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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 ...

High Court rejects argument that changes to procurement law mean automatic suspension should be maintained

High Court rejects argument that changes to procurement law mean automatic suspension should be maintained

The High Court has rejected a novel argument mounted by an unsuccessful bidder in a prison healthcare claim that the automatic suspension should remai ...

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 ...

Updated guidance for assuring NHS transactions: what you need to know

Updated guidance for assuring NHS transactions: what you need to know

NHS England (“NHSE”) published updated guidance for assuring NHS transactions (“the Guidance”) on 11 October 2022, almost a year after it was consulte ...

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 ...