Junior doctors’ High Court challenge to Jeremy HuntBMJ 2016; 354 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i4975 (Published 13 September 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;354:i4975
- Clare Dyer
- The BMJ
Next week the dispute over the new contract for junior doctors in England moves from the picket line to a new battleground: the Royal Courts of Justice in London. On 19 and 20 September five junior doctors are mounting a legal challenge in the High Court to health secretary Jeremy Hunt’s power to impose the contract on them.
How has the case got to court?
Five junior doctors—Marie-Estella McVeigh, Francesca Silman, Ben White, Nadia Masood, and Amar Mashru—raised money using the online crowdfunding platform CrowdJustice. They raised £300 000 from more than 5000 donors. They secured the services of Bindmans, a public law firm, and set up the company Justice for Health to take the case forward. A High Court judge gave the go ahead …