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Capsticks advises Haringey PCT on new community hospital deal

September 2007. Press Releases by Capsticks (view listing).

Leading health sector specialists Capsticks acted as legal advisers to Haringey Teaching PCT on its newly-signed £12m Hornsey Central Community Hospital deal.

The NHS LIFT arrangement will see private sector partner Elevate Partnerships Ltd (advised by Shadbolts LLP) rebuild existing facilities and provide facilities management services.

Expected to open in 2009, the 3-storey community hospital will comprise 2 floors of clinical space and a third floor split evenly between “flexible clinical space” and staff accommodation for an integrated health and social care team for adults and older people.

As well as being at the forefront of the new generation of community facilities (termed “polyclinics” in Lord Darzi’s recent review) throughout London, the deal is also a pathfinder for the new “Land Retained Agreement”, modelled on the Department of Health's PFI standard contract.

The project is Capsticks’ 20th closed LIFT deal, following closely from the recent signing of the £8m first tranche of the fourth wave South East Essex NHS LIFT deal, expected to deliver in the region of £100m of new facilities over its 25 year lifespan.

For further details contact:
Graeme Trigg (Head of Client Services) –

or tel 020 8780 4823

Jessica Kohler (Partner) –

or tel 020 8780 4723.

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Health Expert Brian Capstick Is Rated UK?s Most Innovative Lawyer

July 2006. Press Releases by Capsticks (view listing).

Capsticks? Senior Partner, Brian Capstick, has been rated the UK?s most innovative lawyer in a report published by the Financial Times on June 29th. The report considered 300 submissions from 66 law firms and it is reflective of the recent pace of change in the healthcare sector that a healthcare expert should lead the way in a list dominated by the country?s top law firms.

The FT reported that ?Capsticks has become a top 100 law firm, with a healthcare-based practice? Mr Capstick developed modern quality management methods from the firm?s inception with the aim of delivering a consistently high standard of service that can be adapted to match the client?s expectations. As a result?(the firm) has topped the independent league tables for healthcare or clinical negligence law every year since 1993?.

Delighted with the FT report, Brian Capstick commented ?the firm?s reputation for innovation and consistently high standards continues to grow as we develop new ways of meeting the needs of an increasingly diverse health sector?.

Contact Graeme Trigg (tel 020 8780 4823, email, Head of Client Services, for more information.

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Legal Developments in the UK

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  • Court of Justice rules on source of income for Derivative Residence applications

    On 2 October 2019, the Court of Justice delivered its judgment in Bajratari v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Directive 2004/38/EC) Case C-93/18 which concerns Chen applications and the source of funds for self-sufficiency. 
  • End of the ‘centre of life test’ in Surinder Singh cases?

    In the recent case of  ZA (Reg 9. EEA Regs; abuse of rights) Afghanistan   [2019] UKUT 281 (IAC ), the Upper Tribunal found that there is no basis in EU law for the centre of life test, as set out in Regulation 9(3)(a) of the Immigration (European Economic Area) Regulations 2016 (the “Regulations”). It further found that it is not to be applied when Judges assess  Surinder Singh  cases that appear before them.
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    The Immigration Act 2014 (“the 2014 Act”) reduced the circumstances in which the refusal of an immigration application will give rise to a right of appeal. The  explanatory notes  to the 2014 Act state that the Act was intended to restructure rights of appeal to the Immigration Tribunal. Previously, a right of appeal to the Immigration Tribunal existed against any of the 14 different immigration decisions listed in s.82 of the  Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002  (“the 2002 Act”). As explained below, whether or not the refusal of an immigration application currently generates a right of appeal depends on the subject matter of the application rather than its categorisation.