For clients not seeking a full dispute resolution service, we can also offer a range of technical advice. This can be on an ad hoc hourly or daily rate basis or as a retainer, where a fixed monthly fee buys telephone and email advice for a period of time.

We can provide independent opinion by telephone or email on the

  • NHS Standard Contract
  • Contract Technical Guidance
  • National Tariff Payment System
  • Commissioning for Quality and Improvement (CQUIN)
  • Arbitration/Mediation precedents that we are aware of
  • Other national policy and guidance, e.g. resilience (‘winter’) funding

Where you may be considering your options in a contractual dispute, some independent advice can be crucial in informing your decision and ensuring you make the right choice.

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Case Studies

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