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In a move that many observers will see as a victory against the increasing ‘stealth’ privatisation of the NHS, healthcare provider Circle is set to lose its contract to the Nottingham NHS Treatment Centre, despite taking legal action to get the decision changed.

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A recent judgement at the High Court in London has seen the Post Office being ordered to pay over £5 million in legal costs resulting from its ongoing legal dispute with former Post Office workers.

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A recent judgement has seen a costs penalty of £80,000 imposed on the Ministry of Defence (MOD) following concerns over disclosure of information as part of a contract dispute case.

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  • Pink Floyd legend and multi-instrumentalist David Gilmour has become embroiled in a contract dispute with the composer of a well-known and popular jingle that can be heard at train stations throughout France. The jingle, originally composed by Frenchman Michael Boumendil, is used by French national railway company SNCF throughout its 20,000 mile network. Gilmour, who joined Pink Floyd in 1967, first heard the jingle when travelling across France in 2013. In an interview with Le Parisien in 2015, he claimed that the up-baet 2-second piece made him “..want to sing and dance”. Gilmour subsequently contacted sonic branding specialist Boumendil, asking if he could use the jingle in a separate song. Alledged breach of contract Once Boumendil realised that the request was genuine and that he wasn’t being pranked, an agreement was reached between them and SNCF in 2015 and Boumendil received a co-writing... Read More

  • A recent costs hearing at the High Court in London has revealed the extent of the legal costs already accumulated in the high-profile Bates v Post Office litigation action. The class action claim, backed by litigation funders Therium Capital, involves over 500 former subpostmasters and mistresses who are claiming that the Post Office, following the implementation of a new IT system called ‘Horizon’, incorrectly blamed them for apparent shortfalls in branch accounts. The hearing disclosed that costs on both sides have now topped £35m, prompting Mr Justice Fraser to comment that some costs incurred seemed ‘excessive’. The barristers representing the claimants, Henderson Chambers, argued that the Post Office has spent more than the 555 claimants, citing a figure of £19.5m compared with £16.828m. They also pointed out that the Post Office has employed two law firms and as a result is instructing... Read More

  • Multiple European champions and current Premier League frontrunners Liverpool FC have emerged victorious in a recent contract dispute and are now free to use global sportswear giant Nike as their new supplier of official team kit. Liverpool has been provided with team and club kit by manufacturer New Balance since 2012. The recent judgment ends a dispute that had culminated in a 3 day hearing as New Balance attempted to maintain their lucrative contract with the club. The Boston-based manufacturer were extremely keen to retain their relationship with a club which, as well as being one of soccer’s most recognised brands on a global scale, is also currently performing well on the pitch. When it became clear that the club were interested in a new kit contract with Nike, New Balance tried force the activation of a renewal clause in their contract... Read More