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DAC Beachcroft LLP’s clients include South Tees NHS Foundation Trust, Doncaster Clinical Commissioning Group, and Sheffield Teaching NHS Foundation Trust. Practice head David Weatherburn is experienced in group actions and high-value claims and Gill Weatherill specialises in mental health, capacity law and deprivation of liberty. Senior associate Andrea Proudlock ‘is very responsive and helpful and gives excellent advice’.

Hempsons’ practice attracts praise for providing a service that is ‘tailored to each individual client’. In Newcastle, team head Janice Barber ‘understands the health sector and has a passion for work that is unrivalled’. Stephanie Green stands out for her ‘efficiency and excellent understanding of clients’ requirements’. Based in the Harrogate office, the ‘very thoroughRichard Pickeringis an excellent adviser on litigation matters’. Experienced healthcare litigator Elizabeth Grey joined in 2015 from DAC Beachcroft LLP.

Amanda Maskery and Victoria Armstrong lead a team at Sintons LLP that delivers ‘outstanding service levels, excellent industry expertise and a client-centric approach’. The team is advising South Tyneside NHS Foundation Trust on a number of matters including an integrated care hub, governance arrangements for St Benedict’s Hospice and the establishment of a healthcare charity. Hilary Parker is also highly regarded.

In addition to acting for over 60 NHS organisations, Ward Hadaway’s team has been reappointed to the Healthtrust Europe panel and gained new clients including Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust, Liverpool GP Federation and Salix Health. Jeffrey Keeble leads the team and has extensive experience in high-value cerebral palsy and complex mental health cases. Other recommended individuals include Melanie Pears, who is highly experienced in PFI transactions, Lisa Evans, who represents healthcare clients in inquests, and Stuart Craig, who advises NHS Trusts on contentious and non-contentious matters.

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