David Reissner, senior healthcare partner at law firm Charles Russell Speechlys, confirmed to C+D today (November 1) that a client has asked him to “obtain a [senior lawyer’s] opinion on the lawfulness of the cuts” to pharmacy funding in England.
“I’ll be doing that as quickly as possible,” he told C+D.
Mr Reissner said he could not name the business in question, but confirmed “it is a multiple”.
The law firm urged pharmacists to contribute to the cost of a legal challenge last week (October 26), saying that just £10 from every pharmacy would help raise the “low six-figure sum” needed to fund the cost of a senior lawyer taking the “urgent hearings” to court.
Noel Wardle, a partner at the firm, said it had received “quite a flurry of contacts from pharmacists saying they’ll contribute” after the call-out.