Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust and another

Public procurement – Public contracts. The defendant county council (LCC) applied unsuccessfully to have an automatic suspension lifted, which had prevented it from entering into a contract with the winner of a tendering process for services when the outcome of the process had been challenged by the claimant NHS trusts (the trusts). The Technology and Construction Court, in dismissing the application, held that, although damages would be an adequate remedy for LCC, the impact on the trusts would go far wider than simply those aspects to which a money value could be attributed. Damages would not be an adequate remedy for the trusts.

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