Policy, public law and disputes

The interrelationships between providers, commissioners and service users have tensions built in. We work hard to avoid litigation but, when disputes arise, we get you the right result.

In a constantly changing sector you need to innovate and change. We will help minimise legal and operational risks and deal with disputes quickly so that you can focus on delivering innovative, high quality care.

We can help you with:

  • Contract disputes between providers and commissioners
  • Collaboration, co-commissioning and ensuring liabilities are fairly apportioned
  • Producing policies that withstand challenges 
  • Defending judicial review challenges
  • Public consultations/service reconfigurations that are robust to challenge 
  • Processing Individual Funding Requests and developing IFR policies that withstand challenge
  • Responsible commissioner disputes
  • Continuing Healthcare (decisions on eligibility and funding options to include personal health budgets)
  • Local Authority obligations under the Care Act
  • Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)
  • Safeguarding – adults and children

Our clients

Our clients include:

  • Commissioners - Integrated Care Boards     
  • Providers of acute, community and mental health services
  • National bodies and regulators - Department of Health & Social Care, and Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority

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