The Lifeline Project was a well-regarded charity. Failure to carry out the targets within the contracts led the charity into insolvency and resulted in a personal, 7-year disqualification order.
As a patient, you might be sympathetic of those working in understaffed hospitals. However, delays in admission or assessment at the hospital can be significant if the severity of your condition is not recognised by reception or nursing staff. Whilst waiting to see a doctor for a fracture can result in time spent waiting in pain, for patients with unrecognised and time-sensitive conditions, such as sepsis, cardiac difficulties or a stroke, every minute spent waiting to see a doctor can have negative long-term effects. Delays can have a serious impact on the treatment offered and may result in long-term complications or, in the worst-case scenario, death. This is fast becoming a larger issue when, as is now becoming commonplace, patients can be left waiting for more than four hours to see a doctor.
At Anthony Collins Solicitors, we act for both those who have suffered serious injuries or death as a result of delays in diagnosis or treatment of medical emergencies or their families. We have successfully supported clients in bringing claims against hospitals and GPs in instances where there has been a delay in the diagnosis of a medical condition which has caused an injury or death.
On 23 July, trainees from Anthony Collins Solicitors will host an ‘experience day’, which will involve various activities and presentations, with lawyers and non-lawyers from across the firm.
The Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner (OISC) has launched a new scheme specifically for charities and not-for-profit organisations who want to advise EU citizens on UK settlement.
In the second part of our series on contract management pitfalls, we look at the risks and opportunities presented by payment mechanisms in construction contracts.
Under most construction contracts, the contractor takes on the ground conditions risk. However, a recent case has demonstrated that the risk can fall on the employer.
The UK Government has been consulting on how it should promote social value in its procurements. Here is our response that we submitted to the consultation...
The Tenant Fees Act 2019 came into force on 1 June 2019.
A recent case in the Court of Appeal will no doubt bring a sigh of relief for employers, but a corresponding sigh of disappointment may be uttered for equality and gender balance in the workplace.
This briefing assists response to the consultation paper by outlining the consultation questions, providing some background information and prompting some thoughts and potential answers.
A report published on 29 May by the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) has found that since 2009-10, local government spending on services has fallen on average by 21% in real terms.
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