobile population of people study, work and live, higher education providers will be thinking about the impac ...

Charity Commission makes use of new regulatory powers

Charity Commission makes use of new regulatory powers

As charities will be aware, the Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Act 2016 made numerous amendments to the Charities Act 2011 (the “Act”) b ...

Case alert – High Court rejects challenge to CCGs' policy favouring cheaper, unlicensed drug

Case alert – High Court rejects challenge to CCGs' policy favouring cheaper, unlicensed drug

In the recent case of Bayer Plc and Novartis Pharmaceuticals UK Ltd v NHS Darlington CCG and Oths [2018] EWHC 2465 (Admin), Whipple J rejected an appl ...

Purdah begins - what you need to know

Purdah begins - what you need to know

What is purdah? 'Purdah' (formally known as the 'election period') is the period leading up to an election, during which care should be taken to avoid ...