We are instructed by Professor Stephen Hawking, Dr Colin Hutchinson, Professor Allyson Pollock, Professor Sue Richards and Dr Graham Winyard in a proposed judicial review of the Secretary of State for Health and NHS England's introduction of non-NHS bodies to run health and social services without proper public consultation and full Parliamentary scrutiny. These non-NHS bodies, called “Accountable Care Organisations” could be given “full responsibility” for NHS and adult social services. Further details on the case can be found at https://www.crowdjustice.com/case/jr4nhs-round2/
A member of our team acted for a local authority that had transferred their housing stock under a LSVT. As part of that process the local authority provided the newly formed social landlord a warranty as to the state of the land transferred. The new owner found contamination present in a number of gardens and made a claim under the warranties. We successfully demonstrated that the liabilities were not as bad as first thought and following negotiating with the social landlord and the local authority’s insurer reached a satisfactory settlement on behalf of the local authority.