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Good news all round

It’s been a great week here at Hempsons and we’re delighted to announce a number of exciting developments. On Tuesday of this week The Times launched their Top 200 Law Firms report, describing Hempsons as “the country’s biggest specialist health and social care legal practice.” And following on from that news, yesterday the Chambers Guide to the Legal Profession confirmed the latest Legal 500 rankings (reported on Wednesday this week), placing Hempsons firmly at the top of the rankings for healthcare law and defendant clinical negligence.

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Hempsons’ Healthcare Newsbrief 2018

Welcome to this autumn edition of Hempsons’ Healthcare Newsbrief. It has been a busy few months for the NHS in the legal system with some ground-breaking decisions on key areas such as withdrawing clinically-assisted nutrition and hydration, fitness to practice and procurement.

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Inadequate record keeping invalidates contract award

Hempsons recently acted on behalf of Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust and Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (the “Trusts”) in successfully challenging Lancashire County Council (the “Council”) in relation to a procurement challenge for the provision of 0 – 19 services.

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Civil Society Strategy

The Government published its Civil Society Strategy on 9th August 2018. The focus is on community, an ‘even bigger’ society, and creating ‘social value’ – something that the Government states as being independent of state control.

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