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Procurement case law update: Bromcom v United Learning Trust

Procurement case law update: Bromcom v United Learning Trust

A very interesting judgment was handed down in Bromcom Computers PLC v (1) United Learning Trust and (2) United Church Schools Trust shortly before Ch ...

High Court delivers judgment in obstetric case relating to care provided in 1996: CNZ v Royal Bath Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust & The Secretary of State for Health and Social Care

High Court delivers judgment in obstetric case relating to care provided in 1996: CNZ v Royal Bath Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust & The Secretary of State for Health and Social Care

On 11 January 2023 Mr Justice Ritchie handed down judgment in the case of CNZ v Royal Bath Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. The case relates to obstetr ...

Court of Protection orders for section 49 reports reined in at last?

Court of Protection orders for section 49 reports reined in at last?

Section 49 of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 gives the Court of Protection the power to order a report from a local authority or an NHS body on any matt ...

Value for below-threshold advertising requirements corrected for NHS Foundation Trusts

Value for below-threshold advertising requirements corrected for NHS Foundation Trusts

The Public Contracts (Amendment) Regulations 2022 (‘SI 2022/1390’) came into force on 21 December 2022.  This corrects anomalies relating to the inclu ...

Challenging the fairness of CQC reports: latest from the courts

Challenging the fairness of CQC reports: latest from the courts

Health and social care providers will be acutely aware that poor ratings in CQC inspection reports have the potential to “wreak serious economic and r ...

 Employers, Are You Complying With Your Automatic Enrolment Obligations?

Employers, Are You Complying With Your Automatic Enrolment Obligations?

Last month we celebrated the 10 year anniversary of automatic enrolment on 31 October and saw the publication of a report setting out the findings fro ...

New from the Court of Appeal: an inquest is not a ‘surrogate public inquiry’

New from the Court of Appeal: an inquest is not a ‘surrogate public inquiry’

As the arguments about whether an inquest should be a wider ‘Article 2’ inquiry rumble on in Coroners’ courts up and down the country, we now have the ...

Wisely and slow - timetable for UK Medical Device reform delayed

Wisely and slow - timetable for UK Medical Device reform delayed

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has published a decision to introduce a 12-month extension before the implementation of ...

MHRA publishes medical software and AI roadmap for way ahead

MHRA publishes medical software and AI roadmap for way ahead

The Medicines and Health products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has published a roadmap setting out how it will regulate software and artificial intelligen ...

Charities update: changes to rules on ex gratia payments delayed

Charities update: changes to rules on ex gratia payments delayed

In our recent article for charities setting out the latest on changes to be introduced by the Charities Act 2022, we touched on ‘ex gratia’ payments b ...