Health and social care

ET fees ruled unlawful – what next for employers?

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Our employment expert considers some of the further detail of the Supreme Court's ruling to make employment tribunal fees unlawful, the implications this will have for employers and what to take into consideration going forward. More …

Webinar recording: How businesses can better contract with government

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Blake Morgan Partner Simon McCann recently joined forces with the CBI's Head of Government & Healthcare, George McFarlane to discuss best practice and guidance on tendering and contracting with central and/or local government. Listen to the recording here. More …

Blake Morgan success in landmark mental health appeal

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Blake Morgan, acting on behalf of the Welsh Ministers, has successfully appealed a decision of the Upper Tribunal (on appeal from the Mental Health Review Tribunal for Wales) in the matter of Re PJ. More …

Blake Morgan experts contribute to key healthcare M&A publication

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Health and Care M&A experts Stephen Tainsh and Guy Constant have contributed to the Practising Law Institute's 'Health Care Mergers and Acquisitions Answer Book 2016'. This is a key title published in the US which provides the reader with a road map of how general M&A principles apply to transactions in the health care sector. Edited by Corporate Partners from US law firm Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, our Partners contributed to the section relating to M&A in England, and their full CVs are included in the book. More …

Apprenticeship Levy Update – funding arrangements confirmed

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The Government has now confirmed many of the proposals set out in its consultation from August on Apprenticeship Levy funding arrangements in England More …

Brexit: NHS Wales and the EU – what will be the impact of leaving the EU for devolved policy areas in Wales?

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Following the leave vote on 23 June, the Research Service, Legal Service and EU Office of the National Assembly for Wales ('the Assembly') have prepared a Research Paper to consider what implications this has for Wales and for the work of the Assembly and Welsh Government. More …

Non Profit Distributing Model

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The widespread adoption of a new funding model for major infrastructure projects across the UK may have moved a step closer thanks to a key decision that has come to light. The Non-Profit Distributing (NPD) Model is an alternative to the much-maligned Private Finance Initiative (PFI) in which surplus profits are reinvested in the public sector rather than going to the private sector as unpopular 'windfall' payments. More …

Non-profit distributing - has Scotland found a model that works for infrastructure projects across the whole of the UK?

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However, the NPD model had to be placed on hold in both Wales and Scotland (where it was originally developed) due to the decision by the Office of National Statistics that an NPD scheme (the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route) had to be given a public “on balance sheet” classification. More …

QSRC LTD (‘QSRC’), Regina (on the Application of) -V- National health service Commissioning Board (‘NHS England’) and another

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Judgment was handed down on Monday 21 December in the first case to consider the NHS (Competition, Procurement and Patient Choice) More …