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Day three of the High Court funding cuts battle

Get the latest from the third day of PSNC and the NPA's legal challenge to the funding cuts in England, live from the Royal Courts of Justice in London.

Welcome to C+D's rolling live coverage of the third day of the pharmacy funding cuts case in the High Court in London. For information on all the key players, as well as how the sector got to this point, read our in-depth summary here.

Follow @CandDAnnabelle for real-time updates on Twitter, or click here to catch up on everything from yesterday's hearing – including the "sensational" letter from the chancellor to Theresa May, reassuring her over the pharmacy cuts.

For reference, 'AF' is PSNC's lawyer Alison Foster QC, 'JC' refers to judge Justice Collins, and DL refers to the NPA's lawyer David Lock QC. 'JE' is the Department of Health's QC, James Eadie.


Do you think the funding cuts will be reversed as a result of the NPA and PSNC's High Court challenge?
Not fully, but we might secure some concessions
Total votes: 228

After three days of evidence, revelations, and some "spiky" exchanges, C+D's deputy news editor Annabelle Collins wraps up #CutsInCourt

"This case was not just about reversing the funding cuts, but establishing the truth." Stephen Fishwick gives the NPA's summary of the High Court hearing

4.25pm: "We couldn't have done any more." NPA chairman Ian Strachan praises the "fair hearing" over the last three days



4.20pm: Oliver Wright, senior associate Knights Professional Services Limited, provides legal commentary after day three of #CutsInCourt


1.30pm: The comment that attracted the greatest reaction on Twitter this morning...

1pm: While #CutsInCourt adjourns for lunch, @CandDThomas is across London, witnessing a mock version...


NPA chairman Ian Strachan was "delighted" with how yesterday's High Court hearing went – but are you hopeful the funding cuts will be quashed? Vote in C+D's poll

Are you hopeful the funding cuts will be quashed?

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