In the fourth part of our series on contract management pitfalls, we look at the risks arising out of varying the terms of construction contracts.
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.
A local authority recently received a "roasting" by the Pensions Ombudsman for their delay in processing an employee’s ill-health retirement pension, following her diagnosis with advanced cancer.
The Times is looking for three or four charities to feature in their editions running in December 2019 and early January 2020.
Cliff Mills defines and talks about the importance of social value in his blog, and its potential within Greater Manchester.
Following a power outage at Anthony Collins Solicitors’ (ACS) Birmingham office, our employees and partners currently have limited functionality, including no access to emails.
Joint ventures present an opportunity for housing associations to build organisational capacity, the revenues from which could help deliver on wider social housing commitments.
Residents are now unable to make applications to prohibit landlords from seeking to recover the cost of legal proceedings through the service charge on behalf of other residents, without consent.
Natalie Barbosa summarises some of the legal challenges facing fundraisers in the charity sector.
We hosted a breakfast roundtable with Insider Midlands magazine that had attendees from a range of organisations addressing housing needs in the Midlands. The discussion explored JVs in more detail.
The decision of the Court of Appeal in The Harpur Trust v Brazel & Unison has made clear that employers can no longer legally calculate part-time holiday based on 12.07% of hours worked over a year.
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