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Should we mount a legal challenge against the denial of an improvement grant?

We have applied to our LHB for an improvement grant which was agreed in principle last year.

The application has now been rejected, we feel unfairly, and we feel that it may be useful to take legal advice early in preparing our argument for appeal. The LHBs are soon to lose their financial power and we feel they are trying to stall us so we run out of time to apply for this grant.

The questions are: Is it appropriate to take legal advice and if we do which area of law is the most appropriate to look at. The grant by the way is for £300,000 and our two neighbouring practices in town have had grants approved which put us at a disadvantage.

Andrew Lockhart-Mirams

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