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One of the top firms’, Capsticks LLP’s team includes the ‘highly experiencedLisa Geary, who has particular strength in real estate matters. Ian Cooper has been leading the team advising 38 NHS organisations on the Care Quality Commission’s new inspection and enforcement regime. The six-partner group is headed by employment specialist Rachael Heenan and clinical negligence expert David Roberts. Commercial partner Robert McGough and associate James Atkins are also recommended.

The ‘very knowledgeableEve Gregory leads DAC Beachcroft LLP’s ‘first-class’ practice, which includes the ‘unflappablePeter Merchant, who led the team representing the Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, and Leeds and York Partnership NHS Trust in an inquest concerning the death of a patient following a collision between an ambulance and a bus.

Hempsons’ team is singled out for its regulatory knowledge, which clients consider ‘second to none’. It also assists healthcare clients with employment, litigation and real estate matters. Adrian Parker leads the team, which includes the ‘extremely hardworkingAdam Hartrick and ‘astounding’ corporate partner Ross Clark. Andrew Davidson and litigation head Adrienne D’Arcy are also recommended. In 2015, Kathleen Wilson returned to the firm from Capsticks LLP, while Simon Massey went in-house at Lend Lease.

Led by co-heads Bill Gilliam and Paul Dight, Addleshaw Goddard LLP advises on healthcare-related mergers, commercial outsourcing, franchising and acquisitions. Gilliam is currently leading the team advising the NHS Trust Development Authority on a number of matters, including the dissolution and transfer of the Liverpool Community Health NHS Trust into two providers.

Walker Morris LLP’s ‘strong’ cross-departmental practice is noted for its ‘excellent client care’. The practice advises health trusts on contracts and procurement, as well as regulatory and real estate matters. Key figures include practice head Andrew Northage, who is ‘charming and easy to work with’, and regulatory and compliance head Jeanette Burgess.

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