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legal issues

NHS News – Major Challenge on Medicines Procurement And More

While I was away last week, a couple of interesting NHS procurement stories hit the press. We wrote about the problems at social care provider […]

Surrey NHS Commissioning – Surely An Avoidable Legal Battle

The county of Surrey is gaining an unwanted reputation for screwing up NHS commissioning-type procurement exercises. After Virgin won £2 million in damages last year, […]

Serco Challenges MOD Procurement Decision – A High Stakes Game

We are seeing a rash of supplier challenges to major government procurement exercises at the moment. One of the most interesting is Serco’s challenge to […]

Andrew Daly of Hempsons – More on Public Procurement Legislation and Avoiding Problems

At the recent HCSA conference we heard from Andrew Daly, a partner at law firm Hempsons and an expert in public procurement regulations. We covered […]

Surrey Still Refusing to Explain Millions Paid to Virgin After Procurement Fail

You may remember that Virgin Care successfully pursued a court case against Surrey County Council and six Surrey health bodies (clinical commissioning groups). That followed […]

Should Procurement Be Negotiating Harder With Oracle?

The Register (and other sources) reported recently on a fascinating case that highlighted a number of issues – the commission paid to software sales people […]

HS2 Contract Award Might Draw Legal Challenge – Conflicts of Interest Maybe?

It was only a couple of weeks ago that we mentioned here the potential for a conflict of interest on the HS2 rail project in […]

Uber Loses Employment Tribunal – Contingent Labour Classification Issues Loom

A UK employment tribunal on Friday decided that two Uber drivers had a valid claim to be employed by the firm. Uber claimed that the […]

Volkswagen Supplier Dispute – Supply Chain “Good Practice” May Have Contributed To Problems

We wrote yesterday about the dispute between Volkswagen and two of its key suppliers which has led to production of Golf cars being suspended for […]

Kath Harmeston / Co-op Employment Tribunal (part 2) – a Partial Victory

Continuing Marie-Claire Kidd's report on the Kath Harmeston / Co-op employment tribunal case - part 1 was here. In the tribunal, Harmeston exposed Pippa Wicks’ […]

Kath Harmeston – Not Fired For Whistle-Blowing, Court Says

We have now read the 65-page judgement in the Kath Harmeston unfair dismissal case so we can clarify what was somewhat confusing reporting last week. […]

Breaking News! Kath Harmeston Loses Her Case Against the Co-op (Or Did She?!)

Today, the Manchester Employment Tribunal has found in favour of the Co-operative Group in relation to the unfair dismissal case brought by Kath Harmeston, its […]