A law firm that routinely advises health service bosses faces claims it withheld evidence in a landmark NHS whistleblowing case.
A judge has called for full evidence disclosure to assess claims that healthcare specialist firm Hill Dickinson acted fraudulently in a dispute over a lack of legal protection for NHS doctors in whistleblowing claims.
The firm will now have to account for its actions in litigation that saw more than 50,000 doctors below consultant level in England deprived of legal whistleblowing protections, according to the junior medic at the centre of it, Chris Day. The case also had implications for 865,000 agency workers across other sectors – including construction.
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Source: ByLine Times, 9 February 2023