Too much focus on personalities in this golden oldie, says Mr Pettifog. And no-one should criticise the saintly Baroness Hale, incoming President of the UK Supreme Court!
Nearly a year ago, IP Draughts reported on a case in the English High Court, Compass Group UK and Ireland Limited (trading as Medirest) v Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust  EWHC 781 (QB), which was heard before Mr Justice Cranston.
The decision in the High Court
The case was fascinating for the light it threw on how a hospital procurement manager behaved in a “challenging” manner with a supplier of catering services. The contract included a provision for “service failure points” – effectively fines – for non-compliance with service standards. According to Cranston J, the procurement manager deducted an “absurd” amount for minor failures. For allowing a chocolate mousse to be in a fridge one day after its use-by date, the supplier was…
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